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Elise Moreau

Everyone Wants a Piece of What Cinemagram's Got Going On

By January 14, 2013

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It looks like a lot more Cinemagram clones competitors are starting to pop up in this place we call the Internet. I remember reading about Sony's Montiongraph launch about a month ago, and now TechCrunch is reporting that a new one called Gifstory is expected to launch in February -- trying to one-up Cinemagram by making it look and feel a lot more like Instagram for animated GIFs.

Cinemagram, a Montreal-based startup, recently announced that it had raised $8.5 million and was relocating to Silicon Valley. That's how huge this whole GIF trend is right now. People just don't have time (or the attention span) to watch a full video online these days, so GIFs are a way to sort of solve that problem.

I hope to see an Android version come out soon for Cinemagram. And as far as Gifstory goes, I'll be looking forward to seeing how it measures up against the competition. Making the trendiest new app in mobile device land is easier said than done -- especially when those that enter it can seem to differentiate themselves well enough from the successful competitors they're trying to go after.

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