• Capsule raises $2 million for its video Q&A platform aimed at brands

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Capsule , a video Q&A platform aimed at brands, emerged last year in direct response to the challenges companies were facing in terms of reaching consumers during the pandemic. Now, the business has closed on $2 million in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Array Ventures and included participation from Bloomberg Beta and other angels.
    The startup was founded by the same team that originally created the animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto , which eventually lost out to Instagram's clone , Boomerang. Phhhoto shut down in 2017 and the team pivoted to work on an...
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  • Text messaging is taking off as a way for influencers, media companies, and brands to reach fans directly - and make money

    Text messaging is taking off as a way for influencers, media companies, and brands to reach fans directly - and make money

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement In April, TikTok creator and movie star Addison Rae Easterling tweeted out her phone number to her more than one million followers.
    Fans who texted the number were politely asked to fill out a form to share their name, gender, age, and location.
    "Hii! :)," Easterling wrote to her new contacts. "This is an automated message to let you know I got your text. Once you fill out the info in the link, I'll be able to respond to you personally! Can't wait to connect with you! Love, Addison Rae
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