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Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Remember earlier this month when we had you take a peek at an application by the name of Viddy, otherwise known as "Instagram for video"? This week that same app has so many investors it'll make your head spin. This application is well on its way to topping the app charts for iPhone and iPad and has gotten both tech celebrities and kings of industry members like Twitter's Biz Stone to invest in it. This is the kind of backing you want if you plan on heading to the top of the app world: Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Skullcandy chairman Jeff Kearl, and none other than Shakira.

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Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

The developers at Viddy Inc have had no qualms about riding the coattails of Instagram as the latter company shot to stardom over the past few weeks - and with an interface nearly identical and videos instead of photos to boot, why shouldn't they? Made by a completely separate set of developers than the folks who brought you Instagram, this app has been described many times in it short history as "Instagram for Videos." Imagine our surprise then when we had a peek at it and it actually was!

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Viddy app pulled from App Store over adult content

Viddy app pulled from App Store over adult content

A video-sharing app called Viddy, which has been around for some time but has been surging recently and came into the ranks of the top five, has been pulled from the App Store. While the reason behind apps becoming disabled are never publicly announced, it's being reported that the reason is due to an increase in adult content and a lack of regulation on Viddy's part. The app's developer has denied that and said it's working with Apple to resolve the issue.

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Facebook tries to curb vid and article auto sharing spam with 10-second rule

Facebook tries to curb vid and article auto sharing spam with 10-second rule

One of the things I dislike most about Facebook, and some of the recent changes is all the shared stories that turn up in my newsfeed that are automatically shared from other people. I know many those people probably don't mean to share everything they read or watch. I'd wager a bunch people start reading an article or watching a video, realize it's not what they thought, and leave before they finish reading it.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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Cross-branding is the new Gadget Black

Cross-branding is the new Gadget Black

The power of cross-branding is taking the technology and gadget world by storm, in every sector and in every product from items as small as a low-powered smartphone all the way up to six-figure automobiles. You'll notice it in some of our most popular reviews, you'll see it in the cars we've had our hands on in the past few months, and you'll see it on billboards for power objects of desire all across your city. One brand has something that another brand knows will, with their help, make them both look powerful - and it's taking our consumer culture by storm.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 14, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 14, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Hopefully you had a great week. If you've been too busy to keep up to date with all the goings on in the tech world, here's what you need to know. Eyes are still focused on Instagram, which has grown to 40 million users. Here’s something else to whet your electronics news appetite – T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE. And here's some great news if you're Google stock holder – Google stock splits 2-for-1 to holder’s glee.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 13, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! It's the end of another week. Have you all taken care of your taxes, or will you be waiting until 11:59 PM on Sunday? the last minute? If that's got you stressed out, here's some tech news to take your mind off things. Starting off with - Samsung confirms Windows Phone 8 for October and Samsung leaks Espresso tablet line. Oh, and if you were wondering how much that Facebook acquisition is already impacting Instagram, the site now has 40 million users.

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Four alternatives to Instagram

Four alternatives to Instagram

As Instagram gains some intense success after it's been released to Android, gets a bump for iPhone, and is purchased by Facebook for a billion dollars, you might find yourself looking for alternative apps that do essentially the same thing. We just happen to have three alternative apps ready for you to peek at right here - each of them more high quality and powerful than the last! Will you be able to pull yourself away from the simplicity and coolness of Instagram long enough to switch?

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