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FINALLY Vine lets you use other pre-recorded videos

Vine has just pushed out a big update to its app on iPhone that unlocks a tonne of new features - including the ability to import videos you've shot previously, to upload to Vine's platform. The new update turns Vine into a fairly powerful mini video editor. In addition to importing you can trim longer…

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Significant Vine update adds two new functions

The Twitter owned video app Vine, which enables users to share short looped videos lasting up to 6 seconds, has just added two significant new functions in a new update to the app, which was pushed out late last night….

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Microsoft launches Vine – Twitter for emergencies

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Microsoft has a new software product called Vine that it’s beta testing with a small group of users in Seattle. It’s a location-aware social networking app that lets people share information in emergencies. As a result, the focus is on ease-of-use and robustness of the network in tough conditions.

The Windows-only program sits on your desktop and gathers data from local news sources and other users. You can post short ‘alerts’ or longer ‘reports’ to it via SMS and email, and it integrates with Facebook. Soon it’ll integrate with Twitter, too.

Emergency management officials are reportedly very excited about having a new tool to inform people in disaster situations, but Microsoft also says it could be used by football teams or schools to notify of closures or schedule changes.

If you live in Seattle and want to help Microsoft beta test it, then you can sign up at http://www.vine.net. If not, sit tight and with any luck it’ll be available in the UK within the next couple of years.

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