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Twitter buys startup Niche to pair Vine creators with brands

Twitter buys startup Niche to pair Vine creators with brands

Connecting creators to their audience is a new trend among social websites. Tumblr recently made moves to expose creators to a wider audience, and YouTube is fighting hard to keep homegrown media stars on their service. Facebook is also encouraging stars to go their way ahead of any other mediums, and upstarts like Vessel are trying to steal the show. In an attempt to make themselves relevant to creators 140-characters at a time, Twitter has purchased Niche, which helps pair stars with brands.

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Vine Porn disappears from surface of Twitter app

Vine Porn disappears from surface of Twitter app

This week it's become abundantly clear that the pornographic content issue has become a top priority for the developer teams at Vine, the Twitter-owned 6-second-video app. This app was released less than a week ago with a response that was no less than massive, both Twitter and Apple's iTunes App Store pushing the app heavily to get the word out about its existence. Since then a significant amount of "NSFW" content has appeared in the Vine universe prompting ire from almost every direction.

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Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook

Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook

Twitter has launched Vine, a video sharing service that echoes the brevity of the 140-character limit by only allowing users to share up to six seconds of looping footage. Vine, launching initially on iPhone and iPod touch, is a free download, and is the result of an acquisition by Twitter of the Vine team. Basically, think adding movement and audio to your usual tweet brevity, for those times when actions speak louder than words.

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Twitter buys video firm Vine

Twitter buys video firm Vine

Twitter has reportedly purchased a new video sharing startup called Vine. Vine hasn't launched at this time and is said to be a three-person company based in New York that formed in June. So far, there is some indication that Vine could launch as a standalone service, but there has been no official comment at this time.

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Vine for iOS update brings HD upload option

Vine for iOS update brings HD upload option

Vine has updated its app for iOS, adding in a new list of suggestions with other “Viners” that makes it easier to find new people to follow. The suggestions are listed under “Find People”, and is in addition to the option for finding people by connecting to Twitter and one’s address book. That's not the best part of the update, however. With this latest version one can choose to have their Vines uploaded in a higher quality than in the past.

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Twitter Project Lightning to curate tweets into events

Twitter Project Lightning to curate tweets into events

Twitter is readying a new breaking-news and event platform, Project Lightning, which will package tweets and multimedia in the hope of converting new users. While the current Twitter process involves following individuals or companies and manually curating what shows up in your stream, Project Lightning will be a temporary aggregator of content across the Twitterverse, visible to both logged-in users and unregistered newbies alike.

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Twitter’s auto-playing videos have arrived

Twitter’s auto-playing videos have arrived

The auto-playing video. It's okay if you don't like it. Others feel the same way, so you're not alone. The problem is that despite the large number of people who detest videos that start playing without permission, social networks are launching them anyway. Twitter's auto-playing videos are now upon us, at least if you're using iOS of the web (if you're not, your day of reckoning is inbound). Twitter announced the feature's arrival in a statement today, calling it a "new standard for viewability."

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Twitter’s mobile app now supports landscape video recording

Twitter’s mobile app now supports landscape video recording

Praise the heavens, mobile video shooters, Twitter has finally gotten with the times and lets you record videos in landscape orientation from within their iOS and Android apps. When Twitter first made in-app video recording available earlier this year, it used square formatting, made popular by social apps Vine and Instagram. Twitter makes it easy to shoot video in the new orientation, just hold your phone like normal, rotate it 90 degrees to the right or left, and start recording!

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