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According to the Wall Street Journal –
Musical.ly was just acquired for as much as $1 Billion
3 years ago
Why Millions of Tweens Are Using Musical.ly... And Why It Matters
I've been talking about the musical.ly app for quite some time now and how I have been watching its progression. If you don't know, musical.ly allows you to make short 15-second videos of yourself lip-syncing to popular music and audio bites. Think about it as a mashup of Vine, Snapchat, and DubSmash.
Musical.ly, the lip-syncing video app, is going to sell for at least $800 million
Three years ago, Musical.ly didn't exist. Now the app, which lets teens make videos of themselves lip-syncing, is set to sell for at least $800 million. The Shanghai-based company has agreed to sell to Jinri Toutiao, a Chinese media startup that had already bought Flipagram, which competed to some degree with Musical.ly, earlier this year.
Lip-Syncing App Musical.ly Is Acquired for as Much as $1 Billion
Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens, has agreed to be acquired by Chinese news and information site Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. for as much as $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Android Developer, codehouse five
I was so appaled at the UX for signing up that I wrote a Medium post about it
I'll have to check out the new version and see if they fixed it somehow.
Product Designer & EV Advocate
I just read it and I started to sweat just reading it 😅👏
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The Musical.ly 6.0 update, published Wednesday in the iTunes App Store and Google Play, includes an overall refresh to the app’s look and feel along with two key enhancements: a new section that shows similar videos you may like to watch; and new options for user profile pages, including the ability to post a video instead of a photo
VC at Shrug Capital
Looks like the official Musical.ly account
's tweet, essentially confirming the
Wall Street Journal article
. Congrats to the Musical.ly team on the acquisition 👏👏
VC at Shrug Capital
P.S. Bytedance, the Chinese news site (maker of Toutiao) that acquired Musical.ly, is the same company that acquired Flipagram in January of 2017
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