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Snap shares soar after Apple demoes the company's AR tech

Shares in social media company Snap spiked by 2 percent yesterday after Apple featured the company's app during its iPhone live event. Demonstrating how Snapchat's AR features run more smoothly on the iPhone X, Apple engineered excitement for the tech.

Snapchat offering discounts to lure small businesses to run ads

According to one ad agency executive, Snap is offering to reimburse the recut cost up to the greater of $1,500 or one percent of the overall budget where the spend is over $40,000.

Snap shrugs off growth concerns as stock rebounds from record low

Snap might be on course to recover its position on the stock market. Employees can now trade their stock as the lockup period is over. Although analysts had thought this could cause a rush of selling, the price is up and Snap has started the week strong.

How CEO Evan Spiegel could copy Mark Zuckerberg

To save Snap's stock from falling further, CEO Evan Spiegel could turn the tables and copy Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. About five years ago, Facebook was in a similar position as Snap is in now.

Facebook Stories are forcing their way to your desktop

Facebook has begun testing its ephemeral Stories feature on its main desktop website. The company is including Stories as a box to the right of the central page content. However, it faces an uphill challenge as resistance to the feature remains very high.

Snap shares fall below $15 after underwriters downgrade stock

Snap's stock hit a new all-time low today as it fell to just $15 per share. Investors are increasingly anxious that Snapchat won't be able to sustain its meteoric growth as the competition from apps like Facebook and Instagram steps up.

Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video

Riyadh - Saudi police said Tuesday they were questioning a woman who appeared in an online video in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Advertisers should pay attention to Snapchat's new maps feature

Snapchat is putting together the building blocks for a powerful location-based ad business, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein wrote in a note to clients on Monday.

Why use new tools to tell tales? Special

Brooklyn - With new technology, storytelling is changing, allowing people to choose which plot lines to follow. But is the experience more satisfying than the traditional relationship between makers of content and its consumers?

Skype is getting an overhaul that makes it work like Snapchat

Microsoft has announced the biggest update to Skype in years. The app is getting a fresh new design and new features that evolve it from a pure communications platform into a form of social media. The company has obviously taken inspiration from Snapchat.

Instagram launches face filters, the last big Snapchat feature

Instagram is rolling out support for face filters, an augmented reality feature that lets you overlay your selfies with masks and props. Predictably, the implementation strays little from Snapchat's original, completing Instagram's clone of its rival.

Snapchat shares plummet after dramatically missing growth targets

The value of shares in Snapchat parent company Snap has fallen dramatically in the wake of the company's disappointing first earnings call. After missing its targets, the company's value plummeted by a quarter amid analyst concern about its future.

Four Wisconsin schools block social media access in pilot project

Madison - Access to popular social media platforms are being blocked in four Madison, Wisconsin high schools in an effort to study the effect of social media usage during school hours on grades and behaviour. As expected, not everyone is happy.

Instagram Stories now more popular than Snapchat

Instagram has announced that over 200 million people now use its Stories feature every month. It raises concerns for Snapchat, the app on which Stories is based. Snapchat currently has 160 million users, a figure Instagram has surpassed in under a year.

Intuit's Scott Cook took an early gamble on Evan Spiegel and Snap

When Evan Spiegel asked Intuit cofounder Scott Cook to invest in Snapchat's Series A round of funding, Cook was sure that the app would be a complete flop.

Facebook's 'Messenger Day' Snapchat clone launches worldwide

Facebook is rolling out a new Messenger feature that adds a carbon copy of Snapchat to the immensely popular messaging app. Messenger Day lets you share ephemeral images with your friends. Predictably, they scroll in a carousel and vanish after 24 hours.

Snapchat in trouble as stock flounders after IPO

Snapchat is suffering on the stock market in the days after its initial public offering. This week, shares tumbled 12 percent as analysts remain concerned about the platform's future. The company may never be profitable and growth is stalling.

School makes millions from Snapchat investment

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California made a wise investment a few years ago: its investment in Snap, the company behind Snapchat. The canny decision has raised millions for the school.

NBC just made over $200 million from Snapchat in a single day

NBCUniversal invested a whopping $500 million in the initial public offering of Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., as "part of a strategic investment and partnership," CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin first reported Friday.

WhatsApp Status is Facebook's latest attempt to become Snapchat

WhatsApp has launched a major new feature that lets you share disappearing photos with your friends and family. Clearly designed to take on rival Snapchat, Status is unique among implementations of the "Stories" concept as it uses full message encryption.

Mark Zuckerberg is officially the new Bill Gates

Back in the '90s, before memes were really a thing, it was kind of a meme to pass around pictures of Bill Gates as a Borg — the cyborg baddies of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame.

Facebook Stories is exactly what it sounds like

Facebook is testing a new feature in its app called Stories. If you haven't already guessed, it's a Snapchat clone that lets you post ephemeral photos into a slideshow that disappears after a day. Facebook has repeatedly tried to copy Snapchat's success.

Snapchat's new search bar makes it simpler to find friends

Snapchat is rolling out an app update that adds a persistent search bar that lets you find friends, groups, publishers and stories. It's meant to simplify the Snapchat app and make it faster to navigate between sections and find specific content.

Snapchat tries convincing investors it can be the next Facebook

Snapchat is trying to convince potential investors that one day it will become the next Facebook and it will be as popular as the social networking site.

Facebook Messenger gets a new camera that's basically Snapchat

Facebook has unveiled an overhaul of Messenger's in-app camera that turns the chat app into another Snapchat clone. You can now create photo art in message threads. Facebook is experimenting with features lifted from Snapchat in all its major properties.

Instagram rolls out live video and new Snapchat-style messaging

After previously confirming it's working on live video, Instagram has officially launched the feature across all supported platforms. Livestreaming is joined by a new "disappearing" messaging mode which makes Instagram even more similar to Snapchat.

Texas teen crashes into police car while taking topless selfie

Bryan - It is not a good idea to drive while intoxicated. It is also not a good idea to use a hand-held device to take a selfie to post on Snapchat while driving. Police allege a 19-year-old Texas teen was doing both when she crashed into a parked police car.

Millennials would rather delete their phone than Snapchat

Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they'd rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. That's according to a new study from LivePerson, which surveyed 3,000 US smartphone users ages 18 to 65.

Snapchat is introducing behavioural targeting

Snapchat is planning to introduce behavioral targeting for advertisers, the company's director of revenue operations Clement Xue revealed in an eMarketer report published earlier this week.

Snapchat 'Yellow Face' lens slapped as offensive

San Francisco - Vanishing message app Snapchat made a photo lens quickly disappear after an online uproar branding it an offensive stereotype of Asians worthy of the label "Yellow Face.
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