Apple Pulls Viddy Video-Sharing App Over Porn Content

Feb 24, 2012 4:45 PM PST

VENICE, Calif. — Apple has pulled the popular mobile video-sharing app Viddy from its App Store after receiving complaints that the program contains pornographic user-uploaded content.

The app, which allows users to upload and edit 15-second videos on their iPhones, was removed Thursday.

Business Insider reports that Viddy CEO Brett O'Brien is now working on having the offending clips removed. O'Brien explained that Viddy is not meant to be a "haven for explicit content," but that the rapid growth of its user base had made it difficult to properly monitor all uploaded videos.

Based out of Venice, Calif, with a work force of 10, Viddy recently secured a $6 million Series A round from investors Battery Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Greycroft Ventures, Qualcomm and others.

The start-up has also locked content deals with Disney, rock outfit Linkin Park and rap artists Snoop Dogg and T-Pain.

The Viddy app received 40 million views in January. 

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