Buzzfeed

  • Overdressed

    Overdressed

    If you were offline between, say, 7pm and 10pm Eastern last night, boy, things must have seemed real weird when you logged back onto Twitter. Despite what you might have heard, BuzzFeed did not invent the optical illusion. “The Dress,” as it immediately became known, is but one in a long line of images that trick the eye and the brain. Read More

  • If You Think Tinder Needs More Cute Pets, BuzzFeed Has The App For You

    If You Think Tinder Needs More Cute Pets, BuzzFeed Has The App For You

    Oh, BuzzFeed. Don’t ever change. The company just released what it says is its second ever mobile app, called Cute Or Not. As you might expect from the name, you’re asked to rate pets as (duh) cute or not, through a Tinder-style swiping interface. You can also upload photos of your own pets to see how they’re rated by other app users. Read More

  • BuzzFeed Expands Mobile Team By Acquiring “Visual Conversation” Startup GoPop

    BuzzFeed Expands Mobile Team By Acquiring “Visual Conversation” Startup GoPop

    BuzzFeed just announced that it’s acquiring San Francisco startup GoPop. The startup was originally known as Zeega, and it was part of the first class at Matter, the Knight Foundation- and KQED-backed incubator for media startups. GoPop’s current offering is an iOS app for “visual conversation,” combining photos into simple animations (that’s a sample animation of… Read More

  • New York City’s Tech Boom Continues

    New York City’s Tech Boom Continues

    While Silicon Valley grabs attention as the center of the tech universe and birthplace for some of the biggest startups, the most recent growth data shows that the NYC tech boom is living up to its own Silicon Alley hype. Read More

  • Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

    Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

    U.S. Senator Al Franken today sent another letter to Uber’s Travis Kalanick, probing the embattled CEO to provide more information about the company’s privacy policies. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, first contacted Kalanick about the car service’s policies in November. The inquiry came after BuzzFeed reported that an Uber executive suggested the company would intimidate… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat

    BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat

    BuzzFeed’s next step is messaging apps, and it’s teamed up with Tencent to become a media partner on the Chinese firm’s WeChat app, which counts 468 million monthly active users across the world. Read More

  • BuzzFeed Acquires Startup Torando Labs To Create A New Data Engineering Team

    BuzzFeed Acquires Startup Torando Labs To Create A New Data Engineering Team

    BuzzFeed is announcing its first acquisition since it raised a $50 million round from Andreessen Horowitz over the summer — it’s buying Torando Labs, and the Torando team will form the online publisher’s first data engineering unit. While best-known for its love of GIFs and quizzes, BuzzFeed is also a famously data-savvy company — see, for example, this profile of… Read More

  • Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team

    Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team

    If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactive projects like its Game Of Thrones name generator, congratulations, you’re probably going to be seeing more of them. If you think they’re all annoying gimmicks, well, uh, you’re going to be seeing more of them anyway. That’s because the site is building up a games team of its own. Vice President of Product Chris… Read More

  • A Brief History Of BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed has gone from a twinkle in the experimental eye of Jonah Peretti to a household name in the media world. It has truly disrupted the media landscape, forcing old fogies like the New York Times and fresher pubs like Mashable to re-think the way they present their content. And if that weren’t enough, BuzzFeed’s promoted content business could very well be the best and… Read More