Twitter & NATO think tank publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by ‘Russian trolls’

Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that’s the question. Twitter says the database released on Wednesday contains an archive of tweets and media “we believe resulted from potentially […]

Google buys Tenor to power GIFs (GOOGL)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google this week acquired Tenor, a platform for Android, iOS, and desktop, that offers a massive searchable database of GIFs, called “GIF Keyboard,” according to a post […]

Tweet with #GIFhistory to learn your favorite GIF’s origin

There’s a good chance you’ve seen a classic GIF and wondered just where it came from. But where do you start looking if the answer isn’t obvious, and you don’t want to comb through a dedicated website? If you use Twitter, you just have to ask. Filmmaker Matthew Cherry has launched an informal #GifHistory project […]

You’ll be able to share gifs of every big Super Bowl moment during the game thanks to the startup Tenor

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sprint has partnered with the startup Tenor to create a series of gif ads tied to its Super Bowl commercial. The wireless company is hoping both Eagles and Patriot fans share images from its campaign to communicate with friends while watching the game Sunday night. Tenor is also planning to create gifs […]

Google’s Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

Google’s Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As The Verge has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more prominent position on the keyboard, right on top beside the […]

Gfycat integrates user-generated GIFs on Tango, Messenger, and Viber

EXCLUSIVE: Gfycat has integrated its user-generated GIF platform across three different messaging platforms. It now supports Viber, Tango, and Facebook — all in the name of enabling us to share silly images with our friends. The integrations have brought Gfycat’s content to millions of new users. The company sees the move as a way to […]

Imgur’s Snacks is a Story-like collection of curated GIFs

Imgur began as a way for Redditors to share images quickly and easily, but has grown into a pretty robust site and accompanying mobile app. Last week, the company announced two new features that should help you find more time-wasting goodness: a tag-based content feed and a new Snacks feature, which echoes Snapchat (and Instagram, […]