Flipagram Launches Halloween Contest

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , the developer of the music-themed, social video creation app, has launched a new contest focused on Halloween. According to Flipagram, its new #NoCostumeRequiredMakeup challenge asks creators in its community to share videos of their best, costume makeup looks for Halloween, which do not require an actual costume. The company's app is unusual in that Flipagram has gained rights to very popular artists for use in its "Flips".

Report: Flipagram Looking For Buyer

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Flipagram is looking for a buyer, and may have found one, in Chinese news aggreagtor Toutiao , according to a report Thursday. Citing "multiple sources" close to the company, Recode said Flipagram is still discussing financial terms with Toutiao, but no deal has been signed. Flipagram is venture backed by Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Sequoia Capital, and raised a bit $70M funding round in 2015.

Flipagram Links With SoundHound

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , which develops mobile video apps which let users create slideshows that sync up with your favorite songs, said it has linked up with SoundHound. According to the two companies, users searching for songs can create a Flipagram with any song found through SoundHound's app, as part of a new partnership. The deal also includes a number of other items, including a new, weekly chart feature which will show the trending tracks on Flipagram's service.

Flipagram Adds Synchronized, Music Video Effects

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , which develops a mobile app which lets people set their photos and videos to live with popular music tracks, has added a new feature which allows users to create sound-activated visual effects to their "flips". Flipagram's Vibes provides sound-activated effects, and its Beatbrushes feature lets users draw words and pictures that react to the beat of a song. Flipagram is led by Farhad Mohit.

Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , which develops a popular app which lets users create video slideshows set in time to their favorite music, said over the weekend that it has added direct messaging for its users. Flipagram's app lets users create video slideshows with up to 60 seconds of free, licensed music. flipagram direct messaging music video smartphone

Flipagram Tops 200M Users

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Los Angeles-based video-and-music app developer Flipagram says that more than 200 million users have now used its app, and have now created nearly half a billion of its "video stories" through its app, according to the company. Along with the user numbers, Flipagram said it is launching a new effort called "Flipagram Channels", which will showcase videos created with its tool, and also help mobile video creators build their own fan base and audience, and collaborate with each other.

Flipagram Acquired By Chinese Company Toutiao

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Los Angeles-based mobile video sharing and creation company Flipagram , let by Farhad Mohit, has beenacquired by Chinese company Toutiao , the companies said this morning. Toutiao said it will expand its footprint in the United States as a result of the deal, and will grow the Flipagram team. Flipagram was first launched in 2013 by Mohit, a longtime serial entrepreneur in Los Angeles. flipagram toutiao merger acquisition social newtorking music video

Musical.ly Merges With Bytedance, Owner of Flipagram

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Bytedance--also known as Toutiao-- had also acquired Los Angeles-based Flipagram, the developer of another mobile, social photos and video sharing app, in February. musically bytedance flipagram merger acquisition china asia social mobile smartphoneLos Angeles-based Musical.ly , which develops mobile apps centered around short video, has merged with Chinese company Bytedance. Financial details of the merger were not announced. According to the two, Musical.ly

Flipagram, One Direction Team On New Single Release

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Los Angeles-based social sharing service Flipagram is powering the release of a new single from the band One Direction , which was released on Firday. Flipagram--whose tools help users share quick, mobile photo and video slideshows--said One Direction's new single, "Perfect", from One Direction's new album Made In The A.M., was released on Flipagram on Friday. flipagram onedirection direction single music content release sharing social photo slideshow

Flipagram: More Than 1,000 Verified Musicians Added In 2015

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Los Angeles-based video story app developer Flipagram said Wednesday that it added more than 1,000 signed, musical artists to its "Flipagram Verified" platform, letting those artists make their music available to Flipagram's users. Flipagram--which develops an app which lets users create musical slideshows using mainstream, popular music acts as their soundtrack--said over 800 of those artists joined in the second half of the year.

