Betaworks Studios, a subsidiary of New York seed fund Betaworks, has raised $4.4M.View More WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios
Log management service Scalyr today announced the beta launch of PowerQueries, its new tools for letting its users create advanced search operations as they manage their log files and troubleshoot potential issues. The new service allows users to perform complex actions to group, transform, filter and sort their large data sets, as well as to […]View More Scalyr launches PowerQueries for advanced log management
In 2018, GIFs have never been more prescient.
Many people rely on GIFs to express a range of emotions daily — sometimes, hourly, if we’re being honest.
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Currently, there are about 7 billion GIFs and stickers being used by about 500 million people daily on the first and largest GIF search engine Giphy. Suffice it to say, people love GIFs.
And while new GIFs are constantly being created, shared, and reused, there are a select few that have risen above the many others as favorites this year.
Here are the 10 most used GIFs of 2018, according to Giphy: Read more…View More Here are the 10 most used GIFs of 2018, according to Giphy
Giphy is coming to Twitch . For the first time, Giphy is bringing its library of animated GIFs to the Amazon-owned game streaming service. The company today is launching a Giphy extension for Twitch streamers that will allow viewers to react in real-time using GIFs during a broadcast. The idea is that GIFs could make […]View More Twitch streamers can now let viewers react with GIFs
It looks like the capital continues to flow into startups looking to provide some easy way for users to share GIFs, with another startup called Emogi announcing today that it’s raised $12.6 million in a new financing round. Already there’s an enormous activity in the GIF space, of all things. Google earlier this year acquired […]View More GIF and sticker platform Emogi gets $12.6M as the battle of GIF startups continues to heat up
GIFs offer a way to compress a ton of information into a small amount of space, and while Gfycat has positioned itself as more of a short-form video centric platform, it’s going to take a step further to see what a step beyond a standard GIF looks like. The company today said it would be […]View More Gfycat starts rolling out 360 degree GIF content
Gfycat is already a pretty popular host for lots of content like short clips from shows and movies, but there’s also a pretty substantial store of content centered around gaming — which is why the company is starting to put some extra focus on it. Gfycat, which is centered around creator tools to make those […]View More Gfycat ramps up its focus on game clips and highlights as it hits 180M monthly users
After a racial slur GIF caused Snapchat to remove its GIPHY sticker feature, Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch it’s reinstated its integration. GIPHY has apologized, fixed the bug that let the objectionable GIF slip through, and reviewed its GIF sticker library four times in an effort to guarantee that offensive content won’t end up in apps […]View More Snapchat brings back GIPHY after removal due to racist GIF
A racial slur GIF slipped into GIPHY’s sticker library earlier this month, prompting Instagram and Snapchat to drop their GIPHY integrations. Now Instagram is reactivating after GIPHY confirmed its reviewed its GIF library four times and will preemptively review any new GIFs it adds. Snapchat said it had nothing to share right now about whether […]View More Instagram reenables GIF sharing after GIPHY promises no more racism
Google has a new tagline, “Make Google do it,” and the tech giant’s latest acquisition may give us a better idea of what “it” could be.
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Google has acquired Tenor, a GIF se…
If all goes well, some GIF creators may start seeing their GIFs show up in augmented reality experiences, based on a new deal that’s happening with Gfycat this morning. Gfycat said it would be working with a company called Metaverse that, like many tools of its kind, is looking to make it easier to build […]View More Gfycat looks to be a hub of content for AR experience development
Giphy is in hot water with Snapchat and Instagram after people spotted a racist and hateful GIF when searching for GIFs to use on the platforms.
SEE ALSO: Making GIFs just got way easier thanks to Google’s keyboard app
Both social media platforms rem…