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A woman takes pictures with Nokia’s new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera, after its unveiling in New York, July 11, 2013. Toronto-based Keek Inc. was an early entrant in what is now a sought-after corner of social media, the sharing of short videos. (A keek is a Scottish term for a quick peek.) Keek’s user base is soaring, with more than 45 million users worldwide as of last month.
A woman takes pictures with Nokia’s new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera, after its unveiling in New York, July 11, 2013. Toronto-based Keek Inc. was an early entrant in what is now a sought-after corner of social media, the sharing of short videos. (A keek is a Scottish term for a quick peek.) Keek’s user base is soaring, with more than 45 million users worldwide as of last month.
(SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS)

With new lease on life, Keek builds executive team

Toronto-based Keek Inc., a Canadian social media startup, seems to be rising out of the ashes after a financing disaster and a cash crisis spooked investors last year. The mobile video social network, that rivals Vine and Instagram, has recently made a number of high-level hires and is expanding rapidly into the U.S. and Europe.