The Adecco Group, a global HR services firm headquartered in Switzerland, announced today that it has acquired Vettery. The financial terms were not disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal told us that the price was a little over $100 million. (It’s not clear how much of that is cash versus stock.) We’ve reached out to the Adecco Group for confirmation and will update if… Read More
“Dab if you hate cancer” is the latest ~trend~ making it’s way around Snapchat, but the Bitmoji-loving kids sharing these chain snaps aren’t actually making a charitable impact.
Participating in Snapchat’s “screenshot and dab” trend is simple. Users screenshot an image, add their own dabbing Bitmoji, and forward it along to friends requesting they do the same. It’s essentially the modern-day version of those obnoxious spam chain emails that told you you’d die unless you forwarded them to 15 people in the next 10 minutes.
But now, young Snapchat users are using their dabbing Bitmoji’s to prove they hate cancer. Read more…
David McIntosh’s startup Tenor builds a GIF keyboard — but he actually hopes you’ll spend as little time searching on it as possible.
Instead, Tenor’s aim has been to collapse the amount of time it takes for you to find a GIF you like and send it to a friend. Instead of trying to get people to come to the service and kind browse around on the keyboard or a different… Read More
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are phrases that get tossed around a lot these days, to the point where they’re starting to seem meaningless. In fact, Ben Lamm said he’s seen the problem firsthand at his chatbot startup Conversable. “We kind of noticed this huge gap,” Lamm said. “Everybody has an emotional reaction to AI, everybody wants AI, nobody… Read More
Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were anything but standard. This week, we explore how the internet celebrated the iconic paintings.
Tune in to All the Memes to see the next meme of the week! Read more…
A mapping startup based in Missoula, Mont., which allows users to download sophisticated offline topographic maps outlining public and private lands and a number of other features geared towards hunting, fishing and camping, has pulled in its first major outside funding. onXmaps has closed a $20.3 million Series A round led by Summit Partners. Bessemer Venture Partners, Millennium… Read More