Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

Los Angeles-based Snapchat has acquired emoji software developer Bitstrips, in a deal worth around $100M in cash and stock, according to a report this morning. Fortune citing multiple sources, says the companies refused to comment on the deal. Bitstrips makes an app called Bitmoji, which lets you create your own, personalized emojis/cartoon avatars, with customized hair, coloring, eyes, and other features, which can be shared and incorporated into different scenes, and even personalized comic strips.