Buzzfeed

  • 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

  • BuzzFeed’s Future Depends On Convincing Us Ads Aren’t Ads

    BuzzFeed’s Future Depends On Convincing Us Ads Aren’t Ads

    BuzzFeed makes the majority of its money on ads that pretend to be content, but can it keep up this charade? Or, is the Starbucks-sponsored “10 Summer Emojis That Should Definitely Exist” no charade at all, but actually the future of media that we should just smile and accept? These are the questions that popped out to me from the news that Andreessen Horowitz invested $50 million… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Raises $50 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

    BuzzFeed Raises $50 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

    Not too many years ago, announcing major news on a Sunday evening in the middle of August would seem crazy. If it was news you wanted anyone to read, anyway. News dropped tonight — a Sunday evening in the middle of August — that BuzzFeed raised $50 million dollars from Andreessen Horowitz. And as a shining example of just how much Twitter and Facebook have changed the way we… Read More

  • Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

    Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

    Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code. Steinberg had previously worked four years at BuzzFeed, where he led the site alongside Jonah Peretti. He was the fifteenth employee and has helped grow revenue to $60 million. His departure was surrounded by… Read More

  • The Onion’s ClickHole Opens Its Traffic-Baiting Maw

    The Onion’s ClickHole Opens Its Traffic-Baiting Maw

    If you want to gorge yourself on listicles and surveys and headlines that promise things “you won’t believe” (let’s stop being so damn incredulous shall we?), there’s a new hot dog stand in town. The Onion has launched ClickHole, its BuzzFeed-style satire of online media publications that trade in so-called clickbait, and the initial results are very… Read More

  • The Onion Asks Itself ‘What Kind Of BuzzFeed Parody Are You?’ With New Website ClickHole

    The Onion Asks Itself ‘What Kind Of BuzzFeed Parody Are You?’ With New Website ClickHole

    BuzzFeed and Upworthy are tough to parody, since they seem to cross the line into self-parody often enough, but news lampoon site The Onion is going to give it a shot anyway. The joke media giant is launching ClickHole this June according to the New York Business Journal , which promises “an all-new internet experience filled with content so shareable, snackable, and clickable it will… Read More