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Photo-sharing app Dispo brought back the nostalgia of an analog camera by letting people see the images they snap a day later. Now, a new company called Later Cam wants…

Later Cam brings the nostalgia of analog photography to your smartphone

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Instagram’s Dual camera feature copies BeReal, but misses the point

We know the drill: Snapchat adds the Stories feature, Instagram nabs it. TikTok gets too popular, Instagram pivots to short-form video. Now, here’s another one for the list. This week, Instagram quietly added a feature to its TikTok-clone Reels called Dual, which lets you record with both your front and back camera at the same…

1:51 pm PDT • July 28, 2022
Instagram’s Dual camera feature copies BeReal, but misses the point

Rosie Nguyen isn’t your typical startup founder. Her Instagram grid perfectly depicts the two sides of who she is: In one post, she’s live on CNBC speaking out against Apple’s…

Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it)

On a quest to show the FTC that it isn’t a monopoly, Meta flooded a wide swath of major tech companies with subpoenas last month. But the company is apparently…

Meta subpoenaed tiny rival Dispo to prove it isn’t a monopoly

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Casey Neistat’s David Dobrik documentary explores what happens when creators cross the line

“There’s three different things that make up a vlog,” David Dobrik, then a rising YouTube star, explained to Casey Neistat, a veteran YouTuber and filmmaker. Neistat’s camera pans to show a swimming pool, where a member of Dobrik’s ensemble, the Vlog Squad, balances on a jet ski, attempting to toss a basketball from half-court distance…

9:00 am PST • March 12, 2022
Casey Neistat’s David Dobrik documentary explores what happens when creators cross the line

Today marks the launch of the Roll app, which aims to create an easy way for creators to make an extra buck while portraying a potentially more authentic version of…

Roll is a new app letting you subscribe to paywalled creator content

The relentless march of social media apps’ algorithmic advertising hooks, influencer-leveraged social graphs and UX that begs for endless scrolling have led to viral success and mass-market engagement for the…

Lapse, an app that lets you snap and ‘develop’ rolls of film with groups of friends, raises $11M

Dispo, the photo-sharing app that emulates disposable cameras, started rolling out a test yesterday that will record user interest in selling photos as NFTs. Some users will now see a…

Dispo launches a test to gauge user interest in selling their photos as NFTs

It’s only been nine months since Dispo rebranded from David’s Disposable. But the vintage-inspired photo-sharing app has experienced a whiplash of ups and downs, mostly due to the brand’s original…

Amid controversy, Dispo confirms Series A funding, high-profile advisors and investors

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Early investors in Dispo to donate any potential profits from the photo-sharing app

After Spark Capital announced it would “sever all ties” with Dispo following allegations around co-creator and famous YouTuber David Dobrik, two of the app’s earliest investors have similarly backed away from the company. Seven Seven Six and Unshackled followed suit this morning, releasing subsequent statements that they plan to donate any potential profits from investments…

9:25 am PDT • March 22, 2021
Early investors in Dispo to donate any potential profits from the photo-sharing app