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  • Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Make room for yet another dating app. San Francisco-based Blume is hoping to entice singles into its arms with a real-time selfie feature designed to thwart catfishing. So no more being chatted up by sex-mad robots. Or wooed by forlorn hopers overselling their dating prospects with a set of out-of-date/overly processed photos. Read More

  • This App Wants To Kill The Selfie Stick

    This App Wants To Kill The Selfie Stick

    Can an app replace the selfie stick? Sadly that seems a forlorn hope at this point. The plague of wands topped with phone clamps and wielded by photo-loving tourists everywhere seems unstoppable. Read More

  • Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016

    Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016

    Lily, a drone that is meant to satisfy all your selfie needs, has today announced the close of a $14 million Series A round of funding, with investors including Spark Capital, SV Angel, Stanford-StartX Fund, Steve Aoki and Joe Montana. That said, the company also announced it would be postponing its ship date until Summer 2016. Lily originally put their flying camera up for pre-sale (via… Read More

  • Hit Video Messaging App Dubsmash Raises $5.5 Million Led by Index Ventures

    Hit Video Messaging App Dubsmash Raises $5.5 Million Led by Index Ventures

    Dubsmash, a roughly two-year-old, 15-person, Berlin-based startup whose video messaging app lets users create and share dubbed “selfie” videos (you choose a famous audio clip, then record yourself lip-syncing the words or lyrics), has just raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Index Ventures led the round, with firm cofounder Danny Rimer joining the… Read More

  • If This Selfie Emoji Becomes Official, I Am Going Back To Using A Flip Phone

    If This Selfie Emoji Becomes Official, I Am Going Back To Using A Flip Phone

    One of my favorite things to do is to watch and see what emojis become candidates for Unicode updates (don’t judge). Sometimes they’re really great and sometimes they’re, well, obnoxious. Two years ago, the word “selfie” was added to the dictionary, which made my day really awful until I saw that “twerk” was also added. Then it turned into the worst… Read More

  • Fitbay Doubles Down On Fashion Selfies

    Fitbay Doubles Down On Fashion Selfies

    Danish fashion-focused social network Fitbay, which last year raised a $2 million seed round, is preparing for a partial pivot, that will put photo-sharing front and centre — because fashion selfies are by far and away where it has achieved the most engagement among its users. Read More

  • The High Score Selfie

    The High Score Selfie

    Well, it had to happen, if it didn’t already. Two-person indie game developer Nerd Agency has unleashed the ‘high score selfie’. The feature, which can be seen in the startup’s latest iOS game, Boom Bunny, lets you take a photo of yourself with your high score superimposed and — you guessed it — share it on social media. “We were seeing people… Read More

  • The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie Crunch Network

    The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

    If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with data security. It had become so routine that throughout the fall it was hard to imagine a Monday without hearing about another set of iCloud photos that been hacked during the weekend. Read More

  • “VideoSelfie” Scores $1.2 Million For Its App Offering Real-Time Filters, GIFs And More

    “VideoSelfie” Scores $1.2 Million For Its App Offering Real-Time Filters, GIFs And More

    But I thought we were recording our video selfies on Instagram and Snapchat now? A soon-to-launch mobile application called VideoSelfie, whose founders participated in the 500 Startups accelerator last year, has raised $1.2 million for its forthcoming mobile application that lets you edit your videos (of yourself, duh) in real-time. You can add filters, decorations and GIFs, hit record… Read More

  • HTC’s Desire Eye Puts Selfie And Back Cameras On Equal Footing

    HTC’s Desire Eye Puts Selfie And Back Cameras On Equal Footing

    HTC’s new Desire Eye is a brand new camera that includes two 13 megapixel cameras, with the same capabilities front and back. Each has a dual color LED flash, similar to that found on the iPhone, and they come in two-color plastic unibody designs. It has IPX67 waterproofing, (which is the same as that found in the Samsung Galaxy S5) and is good for quick submersion in shallow water… Read More

  • Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money. Today, however, the company is lifting the veil. Read More