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YouTube Founders Launch Vine Competitor MixBit

by Todd Haselton | August 8, 2013August 8, 2013 9:00 am PST

Instagram, Vine and other applications that allow users to capture and share quick snippets of video have taken the social media landscape by storm. Now, two of the co-founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, are looking to capitalize on that market by releasing a new app of their own. It’s called MixBit and it was developed under their company name “AVOS.”

Unlike Vine or Instagram, you can create videos that are up to an hour long, or just a single second, but the videos are stored separately as 16-second bits – 256 bits makes up a full length video in MixBit. Users can edit video by moving those filmed bits around, deleting bits and more. You can save video drafts, share them with a limited set of people or make them public and share across social networks.

MixBit is free and is available for iOS now, though an Android version is also planned.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...