Vivoom Shoots Mobile Video With Movie and TV-Like Effects

GenArts, maker of the iOS app, is a big supplier of visual effects software to TV and motion picture studios.
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Ads on Instagram Work Great, Says Instagram

Phew!
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With Private Messaging, Instagram and Twitter Continue Their Arms Race

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the two apps apart.
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Video Is the Future of Social

Is it simply the combination of sight, sound and motion?
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Twitter Adds Private Photo Messaging to Mobile

As AllThingsD reported earlier this year that it would, Twitter on Tuesday launched a significant revamp of its private messaging product, adding the ability to send photos via Direct Message. Twitter also added a swipeable timeline feature (which we also reported would happen). All of this comes days before a highly anticipated Instagram event.

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry’s Future and Predictions for Tech in 2014

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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News Byte

Instagram to Hold NYC Event on December 12

Instagram has invited reporters to a press event in Manhattan on Dec. 12, according to reports from CNET and TechCrunch. The invitations do not specify what the event will focus on, though a recent report from GigaOM suggests that it could be a messaging service.

Instagram Business Lead Emily White to Be Named COO of Snapchat

A big talent raid by the photo and video upstart from its rival and also potential acquirer.
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The Buzziest Social Network, According to Hip-Hop

Hip-hop, hooray!
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Vine Adds Some Basic Editing Tools