• YouTube founders' new website: Mixbit

    Chad Hurley and Steve Chen started YouTube in 2005, selling it to Google only about a year later for a phenomenal $1.65 billion. They went on to form AVOS Systems, "a digital media creation and discovery company".

    So how did that work out for them? According to tech gossip Sam Biddle, not so well. It seems that the duo's magic touch hasn't extended to their follow-up ventures, with a suite of failed websites and rumors of low morale and high staff turnover.

    Of course Sam himself isn't without his critics so we should take all this with a grain of salt. In any case the latest Hurley/Chen venture is about to launch so we'll soon be able to see for ourselves.

    Mixbit is the new website. At the time of writing the website redirects to the AVOS home page but it has intermittently been showing teasers of what's to come. It's a video sharing website that allows users to upload short video clips up to 16 seconds long and remix them with videos from other users. You can download the Mixbit app from the iTunes Store (Android version coming soon) and give it a try now.

    From the description:
    "MixBit lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an houróright from your mobile phone. You can also create videos without needing to shoot original content."

    It will be interesting to see if these lads can pull off another game-changer. Time will tell.
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