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MixBit Logo.png
Original author(s)Steve Chen
Chad Hurley
Developer(s)MixBit, Inc.
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-08-08)
Operating systemiOS, Android
TypeVideo sharing

MixBit was a video sharing service that was created by two of the three co-founders of YouTube, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. It started on August 8, 2013. MixBit's website lets users create dynamic shared videos. It competed with Vine (owned by Twitter) and Instagram (owned by Facebook) in the video sharing website market.[1]

MixBit's iPhone app was released in August 2013, and its Android app followed that October. MixBit ceased operations on August 21, 2018.

AVOS Systems[edit]

AVOS Systems was an Internet company founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Vijay Karunamurthy. In April 2011, it was announced that AVOS purchased Delicious, with the transition occurring in June 2011.[2][3] In May 2011, AVOS purchased the social analytics company Tap 11.[4] In May 2014, AVOS sold Delicious to Science Inc.[5]

In 2014 AVOS transformed from an incubator into a single company working only on MixBit.[6]


  1. ^ "YouTube founders take on Vine and Instagram with MixBit video app".
  2. ^ "YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!". AVOS. April 28, 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious". Delicious Blog. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Olivarez-Giles, Nathan (May 9, 2011). "YouTube founders buy Tap11 social media analytics firm". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 10, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  5. ^ Fiegerman, Seth (May 8, 2014). "Bookmarking Site Delicious Acquired for the Third Time in 10 Years". Mashable. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures".

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