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.


Monetizing Photos and Video Clips in the New World of Bits

There are five distinct approaches that companies are taking in the race to make money.


Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

Knowing that someone follows the NBA Twitter feed is nice; knowing that they hearted an animated GIF of Steph Curry hitting a three is specificity gold.

Social Startup Viddy Recapitalizes, Shuffles Board

The social video app returns a hefty chunk of change to its most recent investors.


Crossing the New Chasm: Focusing on Addiction, Not Just Adoption

Early adoption is not enough. Any successful product needs addictive retention.

Viddy Co-Founder Chris Ovitz to Depart Company

Another high-level departure for the struggling social video startup.

Qwiki Shuts Down Web Platform, Launches Social Mobile Video App

Qwiki joins the mobile-social-video-sharing craze.

For Social Video Start-Up Threadlife, Shorter Is Better

A video app for those short on attention span.

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Keek Raises $7 Million, Fueling the Social Mobile Video App Frenzy

Add another “Instagram of video” app to the bandwagon. Keek, a smartphone-based social video application, announced on Tuesday that it raised $7 million in a second round of financing. Led by Cranson Capital Securities with participation from Pinetree Capital and Whitecap Venture Partners, the round brings the amount raised for Keek to a total of $12 million, which the company says will be spent on scaling. Best of luck in differentiating from your competitors, Keek.

Showyou Brings Video Search and Social Together in New iPhone App

Showyou, best known for its iPad video browsing app, is now launching a dedicated iPhone version.

Video Sharing + Body Slams = Tout

Exec Is “An Uber for TaskRabbit”

Viddy Scores $6M for Social Mobile Video