Endurance events startup Let’s Do This raises seed cash from Serena Williams, Usain Bolt – gpgmail

[ad_1] Let’s Do This is a Y Combinator alumni startup from 2018 which is a marketplace for endurance events, from a 5K fun run to an Ironman triathlon. It has now raised a $5 million seed round, with Serena Williams and Usain Bolt participating. The round was led by Pete Flint (partner at NFX, formerly […]

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories – gpgmail

[ad_1] Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share their favorite music and podcasts to their Instagram Story. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify launched a similar integration with Instagram Stories, and only days after Spotify introduced sharing to Facebook Stories, as well. In Pandora’s case, […]

Google lets David Drummond do the talking – gpgmail

[ad_1] Anyone wondering if Alphabet might reprimand its chief legal officer, David Drummond, for a long-ago extramarital, inter-office affair that continues to be a distraction to the company, the answer seems to be . . . not right now. Though a former subordinate outlined in greater detail than ever yesterday the “hell” she says she […]

Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win – gpgmail

[ad_1] When is a game not a game? When you never win. For years, virtualization software maker Parallels offered the chance to win a free product keys if you “stump the KeyGenie,” a virtual robot which users can play against. Normally, users must buy a product key to run the software beyond its two-week free […]

TikTok’s new ‘Hashtag Challenge Plus’ lets video viewers shop for products in the app – gpgmail

[ad_1] TikTok, the short-form video platform favored by young adults and teens, has launched a new feature that allows users to shop for products associated with a sponsored Hashtag Challenge, without leaving its app. These sponsored challenges are Gen Z-friendly marketing campaigns where users are prompted to post videos of them using a product — […]

YouTube’s new AR feature lets you virtually try on makeup while watching videos – gpgmail

[ad_1] Earlier this summer, YouTube announced its plans for a new AR feature for virtual makeup try-on that works directly in the YouTube app. Today, the first official campaign to use the “Beauty Try-On” feature has now launched, allowing viewers to try on and shop lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics from YouTube creator Roxette Arisa’s makeup […]

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other – gpgmail

[ad_1] Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to […]