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  • Shots Studios rebrands from selfie app to social star video factory

    Shots Studios rebrands from selfie app to social star video factory

    Twitter once tried to buy Shots for $150 million to score its 3 million rabid teen users, a source tells TechCrunch. But the Justin Bieber-funded selfie app developer dreamed of a different destiny, where it would become the “Saturday Night Live” of the mobile generation. The Shots app grew to a peak of almost 8 million users, but ultimately it was too difficult… Read More

  • Shots acquires Mindie to build a teen video app empire

    Shots acquires Mindie to build a teen video app empire

    Mindie does with soundtracks what Instagram did with filters: It makes boring imagery interesting. And with the insane amount of video that teens are sharing, the music-video-making app seemed too useful to die when its creators shut down Mindie in December. So Mindie’s technology is getting dug out of its grave thanks to an acquisition by Shots, the selfie app turned comedy feed backed… Read More

  • Bieber-backed Shots goes beyond selfies with links and comedy

    Life is hard enough for teens, so Shots sidestepped bullies with a selfie sharing app that doesn’t allow commenting. Now the 6.6 million monthly active user social network wants to boost kids’ spirits by refocusing around comedy. Today’s iOS and Android update lets users share any link, not just self portraits, and the most LOL-worth ones will end up in a special… Read More

  • HappyFunCorp Launches Happy Fun App To Make Instagram More Social

    HappyFunCorp Launches Happy Fun App To Make Instagram More Social

    For the past year and a half the Brooklyn-based development shop, HappyFunCorp has been laboring over a new graph that would offer new ways to interact with Twitter and Instagram. Now, just in time for the holidays, the company is unveiling the first fruits of that labor with Voyour. Read More

  • More Than A Selfie App, Shots Produces Original Videos With Puppets (And Bieber)

    More Than A Selfie App, Shots Produces Original Videos With Puppets (And Bieber)

    Shots has been pigeonholed since birth. First it was dismissed as just a startup funded by Justin Bieber. Then it was laughed at for being an app just for selfies. But after 2 years, $15.2 million raised, and almost 10 million sign-ups, Shots refuses to die. In fact, it’s branching out. Today the company released the first of a series of original video content it’s produced… Read More

  • Shots Raises Another $4M As It Strives To Reclaim The Selfie

    Shots Raises Another $4M As It Strives To Reclaim The Selfie

    Selfies might be the social currency of our generation, but the companies based around them still kind of need cash. Shots, a selfie app made famous by high-profile celebrity supporters like Justin Bieber, just raised another $4 million in funding led by DCM Ventures, adding on to its $8.5 million Series A from this past April. The company has raised $15.2 million to date. For how simple… Read More

  • These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die

    These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die

    Anyone can create a self-portrait. Hell, we’ve been painting them since the stone age. But it’s the way you share them that can be special. Are selfies narcissistic? Sure. Can they be annoying? Yes, if done with too much arrogance, vanity, or frequency. But they’re not pointless. Selfies fill a void in face-to-face communication and context left by our shift away from… Read More

  • Another iPhone (red) pic?

    Reader Georges says he found this shot inside Apple’s servers today. We shall soon see, regardless. UPDATE – Georges says he dug through the Apple server, trying image name after image name. look :
    10:01 AM http://images.apple.com/iphone/gallery/images/gallery6_hires20070621.jpg
    10:01 AM I found it, its the normal iphone
    10:01 AM I tested it … Read More

  • More Moscone spy shots

    Our spy shots might be fake (we doubt it) but these Moscone shots surely aren’t. RoughlyDrafted has a bunch of pictures from the San Fran convention center including plenty of action shots of App store apps blowing around like beautiful leaves. Here’s hoping that there will be more than just XCode debuggers at the keynote. Read More