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This article was published on February 4, 2014

YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley denies that Avos’s Mixbit video app is shutting down

YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley denies that Avos’s Mixbit video app is shutting down
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Chad Hurley, one of the co-founders of YouTube, has countered a recent report from VentureBeat that his startup Avos Systems is getting ready to shut down its Mixbit app for remixing video clips.

Hurley noted on Twitter that “many more features” are on the way. Avos Systems, which also runs Delicious and Wanpai, launched Mixbit last August.

Mixbit launched in 2013 as a mobile app that lets users create their own 16 second video clip and share them with their friends.

VentureBeat had claimed that sources close to Avos Systems had indicated that the company is laying off almost 80 percent of its staff and shutting down its San Mateo, Calif. office. Hurley didn’t deny the layoffs, though Avos does appears to be hiring, as it currently lists four open positions on its website.

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