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Friday, January 03, 2014

Yahoo updates Sports app to turn game highlights into GIFs

Yahoo released a new version of its Sports app today that has been redesigned for iOS 7 with a heavy emphasis on GIFs. Yahoo Sports’ GIFs, which it calls Loops, take short clips from game highlights and allow users to overlay text. They can then share their creations with the community, with the GIF appearing inside a feed on the main game results page.

So, do we need a GIF thread?

Update: Link added, Jim.

Swedish Chef Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:40 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, moving pictures

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   1. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: January 03, 2014 at 07:16 PM (#4629556)
GIFs are so last millennium!
   2. Sebastian’s hand went straight to his throat Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4629594)
I remember when yahoo was useful even on tablets. BBTF insists on serving a “lowres” version whenever I visit on tablet, but it still works. There are not enough gifs in the world to excuse what happened to yahoo.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 05, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4630459)
I really hate BBTF on mobile, because there's always a stupid Kia ad taking up the bottom third of the screen, and the box to tap to make it go away is so tiny I always miss at least 1/3 of the time.

I already bought a car from you #############. Leave me alone!
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: January 05, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4630531)
I wish Yahoo sports would update itself to become what it was 7 months ago
   5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 05, 2014 at 01:19 PM (#4630538)
Vlad, I completely agree on the Kia ad problem. I only get them on my phone not my tablet. Incredibly annoying. Does the x to make it go away actually work? It's never worked for me, so I'm wondering if it's just a decoy to make me click.

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