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Lilly Singh has hilarious take on what Shane Dawson’s docuseries is doing to YouTube

Published: 16/Oct/2018 18:14 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 18:15

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Lilly Singh uploaded a video that revealed her take on the massive impact Shane Dawson’s docuseries over social media star Jake Paul is having on the platform.

The two-minute video is edited in the style of a thriller/horror film, likely a play on Dawson’s widely-debated approach of his series.

In the video, a mock YouTube HQ is overtaken with an avalanche of views and comments from Shane’s latest upload, comparable to an approaching horde of zombies or the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.

“You guys, you have to get back to work,” Singh said to her faux employees, who were collectively hypnotized by Shane’s video.

“But it’s an eight-part series,” they replied in monotone.

Singh explained that her video was not meant as a roast, but rather as a funny take on how big Shane’s series has become.

“I just really wanted to make a video on how innovative and game-changing Shane has been recently,” she stated at the end of the video. “Kudos to him, yo – you’ve been killing the game!”

Dawson even responded to the hilarious clip in good spirits, Tweeting, “OMG, the YouTube employee hiding the trending page from me might be my favorite moment of 2018.”

Dawson’s documentary series has been breaking massive records on the platform, topping YouTube’s trending page and even surpassing major Netflix shows.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.