YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley Names New Site ‘MixBit’


MixBit

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley recently announced plans to launch a new video collaboration website, on Monday he revealed the sites name. Hurley is calling his new project MixBit.

Poking fun at Google’s April Fool’s Day announcement that it was closing down YouTube Hurley sent out the following tweet:

Hurley claims MixBit is not a YouTube competitor but rather a new way to create videos among groups of two or more people.

Visiting the MixBit website users find the following message:

“Instead of sitting around, we thought you’d want a new site to not only watch cat videos, but create them… together!”

Here is the MixBit websites current placeholder:

MixBit

Joining Hurley is fellow YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. The two men recently worked on personalized magazine creation site Zeen. They also sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006.

Are you excited to give MixBit and its video collaboration service a try?


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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