Startup App Ocho Video: Will We Soon Say Goodbye to Snapchat, Vine and Instagram?

By  |  0 Comments must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. Article from Straits Times, Breaking News (23 September 2013): Firms must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. By Toh Yong Chuan From August next year, firms that want to hire foreign professionals must prove that they have tried to hire Singaporeans. These employers have to advertise for Singaporeans to fill the vacancies in a national jobs bank administered by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Manpower Ministry said on Monday. Firms with 25 or fewer staff will be exempted from advertising rule, or those hiring for jobs paying ,000 and above a month. Those who do not advertise in the national job bank will have the foreigners' Employment Pass (EP) applications rejected. The move is part of a Fair Consideration Framework announced by the ministry that requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly before hiring foreigners. Besides the advertising rule, firms that have Recent startup, Ocho Video, is gaining publicity. It seems only a matter of time before this high-tech, easy-to-use app surpasses other video and photo sharing apps. As a combination of the best aspects of Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat, Ocho Video seemingly has everything one could desire.

get link Ocho Video has a setup similar to Instagram; a newsfeed, a profile, an uploading source, the ability to share to other platforms, and nine custom filter options. What makes this app unique, however, is the newsfeed and uploading capabilities. Ocho Video allows you to upload, trim, voice-over, and edit videos. Whereas Snapchat stories last only a few seconds, Ocho Video allows you to look back at all your best moments whenever you want (and makes your videos pretty to boot!). The app allows you to watch your newsfeed in a full-screen, video format, playing one clip after the next. An eight second video time (hence the name “Ocho” Video), makes each clip short and sweet, and easy to watch. Clickable links, video likes, re-shares, and captions are all additional unique aspects to Ocho Video. You can even respond to a video with a video…. With the Ocho Video app one can share their best moments with friends and family in a fun and engaging way.

To learn more about Ocho Video, click here.


Jenna is a summer associate at [L]earned Media. She is a rising sophomore at Tulane University studying in the field of communications.

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