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The founders of YouTube have released a new video app called MixBit. On first glance, it might seem MixBit is in direct competition with Vine or Instagram Video, but if it’s actually very different. 

Instead of merely being able to share, view, and comment on videos from the stream or from people you follow on the service, MixBit allows you to add to and remix content uploaded by other users or yourself. Remixed videos can be up to an hour long.

Here’s more info about MixBit

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
It’s Friday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: The U.S. Army has banned access to The Guardian's NSA Prism scandal coverage. 
The Justice Department is investigating former Pentagon general James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright for allegedly leaking info about a massive cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. 
Facebook is testing out a new chat room feature that would compete directly with Google Hangouts.  
The day after Instagram’s video feature launched, mentions of Vine on Twitter dropped by half a million. 
The New York Times just profiled Wikipedia’s ‘benevolent dictator,’ Jimmy Wales, ‘the world-famous Internet entrepreneur who didn’t become a billionaire.’
The U.K. government is the first to support three-person IVF, a practice in which babies are ‘made’ using three sets of DNA.
Lance Armstrong says he wouldn’t have won the Tour De France with out doping.”I didn’t invent doping, and it didn’t stop when I stopped. I simply participated in a system…”
The San Francisco-based accelerator Angelpad is going bi-coastal with a second head-quarters in NYC.
Samsung now sells $13,000 organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs. Its rounded design supposedly allows users to view the screen from all angles without the viewing experience being affected.
Soon Time Warner Cable customers will be able use a new app to watch TV via their XBox 360.
The yet-to-be-seen Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’ has already been given the green light for a second season. Nobody’s even seen the first season yet.
Watch out Apple, Google is entering the gaming arena with a gaming console, a smart watch, and a new version of its Nexus Q streaming console. 
Have a great weekend! —M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

It’s Friday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

Have a great weekend! —M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

This takes a very specific skill. So we’re going to be looking for people who aren’t famous for anything else other than they artistically figured out how to storytell in six seconds.

Gary Vaynerchuk, a brand consultant and author, is starting a talent agency for Vine stars

Creative New Ways To Land Your Dream Job

Job hunting isn’t all about savvy use of LinkedIn. As Dawn Siff’s 6-second Vine hustle recently proved, creativity wins in a crowded marketplace.

Here’s the story.

The Secret Sauce Gesture Behind Vine and Snapchat
Mark Wilson breaks down the gesture behind today’s two hottest new media-sharing apps. 


Whereas Vine uses tap-and-hold for convenience, Snapchat uses it purely for your inconvenience. 



Truth be told, tap-and-hold is amongst the dumbest things our touch screens can do. It’s not the product of countless hours of polished engineering, like pinch-to-zoom or the feeling of a perfect swipe. It’s the same interaction model inside the most basic touch-screen prototypes we have. It’s pre-proof-of-concept stuff, yet it’s absolutely rocking the world of mobile media sharing today.

[Image: Phone via shuttershock]

The Secret Sauce Gesture Behind Vine and Snapchat

Mark Wilson breaks down the gesture behind today’s two hottest new media-sharing apps. 

image

Whereas Vine uses tap-and-hold for convenience, Snapchat uses it purely for your inconvenience

image

Truth be told, tap-and-hold is amongst the dumbest things our touch screens can do. It’s not the product of countless hours of polished engineering, like pinch-to-zoom or the feeling of a perfect swipe. It’s the same interaction model inside the most basic touch-screen prototypes we have. It’s pre-proof-of-concept stuff, yet it’s absolutely rocking the world of mobile media sharing today.

[Image: Phone via shuttershock]