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October 18, 2021
No more games: Feds target dishonest influencers, reviews
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned hundreds of Fortune 500 companies that they’ll pay steep fines if they engage in dishonest influencer marketing or revi…
October 7, 2021
The NFL and TikTok want a slice of NFT pie
The National Football League and TikTok are the latest big brands hopping on the non-fungible bandwagon in hopes of capitalizing on the surging asset class. The…
September 30, 2021
TikTok hits 1B monthly users, becomes creators’ favorite platform
TikTok topped 1 billion monthly active users, solidifying the video app as a serious contender against the top social networks. --- The news: ByteDance-owned Ti…
September 28, 2021
Ranking the top startup ecosystems around the globe
Silicon Valley, London, and New York City are the world’s top three startup ecosystems, according to a large study by Startup Genome, the world's leading innova…
September 22, 2021
Stripe unveils tool to ease SaaS, e-commerce accounting
Stripe has launched a new tool that helps indie hackers eliminate tedious accounting work and organize their finances. The news: Stripe on Tuesday debuted Reven…
September 20, 2021
Creator economy unicorn Lightricks nabs $130M, $1.8B valuation
Lightricks, a company that develops mobile apps like the photo editor Facetune, raised $130 million to expand its suite of tools that target the creator economy…
September 18, 2021
Koji wants to be the creator economy’s app store
Koji, the link-in-bio startup, offers hundreds of apps that enable creators to customize and monetize their content. Within the next few years, the company hope…
September 14, 2021
What the Epic v. Apple ruling means for indie hackers
In a win for indie hackers and game makers, a federal court ruled that Apple can no longer prevent App Store developers from directing users to other payment sy…
September 9, 2021
Bright inks $15M for live chats with top creators
Bright, a live video startup that allows fans to interact with their favorite creators, raised $15 million from a variety of celebrities to expand its platform.…
September 3, 2021
Twitter kicks off Super Follows for iOS
Twitter launched its highly-anticipated Super Follows subscription feature but — cue groaning — it’s only on iOS in the U.S. and Canada for now. What’s happenin…
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