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Facebook to Buy Giphy

Facebook has bought Giphy, the New York-based search engine of animated gifs, both companies announced Friday. The deal was valued near $300 million with more for employee retention, said people familiar with the matter, a steep drop from Giphy’s last known valuation of $600 million in 2016. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the financial terms of the deal. Giphy raised $150 million...

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