Facebook today announced that it has acquired the popular GIF sharing platform GIPHY, and it will be joining the Instagram team. Instagram has supported GIPHY search in Stories for years now, but Facebook said it will “further integrate” the platform’s GIF library into Instagram and other Facebook apps.
The sum of the GIPHY acquisition by Facebook is reportedly around $400 million, according to Axios.
The company aims to eventually make it even easier to find GIFs and stickers in Instagram Stories and direct messages. GIPHY will continue to operate its own library of GIFs and stickers, while Facebook will invest in the company’s technology and relationships with content and API partners.
On Facebook, GIPHY access allows users to search for and post GIFs in comments. Both GIFs and stickers are supported in Facebook and Instagram Stories, as well as in direct messaging. Likewise, Facebook-owned WhatsApp supports GIFs in a similar fashion.
Front Page Tech host and leaker Jon Prosser today shared several alleged details about Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses, including an “Apple Glass” marketing name, $499 starting price, prescription lens option, and more.
The marketing name will be “Apple Glass”
The glasses will start at $499 with the option for prescription lenses at an extra cost
There will be displays in both…
Monday May 18, 2020 10: 43 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s upcoming iPhones will all use flexible OLEDs sourced from either Samsung, BOE, and LG Display, with some new features like 10-bit color expected, according to a report from display analyst Ross Young.
On his site Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Young details “corrections and confirmations” on what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming 2020 iPhone lineup, which will consist of…
An alleged photo of an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro logic board is circulating on social media, as noted by the Twitter account L0vetodream. It is unclear exactly which model the board corresponds with at this time or if it is legitimate.
The board does not provide us with many visual clues, but one notable aspect is that it has a more elongated design as opposed to the more compact boards…
Monday May 18, 2020 1: 23 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s AirPods Pro ship with silicone tips that fit inside the ears, but people who prefer the tighter or more comfortable fit of foam have been modding their earbuds to add a foam layer. That’s no longer necessary, as well-known earphone tips company Comply is now shipping its foam tips that are compatible with AirPods Pro.
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Monday May 18, 2020 12: 11 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released watchOS 6.2.5, the eighth update to the watchOS 6 operating system that’s designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2.5 comes over a month after the release of watchOS 6.2.1, an update that introduced a FaceTime bug fix. Image via Reddit watchOS 6.2.5 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to …
Monday May 18, 2020 11: 08 am PDT by Juli Clover
A leaked version of the iOS 14 update has been circulating for a few months, giving us an idea of what Apple is working on behind the scenes for the new update.
Details about iOS 14 have been trickling out, and today, Josh Constine (formerly of TechCrunch) has shared leaked Apple QR codes, details about Apple’s work on an AR app, and sounds for the upcoming Apple Tags in his Moving Product…