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Roblox buys digital avatar startup Loom.ai

Roblox announced today that it’s buying a digital avatar startup called Loom.ai. Purchasing a company that has focused singularly on creating more realistic human avatars is an interesting play

Snapchat looks to maintain its own friendships — with devs

Setting expectations has been one area where Snap has -- to date --- seemed to fare better than its competitors.

Snapchat launches Bitmoji TV: zany 4-min cartoons of your avatar

If you were the star of every show, would you watch more mobile television? Snapchat is betting that narcissism drives resonance for its new weekly videos that put you and your friends’ customiz

Snapchat launches Bitmoji merch and comic strips starring your avatar

Snapchat is doubling down on its biggest differentiator by turning its personalized avatar Bitmoji into a revenue stream and a new source of content. Snapchat is launching a Bitmoji merchandise store

Google brings stickers and Bitmoji support to its Gboard for Android

Gboard for Android is getting support for stickers for all those times you just can't find the right GIF. Words, after all, can't always express how we really feel.

Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time

Oh Snap. The Snapchat parent had a difficult day on the stock market, closing at $16.99. It's officially fallen below its $17 IPO price for the first time. This is significant because it means that ov

$100M Bitstrips acquisition makes sense now that Snapchat has stickers

It didn’t quite add up when Fortune broke the news last week that Snapchat would spend a $100 million to acquire Bitstrips, the maker of personalized avatar stickers called Bitmoji. Snapchat did

Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0”

Say what you want, how you want. That’s how Snapchat’s reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching today. It lets private conversations morph betw

Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million

Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed to acquire Bitstrips, the folks behind popular emoji-cre

Bitstrips Closes $8M Series B As It Launches Custom Emoji App, Bitmoji

What happens when stickers and emoji collide in a bespoke mash-up that uses your own self-image as the canvas? Bitmoji happens that's what: a new Android and iOS app from personalized comic strips app

Bitstrips Is Raising $15 Million

Bitstrips, an app for building personalized comic strips, is raising a hefty Series B led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, according to sources familiar with the raise.

Bitstrips Confirms $3M Series A From Horizons, Sees 30M Avatars Created In Two Months

The old thought experiment asks: If you could travel back in time to prevent someone's birth who would be capable of great evil, would you do it? Admittedly, sometimes while browsing Facebook I wrestl