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Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibles, out-of-network costs and expensive co-pays. So for the uninsured and insured alike, innovative ways of managing big bills are in high demand — especially as uncertainty remains around how COVID-19 and long-haul symptoms will be handled by patients and payers. Walnut, founded by Roshan Patel, is a...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Texas, NFL, Tech, United States, Healthcare, East Coast, Fintech, Health Tech, Affirm, Giphy, Cto, Klarna, Walnut


Daily Crunch: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever

Tiger Global closes a $6.65 billion fund, Facebook gives users more tools to encourage COVID vaccination and iPhone app spending continues to grow. This is your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2021. The big story: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever Investment giant Tiger Global had already announced that it was raising $3.75 billion for its thirteenth venture fund, but a new SEC filing showed that it ended up raising much more than that — $6.65 billion. Perhaps that’s no surpr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, UK, US, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Tiger Global, Cma, Ilm, Giphy, Ggv Capital, Tung, Hans Tung, Kaltura


UK’s antitrust watchdog takes a closer look at Facebook-Giphy

Potential threats to the free flow of GIFs continue to trouble the UK’s competition watchdog. Facebook’s $400M purchase of Giphy, announced last year, is now facing an in-depth probe by the CMA after the regulator found the acquisition raises competition concerns related to digital advertising. It now has until September 15 to investigate and report. The watchdog took a first look at the deal last summer. It kept on looking into 2021. And then last week the CMA laid out its concerns — saying the...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Uber, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Tech, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy, Digital Advertising, Facebook Although


UK Watchdog Gives Facebook, Giphy Five Days to Offer Remedies

(Reuters) - Britain's competition watchdog said on Thursday Facebook and Giphy have five working days to offer proposals to address its concerns...
Tags: Facebook, Giphy, Reuters Britain, UK Watchdog Gives Facebook Giphy Five Days


UK Gives Facebook, Giphy Five Days to Address Competition Concerns

(Reuters) -Britain's competition watchdog on Thursday gave Facebook and Giphy five working days to offer proposals to address its concerns over...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Giphy, Reuters Britain, Facebook Giphy Five Days


Where's your tax refund? Find out with IRS online tracker

Princess Bride impatience via Giphy.com You're due a tax refund. Plus, your 2020 tax situation means you can claim the rest of the COVID-19 related Recovery Rebate Credit that you didn't automatically get last year. So, of course, you filed on Feb. 12, as soon as the Internal Revenue Service started accepted returns. Now you're wondering, why the heck you haven't yet received your refund. Unusual overload: The bad news is that the IRS is still dealing with backlogs, primarily of mailed corre...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Austin, Sam, The Washington Post, Irs, Giphy, Don, Internal Revenue Service, ARPA, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number ITIN, Robert Marvin, IRS Tax Withholding Estimator


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #532

TikTok will no longer let people opt out of personalised adsPrefer not to see personalised ads? Well if you’re a TikToker, soon you won’t have much of a choice, This means you will start getting ads in the app based on the kind of content you engage with, whether you want them or not. Currently, TikTok has a setting that allows users to choose whether the ads they see will be based on their in-app activity. This will change from April 15th but people will still be able to control whether the a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Berlin, Seo, Copyright, United States, Ads, Mashup, Twitch, Giphy, Tiktok, Monday Mashup, Fit Analytics, Monday Mashup 532, Substack Substack


Giphy Adds Hire Me Button

Giphy introduced a Hire Me Button Thursday to make it easier for brands and professionals to locate and hire artists on its platform. Verified artists can go to their settings page and activate the Hire Me feature, after which a button--viewable on desktop web browsers--will appear on their channel, alerting any logged-in users that they...
Tags: Advertising, Giphy, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


UK’s competition watchdog still eyeing Facebook’s Giphy buy

The UK’s competition regulator will make a decision on whether or not Facebook’s purchase of Giphy has a ‘realistic prospect’ of substantially lessening competition by March 25, it said today, as it continues to scrutinize the acquisition. “The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) hereby gives notice pursuant to paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘initial period’ in section 34ZA(3) of the [Enterprise] Act that it has sufficient information in relation to the completed acquisition by Facebook,...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, UK, Tech, Fitbit, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Acquisition, Giphy, Zuckerberg, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Competition Law, Facebook GIPHY, Facebook Inc of Giphy Inc, Giphy Facebook


