All your reaction GIFs now belong to Facebook, as it buys Giphy for $400M

[ad_1] Enlarge / Ironically, their logo is static, not animated. Giphy Seven years ago, Facebook claimed not to support the 21st century’s new favorite communication tool, the animated GIF. Oh, how times have changed: Today, Facebook’s newest acquisition is one of the Internet’s most popular GIF hosting sites. Facebook is making Giphy part of the…

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios. Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs…

Instacart has a problem with third-party apps letting shoppers pay for early access to orders – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Kara Carmichael has been an Instacart shopper for years in Orlando, Fla. It’s how she’s been able to support her family, she told . But she says she has noticed an increase in third-party bot activity that has made shopping “nearly impossible.” Despite the high demand for Instacart amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers like…