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Co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, dies of apparent overdose

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Police found cocaine and heroin in his apartment and found his body facedown on his bed, reports say

KROLL. File photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images North America/AFP

Billboard suitor Xian Gaza: CEO or scammer?

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Erich Gonzales billboard suitor says he is the CEO of the mysterious Guanxiqian Group

YOUNG CEO. Gaza has a long history of business ventures, which have been questioned by several parties calling him a scammer. Screengrab from

Twitter considers selling off Vine – report

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Twitter reportedly narrows down the pool of bidders to 5 possible buyers

SAVING VINE. Screen shot from Vine website

Pornhub offering to buy Vine from Twitter?

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:49 PM

The adult company in a letter to Twitter says clips of porn in 6 seconds is more than enough time for most people to enjoy themselves

Duterte and God, war on drugs, Twitter discontinues Vine | 12PM wRap

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Twitter to discontinue Vine video-sharing app

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:39 AM

Vine s demise follows Twitter s release of its earnings report which announced a 9 job cut

VINE. Screen shot from Vine.

Twitter, Vine expand into 140-second videos

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Twitter users can now tweet 140 second videos up from a 30 second limit Vine users can use a 6 second Vine clip as a sort of teaser to a 140 second video on Vine

IN VINES: Rain or Shine pounds Alaska in Game 6 to win PBA crown

May 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Watch Vines from Rain or Shine s title clinching Game 6 victory over Alaska

AT LAST. Rain or Shine wins a championship after 4 years. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

China wields increasing power in world wine market – study

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The International Organization of Vine and Wine says China remains the main driver of growth in the global wine industry

epa03248344 Wine dealers and producers from around the world meet with consumers and distributors at 'Topwine China 2012' in Beijing, China, 04 June 2012. China has a rapidly growing market for wine both from the finest of French vintages to mass market production from thousands of domestic producers. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

IN VINES: Fajardo returns, San Miguel extends PBA Finals to Game 6

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:41 PM

Fueled by immense inspiration from a surprise comeback by June Mar Fajardo the Beermen live on to play Game 6 after being down 0 3 in the series

THE RETURN. June Mar Fajardo returns from injury, playing in Game 5 to inspire the San Miguel Beermen to extend the series to Game 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

IN VINES: FEU wins first UAAP title in 10 years

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Relive some of the highlights from game 3 of the UAAP Season 78 Finals between FEU and UST through these Vines and Twitter videos

CHAMPIONS. FEU coach Nash Racela hugs his players after they finally bag the UAAP title after losing last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN VINES: UST ousts defending champ NU in UAAP Final Four

Nov 22, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Check out highlights from the UAAP Season 78 Final Four match between the UST Growling Tigers and the NU Bulldogs

FINALS BOUND. Jamil Sheriff is tested from the free throw line as NU played the foul game down the stretch. But UST still prevails to barge into the UAAP Season 78 Finals. Photo by Edwardo Solo/Rappler

Twitter turns stars into hearts as Favorites become Likes

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Twitter says the change was to make things less confusing for users as people can like a lot of things but not everything can be a person s favorite Do you like this change?

HEARTS FOR LIKES. Twitter gets hearts to represent liking something on the social media service. Screen shot from Twitter.

IN PHOTOS and VINES: PBA opens 41st season

Oct 21, 2015 - 9:58 PM

From laser beam glasses hover board dancers and shadow play performers the PBA opens its 41st season with a colorful ceremony

LIGHT SHOW. The PBA opens with a cool light show. Photo from PBA Images

Twitter to cut 8% of workforce, refocus under Dorsey

Oct 14, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The cuts – which amount to 336 jobs – come less than a week after Dorsey one of the founders of Twitter returned to the job of CEO on a permanent basis

DORSEY RESTRUCTURES TWITTER. Current Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (L) poses with co-founders Christopher Isaac 'Biz' Stone (L) and Evan Williams (R) on the trading floor after stock in Twitter Inc began trading at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA November 7, 2013. File Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

IN VINES: FEU Cheering Squad at 2015 UAAP Cheerdance

Oct 03, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Check out highlights of the FEU s performance here

The FEU Cheering Squad performs second to last. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

IN VINES: UE Pep Squad at 2015 UAAP Cheerdance

Oct 03, 2015 - 4:08 PM

See highlights from the UE Pep Squad s performance here

The UE Pep Squad. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

IN VINES: Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion at 2015 UAAP Cheerdance

Oct 03, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The Katipunan based pep squad displayed a spy theme for their routine See highlights of their performance here

Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

IN VINES: UP Pep Squad at 2015 UAAP Cheerdance

Oct 03, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Watch Vine videos of the UP Pep Squad s performance here

UP Pep Squad. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Customs to auction overstaying rice at Manila Port

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:44 PM

The public auction set for August 25 includes over 10 million kilos of overstaying rice shipments and is expected to generate P186 million 4 026 million for the government

IN VINES: Ateneo Lady Eagles romp to third straight V-League victory

Jul 26, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Missed the Ateneo vs De La Salle Dasmariñas game? Watch highlights from Vine

EAGLES FLYING HIGH. Bea De Leon manned Ateneo's net defense for 10 points on 5 blocks. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Shark survivor surfer hails 'warrior' mate who came to rescue

Jul 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Mick Fanning a 3 time world champion fought off a shark during competition as his rival and close friend Wilson furiously paddled towards him to help

Mick Fanning being attacked by a shark in the final round of the JBay Open surfing event as part of the World Surf League in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. The final round was cancelled after Fanning was attacked by a shark. Photo from EPA/WORLD SURF LEAGUE

Paul George puts on show, scrimmages with PH youth

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The two time All Star participated in all the drills and was seen speaking to almost every Filipino youth offering his advice and mentoring them

