Animoto

With 4M users, Animoto adds Brad Garlinghouse to board

Animoto has seen some major growth lately, with more than 4 million registered users — including 200,000 that joined in just the last month. It’s also made a huge addition to its board of directors, with Internet veteran Brad Garlinghouse jumping on board.

Animoto’s iPhone app adds automatic video editing

Animoto updated its iPhone app Wednesday, adding a much requested feature — the ability to add videos in addition to photos when creating video slideshows on their mobile devices. That puts its iPhone app more on par with competitors like Magisto and Vidify.

The next big app battle: Automatic video editing

What’s the latest battle in the mobile app space? It’s probably going to be around automatically editing videos on mobile devices, as apps from cloud-based video editing services like Animoto and Magisto begin to emerge on the iPhone and other mobile devices.

Animoto raises $25M to invest in mobile video creation

Cloud-based video creation startup Animoto is ready to invest heavily in its growing business with a new round of funding it’s announcing Wednesday. The company has raised $25 million, led by Spectrum Equity Investors with participation from existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Amazon.com.

Animoto Brings Cloud-Created Video to Kodak and Others

Animoto’s new partner program will put it in front of millions of potential new users. By hooking into photo galleries offered by Kodak and others and striking revenue-share deals, the program could increase usage of the service and revenues that it collects.

Bon Jovi Brings Cloud GPUs to a Stadium Near You

What do Bon Jovi and the world’s fastest supercomputer have in common? Presently, they both rely on GPUs. Bon Jovi has partnered with Animoto on a fan-video contest for each its current tour, a possibility made possible by Animoto’s transition to Amazon Cluster GPU Instances.