Love and Thoughtfulness Dominate Giphy’s Top 25 GIFs of 2020

Giphy's list of the 25 most-viewed GIFs in 2020 largely reflected the climate of 2020, as the year's top GIF depicted a dog wagging its tail to thank medical staff and other essential workers during the pandemic. The platform wrote in a blog post, "2020 ... how do we even begin to describe this year?...
Tags: Advertising, Giphy, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook launches E.gg, an experimental collage making app

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today officially launched its latest app, E.gg, to a broader audience. The app, a freeform creation tool described as a “digital zine creator” and “GIF collage bonanza,” was announced earlier this year, but was only onboarding users via a waitlist until now. Today, it’s available in the App Store for anyone to download. The app allows users to create and share canvases, which are basically mixed media “artsy” collages created using a combination of...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Collage, Social Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Creativity, App-store, Giphy, Jason Toff, Facebook Product, NPE Team


Facebook's Giphy slurp remains on hold after UK competition regulator demands more info

Tribunal ruling prevents the Zuckerborg from swallowing GIF peddler until further notice Facebook remains barred from integrating social media GIF engine Giphy into its wider corporate operations following a failed legal bid.…
Tags: Facebook, UK, Software, Giphy, Zuckerborg


Genies updates its software development kit and partners with Gucci, Giphy

Genies , has updated its software development kit and added Giphy and Gucci as new partners to enable their users to create personalized Genie avatars. The company released the first version of its sdk in 2018 when it raised a $10 million to directly challenge Snap and Apple for avatar dominance. Now, with the latest update, the company said it has managed to create a new three dimensional rendering that can be used across platforms — if developers let Genies handle the animation. Genies b...
Tags: Apple, TC, Films, Tech, Avatar, Animation, Justin Bieber, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Player, Major League Baseball, Gucci, Giphy, Sdk, Snap, Akash Nigam


Gucci and Giphy add avatars to their apps as potential digital revenue drivers

Users will be able to create their own avatars and purchase digital goods (including celebrity drops) to dress them up.
Tags: Advertising, Gucci, Giphy


Limit acquisitions, overhaul antitrust laws, enforcement to rein in Big Tech: US Antitrust Committee

Radical overhauls to the antitrust laws, stringent enforcement, and restricting acquisitions are some of the recommendations that the United States’ House Judiciary Committee’s report on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google has made to limit the dominance of Big Tech in the country. The report has criticised these companies for buying off potential rivals, giving preference to their own products, and abusing their dominance against sellers and workers. Each of these companies has “expanded and ex...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Congress, Digital, Competition, United States, Antitrust, Waze, Doj, Justice Department


6 Dynamic Tactics For Solving The Post-Pandemic Marketing Rubik’s Cube

What will successful B2B marketing look like in a post-pandemic world, and what can marketers do today to be ready? B2B marketers are facing daunting and unprecedented challenges — not unlike a Rubik’s Cube — during the global health crisis. Each impediment, however, also offers valuable lessons that can help us as we transition to 2021 and the future opportunities that await. Let’s begin unraveling the mysteries of the post-pandemic marketing world, with six dynamic tactics B2B marketers ca...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Seo, B2b Marketing, CMO, Gartner, Storytelling, Giphy, Forrester, Toprank Marketing, Forbes, Mark, Susan, Lee


NYC pre-seed powerhouse Notation has a new fund and a new community for founders

While we often focus on the mega rounds that drive big startup valuations, the reality is that every startup has to start somewhere and find that first check that few to no investors are willing to actually write. Notation though has made that first hurdle its key differentiator. Across its first two funds, an $8 million vehicle raised in 2015 and a $28 million second fund with more institutional capital in 2017, the New York City-based firm has been intensely focused on the earliest stage start...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Giphy, Moonlight, Wu, Katherine Wu, Nick Chirls, Notation Capital, Alex Lines, Nicholas Chirls


