Vine’s successor Byte launches next spring

Vine lives, according to co-creator Dom Hofmann. The entrepreneur, who’s been working on and off on a spiritual successor to the now-defunct short-form video app, says the proper sequel will be called Byte, and it’s coming in spring 2019. Twitter initially purchased Vine in 2012, before its official launch, and shut it down roughly four years later. Despite its short-lived existence, Vine became a hugely popular platform for video creators, many of whom have since moved on to Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube. Now, Hofmann, one of the co-creators of the platform, is reviving it as Byte. There’s even a snazzy logo to go with it: our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc— dom hofmann... Continue reading…