TechCrunch: Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia

Netflix is increasing its efforts in Asia after it commissioned more local content and began testing more aggressive price points, but one local rival is hitting back with a program to spotlight promising creators in the region. Malaysia-headquartered Iflix, which operates in…

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TechCrunch: China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and the…

Mashable: Facebook just dropped a teen-focused 'viral clips' app called Lasso

Rope it.Image: screenshot / app store By Jack Morse2018-11-10 01:23:24 UTC When all else fails, it’s time to wholeheartedly embrace the mid-’90s roller-rink carpet aesthetic. Facebook, seeing a steady decline in usage among teens, appears to have done just that…

Mashable: Facebook is working on a music app to rival TikTok: report

Facebook is reportedly creating a music video app for teens.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-25 00:27:05 -0400 Facebook wants those teens back, and music might be the answer. The social media giant is creating a standalone video…

TechCrunch: TikTok adds video reactions to its newly-merged app

Just about a month after the merger of the short-form video apps Musical.ly and TikTok, the app is introducing a new social feature, allowing users to post their reactions to the videos that they watch. Instead of text comments, these…