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Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage has declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls "reveal videos" -- a way for creators to take both horizontal and vertical video in one shot from their mobile device. Video viewers can then twist their phone as the video plays to watch from a new perspective and see more of the scene.

While Snapchat pioneered the idea of vertical video, newer companies are trying to free viewers from format constraints.

For example, Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile streaming service Quibi is pitching its ability to offer an ideal viewing experience no matter how you hold ...

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Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app

techcrunch.com     5+ mon ago

Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify's streaming service from their Watch's screen, as...

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs

techcrunch.com     8+ mon ago

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs Google has launched a new video-based Q&A app called Cameos on the App Store, which allows people to answer questions about themselves, then sh...

Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

techcrunch.com     6+ day ago

Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden / 8 hours Vimeo -- which itself has 90 million members in over 150 countries -- says that the two will work together "to develop entirely new short-for...

Short video service Musical.ly is merging into sister app TikTok

techcrunch.com     8+ mon ago

Short video service Musical.ly is merging into sister app TikTok Musical.ly, the short video app that s popular among teens and young people, is going away. Kinda of. The app and all user data and a...

Koo! is a social network for short-form podcasts

techcrunch.com     4+ mon ago

Alexandre Meregan says that music, and audio in general, has always been core to his life. But one day on his five-minute commute to work, trying to listen to a podcast for the first time, he realized...

Google launches AR measuring app

venturebeat.com     9+ mon ago

VB Summit: The best in AI. An invite-only executive event. Oct. 22 - 23 Want to measure how Apple and Google are doing in the AR race? Well you could look to both company s actual measur...

JP Morgan launches bank-backed cryptocurrency

JP Morgan launches bank-backed cryptocurrency

techradar.com     2+ mon ago

While 2018's cryptocurrency boom may be over, US investment bank JP Morgan has launched its own digital coin to help settle payments between its clients as part of its wholesale pa...

Google launches a Web client for Android s SMS app

arstechnica.com     10+ mon ago

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Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books

Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Wattpad, an online community for original fiction whose stories have been turned into streaming hits like Netflix's "The Kissing Booth," is now turning its eyes to publishing. The ...

Reverso launches synonyms app and service

techcrunch.com     5+ mon ago

Romain Dillet @romaindillet / 5 months Language learning company Reverso is launching a new product on the web and mobile. Reverso Synonyms is a thesaurus service that lets you learn new words and im...


Instagram launches long-form video app IGTV

upi.com     10+ mon ago

Instagram launches long-form video app IGTV By Sommer Brokaw...

Britannica Launches Video Storytelling Platform

Britannica Launches Video Storytelling Platform

techlearning.com     2+ mon ago

Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi announced today that they have partnered to bring video storytelling into Britannica's global product lines. Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binum...

What is TikTok? How a short-form video app took over the internet

What is TikTok? How a short-form video app took over the internet

nbcnews.com     3+ mon ago

On TikTok, the app that is suddenly everywhere on the internet, a certain genre of videos all start the same way: a first-person view of an arm reaching into a refrigerator while t...

Instagram launches long-form video app called IGTV, rivaling YouTube

axios.com     10+ mon ago

The experience is meant to be more passive like television , Instagram says. The TV content experience brings the programming to you when you turn it on, which is different than online video, whic...

Facebook Launches Lasso, Its Short-Form Video Competitor to TikTok

gizmodo.com     5+ mon ago

With seemingly little fanfare, Facebook has launched its new app Lasso, a standalone short-form video platform that's been billed as a competitor to TikTok. According to TechCrunch, the app is Faceboo...

Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app

techcrunch.com     5+ mon ago

Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify's streaming service from their Watch's screen, as...

Instagram launches long-form video portal

nbcnews.com     10+ mon ago

Instagram launches long-form video and takes aim at YouTube Share this The Facebook-owned app is poised to take on YouTube's vibrant video creator community. by Alyssa Newcomb / Jun.20....

The Israeli Disney-backed storytelling platform

The Israeli Disney-backed storytelling platform

israelnationalnews.com     1+ mon ago

The Israeli Disney-backed storytelling platform ILTV speaks with Yael Shafrir, VP of International Partnerships at Playbuzz....

Giphy unveils its short-form video platform

engadget.com     5+ mon ago

Giphy Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone's favorite animated ...

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs

techcrunch.com     8+ mon ago

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs Google has launched a new video-based Q&A app called Cameos on the App Store, which allows people to answer questions about themselves, then sh...

TikTok is the latest short-video app sensation

TikTok is the latest short-video app sensation

cnn.com     5+ mon ago

Here's how he makes $500,000 per month playing video games The Chinese short-form video app has been gaining global momentum. It's been downloaded about 80 million times in the Un...

Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

techcrunch.com     6+ day ago

Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden / 8 hours Vimeo -- which itself has 90 million members in over 150 countries -- says that the two will work together "to develop entirely new short-for...

'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing...

dailymail.co.uk     9+ mon ago

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) - A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. Two members of a local music band, both with Down...

The meditation app backed by Jessica Alba and used by a staggering 31 million

money.cnn.com     7+ mon ago

by Andrea Lo @CNNMoney September 6, 2018: 9:42 PM ET Headspace co-founder says mindfulness is a 'must have' After spe...

