Vine's Runaway Growth: In Its Two-Year Life, App Has Exceeded Expectations

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A thoughtful piece by Sarah Kessler on Fast Company takes a look at Vine, the app designed to capture six-second looping videos. Since it was acquired in early 2013 by Twitter and released three months later, it has been used it ways not foreseen when co-founder Dom Hofmann introduced the app's "little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life." But now, he and another co-founder, Colin Kroll, have left the operation of the company to others.

It's not the "Instagram of video" that people expected. "It's more like the entertainment industry," Jason Mante, Vine's head of UX, tells Fast Company. "We have a more heavy concentration of people who are creating stuff for lots and lots of people."

The Fast Company article delineates many of the changes in the app's UI, its functionality and its metrics.


Soft Darts Professional Tour Japan Uses Blackmagic Design Products for Tour’s Live Production

Soft Darts Professional Tour Japan Uses Blackmagic Design Products for Tour’s Live Production

Blackmagic Design announced today its products were used for the live production of SOFT DARTS PROFESSIONAL TOUR JAPAN, including ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, which has become the center of the tour’s live workflow. Production included shooting, recording, streaming to YouTube and video distribution throughout the venue of games performed on the main stage, and was also done using ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, Micro Studio Camera 4K, HyperDeck Studio Mini and Video Assist 4K.


Bannister Lake Releases Chameleon Version 10 Real-Time Data Aggregation and Graphics Management Solution

Chameleon, Bannister Lake's data aggregation and graphics management solution is introducing dramatic new enhancements with a strong focus on election data. Within its election module, Chameleon Version 10 improves how election data is ingested and managed. The new release expands the ability to enter manual election results where data feeds may not be available. This is particularly useful in less populated districts or in jurisdictions where it is not practical to organize a real-time results feed. The new functionality also provides an important failsafe in situations where a data feed may have stopped working.