The search giant scoops up Launchpad Toys and its popular make-your-own cartoon app for kids, which is now free to all users.
Twitter excels in capturing the "moment" as events happen, but it isn't great at telling a story. With custom timelines, the company hopes to lure a broader audience by giving it coherent narratives rather than just the raw materials.
Developed to make video recordings more intuitive and fun, the app lets users edit together various scenes with music and filters.
As expected, Google unveils its kid-friendly YouTube app, but it's out already on both Android and Apple's iOS.
Based on a leaked image from @evleaks, the app would likely let you create stories using your own photos.
The popular messaging app, known for missives that vaporize after a set time, will begin serving its users multimedia content from CNN, ESPN, Food Network and more.
As well as playing Scotty, the "Shaun of the Dead" star steps from the engine room to the writer's chair along with Doug Jung.
Now available for iPhone, this nifty app is like a drag-and-drop movie-maker, perfect for storyboarding your next film project or just goofing around.
The streaming-video service delivers medieval sex and violence to rival the best of Westeros in its latest original show, as it vies to rule premium online video on the global stage.
Which have been the year's best apps, songs, movies, TV shows and books on iTunes? Apple chimes in with its favorites, and it won't surprise those hooked on Serial.