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NewsPoster Apr 1, 2013 10:27 AM
YouTube co-founder names MixBit collaborative video site
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has revealed the name of his <a href=" ompetitor/" rel='nofollow'>upcoming</a> video collaboration site, while also poking fun at his previous endeavors. <a href="" rel='nofollow'>MixBit</a> was officially named by Hurley on <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Twitter</a>, after hinting in a SXSW talk last month that he was close to finally launching the service, and claims it is not a competitor to YouTube<br />
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The post, referring to a <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">current</a> YouTube April Fools Day joke, states "Since YouTube is ending, we're launching a new video site," before finishing "This time it's not a contest!" The MixBit site currently shows a landing page with a mailing list sign-up section, along with an image continuing the YouTube joke. The page reads "Instead of sitting around, we thought you'd want a new site to not only watch cat videos, but create them... together!" This follows on from the SXSW talk, where Hurley told of the project being "primarily video-based... and gives flexibility for people to work together and create content." <br />
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Though the landing page gives little in the way of clues as to how the site would allow collaborative video creation, <em>The Verge</em> <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">reports</a> of a Google <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">cache</a> showing a looping mp4 video embedded in a page, featuring Hurley and fellow YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. <br />
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MixBit is the latest project from the creators, who previously worked on personalized magazine creation site <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Zeen</a>, as well as the highly popular video service YouTube, which they sold for <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">$1.65 billion</a> to Google in 2006.
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