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…

India’s Glance tops 100 million daily active users in 21 months – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Glance, which serves media content, news, and casual games on the lock screen of Android -powered smartphones, has amassed 100 million daily active users, it said today. The subsidiary of ad-firm InMobi Group reached the milestone in 21 months in what appears to be the shortest duration for any popular internet service to gain…

Facebook to launch ‘virtual dating’ over Messenger for Facebook Dating users – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook will soon allow users to go on “virtual dates,” the company announced today. The social network is planning to introduce a new video calling feature that will allow users of its Facebook Dating service to connect and video call over Messenger, as an alternative to going on a real-world date. This sort of…

Children’s e book, phone cubicles, and aperitifs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Helena Price Hambrecht and Woody Hambrecht all the time had plans for Haus, their direct-to-consumer low-alcoholic drink, to land white-label partnerships with native eating places. But when coronavirus unfold throughout the nation and damage 1000’s of native eating places, the Haus founders noticed a chance to quick ahead on that product plan and on…