◎一款名為Zynn的新型社交視頻應用程式迅速崛起，從無到有躍升至美國蘋果應用程式商店的榜首。看起來很像TikTok：您可以創建和觀看15秒的視頻（帶有大量音樂庫）。根據投資公司「Gelt VC」的（Turner Novak）發布的Twitter文暗示，Zynn可能收到TikTok在中國最大的競爭對手之一的資助，該公司剛剛從其他競爭對手之一，籌集了20億美元的資金。
◎（Turner Novak）還指出，Zynn會向用戶支付觀看視頻和邀請朋友的費用，提供他們獎勵或交換Amazon, Apple, Domino’s Pizza和其他公司的禮品卡。
A new social-video app called Zynn has been making waves by springing from nowhere to top Apple’s App Store chart in the US. It looks a LOT like TikTok: you can create and watch 15-second videos (“with massive music library”). But as it turns out, the app didn’t just spring from nowhere: Turner Novak of investment firm Gelt VC published a Twitter thread suggesting that Zynn “may be getting bankrolled by one of TikTok’s biggest rivals in China, which just raised $2 billion from one of its OTHER rivals”.
He traces Zynn’s ownership back via a company called Owlii, which appears to be linked to Chinese short-videos app Kuaishou (the TikTok rival), which in turn has raised $2bn from Chinese tech giant Tencent.
Novak also pointed out that Zynn is paying its users for watching videos and inviting friends, with rewards (in dollars) that they can withdraw, or exchange for gift cards for Amazon, Apple, Domino’s Pizza and other companies. It’s one to watch, particularly in terms of how that “massive music library” is being licensed…