Bitstrips

Snapchat Acquires Toronto-Based Bitstrips

Fortune reports that Snapchat has acquired Toronto-based Bitstrip, the maker of personalized emojis (bitmojis), for roughly $100 million, according to one of the sources. The bitmoji developer was founded in 2007 and in 2014 sharpened its focus on customized and shareable cartoon avatars. To get access to "bitmojis" users need to download an app, and choose...

Toronto’s Bitstrips hits 30M Avatars Milestone in 2 Months

Toronto based company Bitstrips has today revealed that users have created over 30 million cartoon avatars with its Android and iOS apps, The Next Web is reporting. The app was launched initially on Android in August before arriving on iOS in the beginning of October. Jacob Blackstock, the co-founder of Bitstrips iOS app said he was surprised...