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  • Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    We can all agree that email is the worst thing that’s ever happened to any of us. Sure, it made the postal service obsolete and it speeds up the rate of textual transmission by a factor of 200,000 or so, but that doesn’t mean that most of us aren’t drowning in promotions and newsletters. But there is hope. Friends: Giphy, the GIF search-and-share service we all know and love… Read More

  • Facebook Development Through The Years Crunch Network

    Facebook Development Through The Years

    At the recent F8 conference, listening to Mark Zuckerberg announce that FB Messenger was going to open up as another developer platform, as Facebook did back in 07, brought me back to a different time. In 07, Facebook was different. You could invite large masses of your friends to play all sorts of games and through the Platform, build a new breed of application. Facebook Platform in 07 was… Read More

  • Facebook’s New Homegrown Messenger Apps Focus On Selfies, Sound And Shaking

    Facebook’s New Homegrown Messenger Apps Focus On Selfies, Sound And Shaking

    Facebook has launched its first home-made apps for its Messenger Platform after Sound Clips (iOS/Android), Selfied (iOS/Android), Strobe (iOS/Android) and Shout (iOS/Android) went live. Stickered, an existing app that lets you plaster photos with stickers, has also been retooled for Messenger. Read More

  • Giphy + Messenger, Giphy’s First Mobile App, Brings GIF Search To Facebook Messenger

    Giphy + Messenger, Giphy’s First Mobile App, Brings GIF Search To Facebook Messenger

    Giphy has launched its own app called Giphy + Messenger that integrates directly with Facebook Messenger. With the expansion of Facebook Messenger into its own developer platform, as announced today at F8, Giphy joins a few exclusive apps that will debut on the new platform. In other words, Facebook Messenger just got very Giphy. Giphy is a betaworks-backed GIF search engine that has raised… Read More

  • Giphy’s First Acquisition, Nutmeg, Is A Big Step Towards Mobile

    Giphy’s First Acquisition, Nutmeg, Is A Big Step Towards Mobile

    Giphy, the betaworks-backed Google of gifs, has today announced its first acquisition. Nutmeg, an Gif messaging app, will be joining the Giphy squad. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Giphy founder Alex Chung says that Nutmeg will remain alive with the entire Nutmeg development team joining Giphy. Giphy’s focus moving forward is mobile, according to Chung. Read More

  • After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed, took the lead on the investment, according to a report from Business Insider. Giphy is a search engine for gifs, put simply. The company tags… Read More

  • Giphy Taps Alphaworks For The Final $100K In Its $2.5M Series A

    Giphy Taps Alphaworks For The Final $100K In Its $2.5M Series A

    Giphy, the betaworks-backed search engine for gifs, is today opening up a slice of its $2.5 million Series A on the equity crowdfunding site Alphaworks. Alphaworks is a site run by Nick Chirls, in collaboration with betaworks, that lets accredited investors within a startup’s community invest a small amount of funding to get a cut of equity. It follows a similar model to Kickstarter… Read More

  • Giphy, The Betaworks-Backed Gif Search Engine, Is Raising $2.5 Million In Series A

    Giphy, The Betaworks-Backed Gif Search Engine, Is Raising $2.5 Million In Series A

    Giphy has raised a $2.4 million Series A round of funding, according to the SEC website and an official blog post announcing the round. betaworks led, with participation from Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Giphy launched out of betaworks in February of 2013 with about $1 million in seed funding from the indefinable incubator-startup studio hybrid run by John Borthwick. Today… Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Giphy Launches Gif Link Shortener For Twitter And Facebook

    Betaworks-Backed Giphy Launches Gif Link Shortener For Twitter And Facebook

    Giphy, the betaworks-backed search engine for gifs, has released a brand new tool that makes sharing gifs on social networks even easier and more efficient. Giphy is a search platform that is based entirely around gifs, with artist profiles so that creators can get more exposure and easy sharing tools for social media. However, without in-line integration on Facebook or Twitter people still… Read More