THE FOREFRONT MOVIEBOX

HOLLYWOOD ACTION: AIM
NOLLYWOOD MOVIE: MY MISTAKES.
BOTH AVAILABLE TILL SATURDAY AT 0600WAT.

LIVE COVID-19 GLOBAL CASES AND DEATHS INFOGRAPHICS BY RIGHT AND LEFT BAR.

RELOADED!!! WATCH SHORT NOLLYWOOD SKITS AND COMEDY AT THE SITE'S BOTTOM. MC LIFE AND HOMEOFLAFTA NOW AVAILABLE.

Featured post

Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Facebook buys animated graphics startup GIPHY


Facebook said Friday it had acquired the animated graphics startup GIPHY and would integrate the company in its Instagram visual social network.





Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the news site Axios said the California-based tech giant was paying $400 million.
GIPHY is a platform and search engine for “stickers” and other products using the graphics interchange format or GIFs.
“GIPHY, a leader in visual expression and creation, is joining the Facebook company today as part of the Instagram team,” Facebook said in a statement.
“GIPHY makes everyday conversations more entertaining, and so we plan to further integrate their GIF library into Instagram and our other apps so that people can find just the right way to express themselves.”
GIPHY was created in 2013 “with a simple goal in mind: to make communication more fun,” a blog from the GIPHY team said.
“That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that GIPHY has been acquired by Facebook and is joining the team at Instagram.
“Instagram has revolutionized self-expression. More than one billion people use Instagram to communicate how they’re feeling and what they’re passionate about — we can’t wait to help those people become even more animated.”
The news comes with social networks seeing usage grow as a result of billions of people sheltering in place due to coronavirus lockdowns.
At the same time, tech critics have warned about the pandemic boosting the power of top Silicon Valley firms, and some lawmakers have called for a moratorium on mergers and acquisitions involving the large companies.
Facebook said it has partnered with GIPHY for years and that the company would continue to operate its library.
“We’re looking forward to investing further in its technology and relationships with content,” said Instagram vice president of product Vishal Shah.
“GIFs and stickers give people meaningful and creative ways to express themselves. We see the positivity in how people use GIPHY in our products today, and we know that bringing the GIPHY team’s creativity and talent together with ours will only accelerate how people use visual communication to connect with each other.”


Receive news alert via Whatsapp from The Forefront Media Org, send a message to +2348124620827


No comments:

Post a comment

Disclaimer!!! Opinions expressed in comments do not represent THE FOREFRONT MEDIA ORG's views. All participants are entitled to their opinions. Thank you!!!


Advertise on the Forefront: For advert placement in the blog or advert posts like news updates, reach +2348124620827 [WhatsApp].

Copyright 2020 The Forefront Media Org. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from The Forefront Media Org