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MixBit App and Android

The founders of YouTube, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, launches their much worked on app MixBit for Android. The app allows users to make videos and chop the videos up. It also allows MixBit users to take parts of different videos from other MixBit users. The app was built for iOS but have many competitors such as Instagram and Vine. However, the app gives users sixteen seconds to record where as Instagram only gives you fifteen and vine only six. The two founders built the app under their new company AVOS. They want to be able to develop tools to allow people to make, edit, and share videos easily. So far, a few people have tried the MixBit App for Android and it’s received positive reviews.

 

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/03/youtube-founders-new-video-app-mixbit-launches-on-android/

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mobile news

Google and Windows fight over youtube app

Windows Phone Has A New YouTube App—Same As The Old YouTube App

Windows has had to release a new version of their Youtube app on windows mobile devices, due to Google’s rights to Youtube.  Google states that Microsoft is violating Youtube’s Terms of Service by creating an app with its own UI for Youtube.  In response, Windows has had to release an older app as “new” which is essentially just a shortcut to the mobile version of Youtube.  This fight between Google and Microsoft has hurt Windows Mobile Users, and has left them with an error prone and at times “unusable” app.  Due to the complaints and reviews from users, both Google and Microsoft are taking the blame, and in turn hurting the market.

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YouTube adding offline viewing to mobile apps

YouTube announced on Wednesday that a new feature will be introduced allowing users to “add videos to their device to watch for a short period when an Internet connection is unavailable.” The company will be relaxing their restriction on downloading videos and starting next month, users will be able to store videos offline on mobile devices for up to 48 hours.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/18/4743474/youtube-adding-offline-viewing-to-mobile-apps