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News of Beme’s shuttering was first reported by Buzzzfeed on 25th January 2018; a CNN spokesperson confirmed the news when contacted by Variety. Neistat had launched Beme together with co-founder Matt Hackett in the summer of 2015 as a social video sharing app that allowed users to upload short clips, similar to Vine. Beme raised a total of . In 2016, CNN spent $25 million on Beme, a video-sharing app created by Casey Neistat, a YouTube film-maker, and Mark Hackett. CNN hoped it could develop the app into an independently operated daily online news program aimed at a new generation of media consumers — Millennials.