Video star Socialcam sells to Autodesk for $60M

Socialcam, the popular though sometimes spammy video sharing app, is taking its services to Autodesk, which bought the small startup for $60 million. Autodesk, known for its design software, expects to close the deal in the third quarter is reportedly set on keeping Socialcam independent.

Which Facebook apps are people really using?

User engagement can be a very slippery statistic. Although sites and apps like to talk about how fast their unique visitors are growing, it’s more important to know how many of those users are actually using the site regularly.

For Facebook-boosted video apps, reality checks in

When Facebook made it easy to share what videos you were watching, many apps rocketed up the app-charts and saw a sharp increase in the usage and downloads of these apps. Well, it seems the party has come to an end — quickly.

Facebook giveth, Facebook taketh: A curious case of video apps

More than nine million apps and services use Facebook Connect, the Open Graph developer platform, which gives company powers to predict the future. It can turn on the traffic spigot for some apps such as Socialcam. But it can turn off the spigot, equally fast.

Sharing private videos? Give Givit a chance

Get ready for yet another video-sharing app. But this one has a twist: unlike like Socialcam or others, Givit, which is available on the web and now on the iPhone, is designed to limit the number of viewers who can watch the videos you upload.

Socialcam hits 2M downloads, adds filters to video sharing app

Before today, Socialcam was already the leading video sharing application available for the iPhone. But it’s getting even better with a pretty fantastic update to its app that adds filters, and will let users add a little color to their videos.

Twitvid raises $6.5M to boost video on Twitter

Twitvid has raised a Series B of $6.5 million and plans to use the money to hire more people and build out its infrastructure. The company has managed to stick around while others gave up. But can it compete with a likely video play from Twitter?

Klip is ready to take on Socialcam for mobile video sharing

The latest mobile video sharing app, called Klip, aims to separate itself from the crowd with high-speed adaptive bit-rate technology enabling users to scroll through videos and a new tagging system that lets them set categories to keep track of when new videos are uploaded.

Instagram wannabes…

Vlix, a mobile video sharing app that adds Instagram-like filters is joining a long line of start-ups and apps that are trying to do precisely the same thing. To bad, none of these apps aping Instagram know what really matters to the app users.