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David Dobrik stunned after raising $4m for disposable camera app

Published: 8/Oct/2020 15:33

by Alice Hearing

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David Dobrik and his assistant Natalie Mariduena were left in utter shock after their couch idea for an app raised $4 million in investment.

The internet star announced on Wednesday that his photography app Dispo, or David’s Disposable, is being invested in by Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

David is a social media giant with an enormous subscriber base of 26 million on his main and second channel combined, and over 22 million followers on TikTok.

Natalie celebrated the news on Instagram with a picture of her and David holding a real disposable camera, with the caption, “still can’t believe this couch idea just raised four million dollars hahaha so ridiculous, but so exciting!!”

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Instagram: David's Disposable
David has his own Instagram account dedicated to disposable pictures

David also expressed his disbelief, adding on his own Instagram: “We just raised 4 million dollars for Davids Disposable!!!!! Hahahahaha WHAT!!”

The app itself is designed to mimic what is like to use a real disposable camera. You take the pictures and you can’t see them until the next day at 9am. The idea came to David and Natalie after they realized just how much they loved the surprise of finding out what the pictures looked like after they were developed.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest investment will be used to add new features to the app, including allowing users to pool their images all in one place.

David himself has made no effort to hide his obsession with disposable cameras. He has his own alt instagram account, which has amassed 3.4 million followers, called “David’s Disposable” dedicated entirely to pictures taken with these cameras. He has even inspired other influencers including Tana Mongeau and Addison Rae to do the same.

The popular vlogger’s business plans are currently booming. He recently released a new advert with model Charlotte D’Alessio for his new perfume “David’s Perfume”, after which he had to shut down rumors that the pair were dating.

David may have potential plans to start a pizza empire too after trademarks for the phrase ‘Doughbrik’s’ were uncovered by a TikToker.

On the other hand, his YouTube channel has taken a backseat in recent months; he hasn’t posted any videos since April. Perhaps this is why.

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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.