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


Mark Zuckerberg will tell Congress that Facebook's acquisitions are good for competition, according to a copy of his prepared remarks (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg will argue before Congress that Facebook's acquisitions of companies like Instagram and WhatsApp are good for competition, according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by Business Insider. Zuckerberg is set to testify on Wednesday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, which is investigating whether the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior. The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, and Google's parent company Alphabet will also face questions from members of Congress at the h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Giphy, Alphabet


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing next week. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


IRS' 555 telephone exchange is real

Image courtesy SimpsonsWorld via Giphy.com Do you remember your first phone number? I'm talking about the one when you were a kid. The one you parents made you memorize in case you needed to call home for any reason. For younger folks, that's not a problem. But when you reach a certain age, not that I'm confessing to any chronologically specific range, those early memories tend to fade. Despite that natural process, some of us still remember our childhood phone numbers. You'll have to trust m...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood, Taxes, Pennsylvania, United States, Jerry Seinfeld, New Mexico, Elizabeth Taylor, Irs, Giphy, Bell, Albuquerque, Moviefone, Butterfield, Saul, West Texas


HelloWoofy Updates Offer Affordable Social Media Management to Small Business

HelloWoofy, a smart social media management platform, just announced a series of new features, including integration with Hootsuite. This means that Hootsuite’s existing 18 million customers can now access HelloWoofy’s intelligent technology on top of the Hootsuite dashboard for $49 a year. Founder Arjun Rai said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “A lot of Hootsuite customers were using our product in conjunction with their existing workflows, so we reached out to Ryan Holmes, Ho...
Tags: Instagram, Sales, Emojis, Giphy, Hootsuite, RAI, Amazon Alexa, Small Business News, Google Home, Tiktok, Arjun Rai, Ryan Holmes Hootsuite, Hootsuite HelloWoofy


14 investors and VC firms funding innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators and the influencer industry

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


14 investors and VC firms funding the most innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


14 investors and VC firms pushing the influencer industry forward by funding innovative startups and creator-owned businesses

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


CMA to look into Facebook's purchase of gif search engine

Watchdog fears that social media giant’s takeover of Giphy may reduce competitionThe UK’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into the proposed $400m (£320m) takeover of gif search engine Giphy by Facebook amid fears that the acquisition may reduce competition in the UK.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting comments about Facebook’s purchase of a company that currently provides gif search across many of the social network’s competitors, including Twitter and the m...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, Regulators, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Signal Continue


UK antitrust watchdog to investigate Facebook acquisition of Giphy

The United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority, the UKs antitrust watchdog, has begun an investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Giphy. The deal is valued at around $400 million, and under scrutiny for possibly reducing competition in the United Kingdom. Facebook is already facing antitrust concerns, and criticism for Mark Zuckerberg's decision to not challenge false posts and comments that incite violence by impeached U.S. President Donald Trump. From reporting by Reuters on Frid...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, UK, Technology, News, Tech News, Antitrust, Donald Trump, Giphy, Reuters, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Facebook the world, United Kingdom Facebook, United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority


UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Facebook’s $400M acquisition of Giphy

Facebook wants to be the go-to platform for all of your social needs, but a big move it made last month to take ownership in the world of GIFs — the short, looping videos that people use to convey sentiments in online conversations — may not go as it hopes. The UK Competition and Markets Authority — the country’s antitrust watchdog — today announced that it has launched an investigation into Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy, the popular GIF repository and search engine that it announced last mont...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Government, US, Tech, United Kingdom, M&a, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, TCUK, Giphy, Competition and Markets Authority CMA


There has never been a better time to quit Facebook (FB)

I quit Facebook in December 2019. I don't miss it, and I know I'm better off without it. You probably are, too. Facebook refuses to police information on its own vast network, despite being the largest media company in the world. Recently, CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's decision to allow a Tump post that Twitter hid with a disclaimer for "glorifying violence." Employees have protested in unprecedented numbers, and some have quit. If you care about quelling the spread of misinformation...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, America, Trends, Michael Jordan, Reddit, Myanmar, US Senate, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sheryl Sandberg, Giphy, Zuckerberg, Charlotte