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Lip-syncing app Dubsmash was on the brink of death. After a brief moment of virality in 2015 alongside Vine (R.I.P), Dubsmash was bleeding users faster than it could recruit them. The app let you choose an audio track like a rap song or movie quote and shoot a video of you pretending to say the […]
When strapped for cash, what’s a millennial or Gen Zer to do? Turn to Venmo, apparently. Young adults in need of money are using the mobile payment app as a crowdfunding platform by calling for financial help on Twitter and including a link to their Venmo account, reported Suhauna Hussain for the Los Angeles Times .
Snap sees a dramatic recovery over the past several months. (AFP Relaxnews pic) NEW YORK: It only took six months and a basket of disguises for Wall Street to love Snap Inc again. Snap has seen a dramatic recovery over the past several months, with shares more than tripling off a record low in December to trade at their highest level in more than a year.
By Shira Ovide | Bloomberg July 11 at 12:58 PM Amazon.com Inc. scored a big victory this week when pop star Lady Gaga said she would sell her new line of cosmetics exclusively on the company’s e-commerce mall. The deal also shines an uncomfortable light on another category of Amazon shopping that can be frustrating.