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Smartphone News Byte: Instagram Video is Already Hurting Vine

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Interestingly, Vine downloads seem to already have started sliding in several key markets just a few days after Instagram?began?attacking it?directly. Last Thursday, Instagram added?a notably Vine-like video recording feature that was met with plenty of interest from users but still put Wall Street to sleep.?The popular, Facebook-owned?photo-sharing service now offers the ability to shoot and share 15-second video clips,?mimicking the 6-second clip-sharing service?that Vine pioneered last winter. Some industry observers?view the Instagram?attack?as?potentially fatal to Vine, while others see it as a lame copycat?move unlikely to hurt Vine's formidable momentum. According to Onavo, Vine is one of the most successful mobile apps in America in recent history,?converting over 10% of American iPhone?owners into active Vine users?in just half?a year. A recently uncovered new user interface for Amazon's Video app for iOS has more personalized carousels of TV shows and movies on the homescreen, which should bring individualized recommendations based on past viewing to the fore right as the app opens. Samsung is making its tablet computers look more like its hit Galaxy phones in the hope that the success of the smartphones can boost tablet sales.

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