Flipagram Rolls Out New, Streamlined Camera Feature

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , which develops mobile apps which let users set their photos to their favorite music, has launched a new, in-app camera feature, the company said today. Flipagram said that those "ephemeral" videos and photos are automatically deleted after being incorporated into the app's "Flips". flipagram camera mobile sharing social videos photos

Flipagram Doubles Clips To 60 Seconds

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , the mobile app developer which is led by serial entrepreneur Farhad Mohit, said this morning that it is doubling the size of its free clips to 60 seconds. Flipagram's mobile app lets users create a video story, by matching up a users' photos and videos to popular, licensed music clips. Flipagram says it is now offering up millions of free, 60-second clips, ranging from both popular to obscure songs.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram (www.flipagram.com) has created a potent and wildly viral mobile app, which combines photos, music, and video to create addictive, engaging mini slideshows of your life. They were Flipagram LLC.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram (www.flipagram.com) has created a potent and wildly viral mobile app, which combines photos, music, and video to create addictive, engaging mini slideshows of your life. They were Flipagram LLC.

Flipagram Raises $70M For Photo, Video, and Music Sharing Apps

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , led by startup vetera Farhad Mohit, said late Thursday evening that it has raised $70M in a funding round, for its photo, video, and music sharing apps. As part of the funding Sequoia's Michael Moritz and Kleiner's John Doerr have both joined Flipagram's board of directors. Flipagram counts a significant number of celebrities as users, including Britney Spears, Jessica Alba, Deepak Chopra, Garth Brooks, and many others.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 23: Flipagram Users Rise to 200 Million

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Flipagram tops 200 million users, Upfront names new partner, and Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy for $55 million

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 31: Flipagram Is Shopping Itself Around to Potential Buyers

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Flipagram Is Shopping Itself Around to Potential Buyers, Appetize signs deal to supply devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CBS All Access Launches Ad-Free Option, and more

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 2: Westside Rentals Sells to CoStar’s Apartments.com

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Westside Rentals Sells to CoStar’s Apartments.com, Flipagram Acquired by Chinese Company, L.A. Region Leads Nation in Business Startups, and more

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 15: Faraday Future's Troubles Mount Ahead of CES Unveiling

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Faraday Future’s unpaid bills are piling up and spurring lawsuits, Chinese firm eyes acquisition of Flipagram, GumGum launches TV signage valuation tool, and more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 11: Another Snapchat Filter Causes Uproar

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Another Snapchat filter causes uproar, Samsung Electronics to buy Dacor for an estimated $150 million, Flipagram announces partnership with SoundHound, and more

Blurr Moves From Boston, Sets Up Shop In LA To Tap Into Social Media Scene

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and Flipagram. Blurr , a social media app developer focused on communal photo sharing with users around you, has relocated to Los Angeles from Boston. The startup, which offers up an iOS app, said that Los Angeles was a "far better place" for the company, specifically citing such local Los Angeles companies as Snapchat , Tinder , musical.ly

Live.me Raises $50M In Series B From Bytedance

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Bytedance also bought LA's Flipagram earlier this year. In the second big piece of news in Los Angeles from Chinese company Bytedance , Bytedance said on Friday that it will invest $50M in a Series B funding in Los Angeles-based Live.me , a developer of an online livestreaming service. Live.me is a subsidiary of Chinese company Cheetah Mobile.

RadPad Dangles $10K Bounty For Job Referrals

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RadPad--which is backed by such investors as Altpoint Ventures and Goldcrest Investments said the new reward comes because engineering talent is still at a premium in Southern Californi, due to the rise of many startups here, including Tinder, Snapchat, Whisper, Flipagram, Parachute, RealtyMogul, Reformation, and Seriously.

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Other big deals included in the survey were Flipagram (nearly $70M) and Yuneec ($60.0M). Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46

Here's Who Is Funding Companies In Southern California Today

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Most recent investments: Ring, Flipagram, Snapchat. Are you a startup looking to find funding in Southern California? It's often tough to figure exactly who the venture capital funds are who are funding startups in the area. However, for members of socaltech.com, it's a click away with our real time analysis of venture funding flows.