Instagram announces IGTV, a new standalone app for watching long-form vertical video

geekwire.com     10+ mon ago

Instagram s IGTV screen grabs. (Instagram images) So much for all that effort I make to get people to turn their phones to landscape position when shooting video. Instagram, in an announcement to it...

Books News: Wattpad, the Storytelling App, Will Launch a Publishing Division

Books News: Wattpad, the Storytelling App, Will Launch a Publishing Division

nytimes.com     2+ mon ago

Wattpad, the storytelling application with which millions of users upload original stories and fan fiction, is creating a publishing division, Wattpad Books. The company has worked...

Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC, a video-editing app made for YouTubers

theverge.com     6+ mon ago

If you're ready to graduate from iMovie and dip your toes in the video-editing world, Adobe's newest app is tailor-made for upping your YouTube game. Premiere Rush CC is available today on desktop and...

'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

macon.com     9+ mon ago

'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture

nytimes.com     8+ mon ago

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture Image Jeffrey Katzenberg has hired Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and eBay, to run his new venture, a shor...

'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

washingtontimes.com     9+ mon ago

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'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

townhall.com     9+ mon ago

Share Tweet PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. Two members of a local musi...

Chupinazo firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

seattletimes.com     9+ mon ago

The Associated Press PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) A traditional firework known as the Chupinazo kicked off Pamplona s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. Two members of a loc...

Short video service Musical.ly is merging into sister app TikTok

techcrunch.com     8+ mon ago

Short video service Musical.ly is merging into sister app TikTok Musical.ly, the short video app that s popular among teens and young people, is going away. Kinda of. The app and all user data and a...

Giphy launches short video platform following first film festival

theverge.com     5+ mon ago

Giphy, the internet's go-to platform for finding the perfect reaction GIF to send colleagues on Slack, soft-launched a new platform today dedicated to short-form video. Giphy isn't exactly Vine, but ...

Ride-hailing app backed by German carmakers takes on Uber

ft.com     3+ mon ago

Subscribe to the FT to read: Financial Times Ride-hailing app backed by German carmakers takes on Uber Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journa...

HireGuam app launches

guampdn.com     5+ mon ago

The Guam Department of Labor and American Job Center launched its new HireGuam mobile application today HireGuam app launches The Guam Department of Labor and Ame Guam Department of Labor Director...

Instagram launches long-from video app called IGTV, rivaling YouTube

axios.com     10+ mon ago

The experience is meant to be more passive like television , Instagram says. The TV content experience brings the programming to you when you turn it on, which is different than online video, whic...

Video: How different mediums influence storytelling

gamasutra.com     8+ mon ago

Gamasutra August 10, 2018...

Is Short-form Blogging Dead?

Is Short-form Blogging Dead?

jdsupra.com     1+ mon ago

Things change in an instant on social media. One minute the Fyre Festival is cooler than Paul Newman, and the next minute not only does everyone realize it was a big fraud, but eve...

KT launches big data-backed app for real-time air quality across Korea

pulsenews.co.kr     2+ mon ago

2. 2AS: SK hynix 67,800 300 -0.44% 3. 3AS: SamsungElec(1P) 34,900 0 0.00% Download 'Maeil Business Pulse' from Google Play or App Store for access to up-to-the-minute and around-the-clock news on Ko...

China's ByteDance launches video chat app, moves in on Tencent's turf

reuters.com     3+ mon ago

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's ByteDance Technology unveiled a new video messaging app called Duoshan, a move which analysts say will see it muscling into a space dominated by Tencent's WeChat messenger...

Former Soccer Agency Co-Founder Launches Video Scouting App Gloria

Former Soccer Agency Co-Founder Launches Video Scouting App Gloria

sporttechie.com     1+ week ago

mm Joe Lemire, 7 hours ago 4 min read Gloria co-founders Matias Castello and Victoire Cogevina after presenting at the World Soccer Congress in Madrid. (Courtesy of Silicon Soccer...

Civic Ensemble Launches Monthly Evening Of Storytelling And Community

broadwayworld.com     7+ mon ago

Civic Ensemble Launches Monthly Evening Of Storytelling And Community Civic Ensemble will be hosting a free monthly gathering on the Fi...

Orkney postbox destroyed by firework

bbc.co.uk     5+ mon ago

The box is at a junction on Sandwick Road near Dounby, known locally as Maggie Garson's corner. A spokesperson said customers were being asked to use other postboxes until a new box could be installe...

China s ByteDance launches video chat app, moves in on Tencent s turf

oann.com     3+ mon ago

China s ByteDance launches video chat app, moves in on Tencent s turf FILE PHOTO: Visitors are seen at the booth of Bytedance Technology, which owns news aggregator...

Kroger Launches OptUP App

omaha.com     9+ mon ago

CINCINNATI, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today introduces OptUP, an innovative data-driven app that helps customers make more informed, healthier purchase decisions. "Kroger...

Chamblee launches new app

myajc.com     9+ mon ago

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Hanoi launches flood app

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Artifact Officially Launches, Opens Marketplace

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n4g.com     4+ mon ago

Artifact is designed to give Trading Card Game enthusiasts the deepest gameplay and highest fidelity experience ever in a fantasy card game. Releases.com - Your guide to Game, TV ...

Cambridge University launches Decoder, a brain-training app

fastcompany.com     2+ mon ago

Usually, if you re idly flipping through your phone, it s because you re distracted or you want to be distracted from whatever you re supposed to be working on. But if you ...

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