Paul George interacts with Filipino youth during the Rise program. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN VINES: Paul George's slam dunks in Manila

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The Indiana Pacers forward is fearless as he throws down impressive dunks before Philippine spectators

HE'S BACK. Pacers' Paul George proved he is indeed back after a traumatic leg injury almost a year ago as he flew high up for nifty dunks in Manila. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN VINES: San Miguel takes 3-0 Finals lead over Alaska behind Reid's 41

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:09 PM

The two time Best Import Arizona Reid provided it all for the Beermen – from hustle to scoring and quite simply the intense will to win

Arizona Reid dropped 41 points on Alaska to lift San Miguel to a commanding 3-0 Finals lead. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN VINES: Beermen come from behind to beat Aces, lead Finals 2-0

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Watch Vines of the big plays including Marcio Lassiter s game winning 3 from Game 2 of the 2015 PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Miguel and Alaska

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN VINES: NCR returns to Palaro hoops glory

May 09, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Highlights in Vines of the secondary boys championship match between NCR and Central Luzon at the 2015 Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. NCR is back on top of Palarong Pambansa basketball. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN VINES: Castro delivers finishing blows for TNT

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:18 PM

The best point guard in Asia lives up to his monicker delivering one bucket after another for the Tropang Texters in the final quarter

Talk 'N Text's Jayson Castro drives strong to the hoop against Purefoods' James Yap. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Twitter's 10 biggest moments of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Which Twitter posts made the most impact this year?

Hendo Hoverboard, ASUS Tranformer Book T100 (TechRap)

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Hendo Hover develops Back to the Future hoverboard New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple ASUS Transformer Book T100 quick review

Vine gets web version, TV mode

Jan 06, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Users of the video sharing site can now watch Vine videos and manage their accounts on their web browser

WEB VERSION. Users can now log in and check out Vine videos via the web. Screen shot from Vine website.

TechRap: Best smartphone apps of 2013

Dec 23, 2013 - 12:28 PM

LINE stickers raise money for Haiyan victims Samsung releases GamePad for Android smartphones and we round up our favorite smartphone apps of 2013

'Internal error' downs NSA website: official

Oct 26, 2013 - 9:22 AM

The website nsa gov went down Friday afternoon US time setting off speculation on Twitter that the site may have suffered a denial of service attack by hackers

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

MixBit video remix app launches on iOS

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:55 PM

MixBit stealthily launches providing iOS users with a new video remix app and social sharing site to enjoy

MIXBIT ON IOS. Interested in combining short clips into a longer video? MixBit has your back

Social Media wRap: Cory Monteith, cronuts, and Maleficent

Jul 21, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Here s what made waves this week on social media in moods

TechRap: Rapiro the customizable robot

Jul 07, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Meet Rapiro the programmable robot that can make you coffee and keep your desk squeaky clean

Facebook releases Video on Instagram

Jun 21, 2013 - 2:36 AM

Facebook takes on Twitter s video service Vine with Video on Instagram

Mystery Facebook event sparks buzz

Jun 18, 2013 - 8:25 AM

The leading social network invited the media to its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park where a small team has been working on a big idea

VIDEO ON INSTAGRAM? Social media enthusiasts wait in anticipation for Thursday's revelation

Vine for Android launches, is rickrolled

Jun 04, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Vine launches on Android and gets an unexpected surprise from a web developer in the process

VINE GETS RICKROLLED. Vine launches for Android and gets a full Rick Astley video on it as a result. Screen shot from Vine]

Twitter to release music app or website?

Apr 12, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Twitter may be coming out with its own music app if sources are to be believed

MUSIC HUNTING. Will Twitter come out with its own music application?

5 ways to use tech and show your love

Feb 09, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Want to show some romance with the help of tech? Here are 5 ways

TECH AND ROMANCE. Show the spirit of love with some handy help from technology.

Vine gets 17+ age rating

Feb 07, 2013 - 12:52 AM

The Vine app s latest update comes with a new age rating and new sharing and blocking features

NEW VINE. The latest Vine update changes its age rating and adds new features. Screen shot from iTunes App Store.

Life and Style wRap: Health apps, housebands who get less sex, and more

Feb 03, 2013 - 12:25 PM

The week s Life Style stories were all about health and body from health apps to new perks of a vegetarian diet to husbands who get less sex because of the household chores they do

MEATLESS AND HEART HEALTHY. No meat keeps the doctor away, suggests a study. Photo by Pia Ranada

TechRap: BlackBerry makes a comeback

Feb 03, 2013 - 8:46 AM

Twitter launches a mobile video sharing service will it be the Instagram of videos? We play around with the videoke app that will bring out the star in all of us; and we take a look at all the big announcements from the BlackBerry OS 10 launch event a new name a new celebrity creative director and two new smartphones

500px gets new features, returns to iOS

Jan 30, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Photo sharing app 500px returns to the iOS App Store after some changes are made

500PX RETURNS. The photo-sharing services comes back to the iOS app store after some changes. Photo from 500px.

Vine begins policing searches

Jan 29, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Vine attempts to clean up the pornography plaguing its system

VINE TROUBLES. Vine begins cleaning up its content and searches after an influx of porn plagues the app. Screen shot from Apple.

Vine's porn issue brings new concern for Apple

Jan 28, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Some Vine users have been uploading pornography loops onto the video sharing service causing headaches for Vine and Apple

PORN PROBLEMS. Some vine users have been uploading pornography loops onto the video sharing service. Screen shot from Vine.

Facebook denies Twitter's Vine app friend-finding feature

Jan 25, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Facebook removes the ability of video sharing app Vine to find friends through Facebook

CUT VINE. Facebook disables Vine's ability to find friends through Facebook itself. Screen shot from Vine website.