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Snapchat: The Next Facebook?

Snapchat has a Twitter problem.<p>Which is a combo of quickly slowing user adoption.<p>Coupled with advertisers that can't wrap their heads around the …

Snap Inc.

Snapchat Tries to Reinvent TV For Mobile Millennials

As Snap tries to outrun larger and better-funded competitors like Instagram, the company behind the popular Snapchat messaging app is having to keep …

Conan O'Brien

A longtime Snapchat exec who helped build its ad business has left the company

Veteran Snap Inc. employee and former growth director Brian Ames has left the company.<p>After three years at Snap, Ames (formerly named Theisen) left in May to be the president of advertising at mobile game studio King, according to his LinkedIn profile and as first noted by The Information.<p>"We are …

Markets

Pepsi is putting Snapchat barcodes on millions of soda bottles

Pepsi cans and bottles will double up as gateways to Snapchat this summer — literally.<p>The soda maker is leaning heavily on Snapchat to promote its …

Advertising

How Snapchat can survive Instagram's assault on its features

<b>Want to stay up to date with this year’s IGNITION conference and all things media? Subscribe here to receive our free weekly IGNITION newsletter.</b><p>Ever since last summer, Instagram has made a habit of replicating the features that have made Snapchat so popular.<p>Instagram, the Facebook-owned …

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Give your friends a reason to snap with Snapchat's custom stories

Snapchat's new feature isn't a killer one, but it will certainly give its existing users another reason to keep using it.<p>A new Snapchat feature could …

Social Media

Snapchat's New Custom Stories Could Revolutionize Local Marketing

Snapchat (NYSE:SNAP) may have just changed local marketing forever.<p>If you use Snapchat to market your small business, you can either post content to …

Small Business

How to create custom Snapchat stories and use the new group moments feature

Snapchat introduced a new way its user base around the world can share on the social media platform on Tuesday: custom Stories. Custom Stories give …

Snap Inc.

Whatever You Do, Don't Let Your Snapstreak End Tonight

Bothaina Saleh has many of the typical concerns of a 25-year-old marketing manager living in Manhattan. They include her Snapstreak, which she maintains “in the same way I make sure that I brush my teeth.”<p>Other teens and millennials across America, too, are obsessively cultivating their Snapstreaks.<p>…

Lifestyle

Instagram rolls out new 'Archiving' feature that isn't 'borrowed' from Snapchat

Instagram has released yet another new feature.<p>No, it isn’t another feature that originated on Snapchat and that Instagram is now blatantly …

Instagram

Snapchat: The Best Photo-Messaging App

Snapchat is unlike traditional photo apps, because it's more an ephemeral visual-messaging medium than a photo editor. Nor is it a broadcasting …

Apps

Instagram rolled out a location Stories feature, just like Snapchat’s location Stories feature

Instagram will now compile Stories around hashtags and locations.<p>Instagram is adding another new Snapchat feature — and another new place where it can (eventually) show ads to users.<p>The photo and video app is launching location- and hashtag-themed Stories, collections of user posts that are labeled …

Instagram

Surprise: Instagram is copying yet another feature that Snapchat pioneered

In July 2014, Snapchat added the ability to see crowdsourced photos and videos from a specific location or event, like a concert or daily highlights from New York City.<p>Nearly three years later, Instagram is adding the same feature to its clone of Snapchat Stories, which shows photos and videos that …

Instagram

Snapchat introduces group Stories so friends can have self-destructing photo albums

Snapchat on Tuesday released a new way for organizing the vast number of photos and videos users share on the app and getting them in front of users likely to show interest.<p>Any user may now create an album to which multiple people can upload, a feature previously available to only Snap Inc. …

Snap Inc.

Snapchat’s latest feature that Facebook will surely steal: group stories

Snap’s marquee feature is getting an upgrade.<p>Snapchat stories are like disappearing photo albums you can share with friends. But until today, there was no easy way to create these stories for a group event — like, say, for a glossy trip to the Grand Canyon.<p>That’s Snap’s pitch for the new feature, …

Social Media

Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Create Fire Snaps With Your Friends—Here's How

While other tech companies blatantly try to jack features they made popular, Snapchat consistently tries to be on the cutting edge of development. …

Evan Spiegel

Instagram’s Location, Hashtag Stories are its spin on Snapchat’s search-driven Stories

A couple of months ago, Snapchat started showing computer-curated Stories in search results. Now Instagram is, too.

Instagram

Custom Snapchat Stories let you collaborate with friends

Now you can have a group of friends adding snaps to one giant Story.<p>At a party with friends and want to make anyone not there jealous?<p>Snapchat's adding a custom Story feature that's probably going to do the trick.<p>While Snapchat already has a feature called Our Story that lets users contribute to a …

Social Media

Snapchat Shows: Inside the Plan to Reimagine TV for the Mobile Era

When Elisabeth Murdoch said goodbye to the family business in the wake of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal in 2014, there was considerable …

James Corden

Instagram vs. Snapchat: Competition drags on

Snapchat announced today it's allowing users to create their own Stories and select who can contribute to and view them — and they can even use …

Instagram

Not to be outdone by Instagram, Snapchat unveils custom Stories of its own

Just a few hours following Instagram’s announcement regarding all-new location and hashtag-based Stories in the app’s Explore tab, rival Snapchat …

Apps

Snapchat's custom Stories put you in control of curation

Sure, Facebook and Instagram have been copying the crap out of Snapchat's Stories feature, but the ephemeral messaging app still remains one step ahead. For now, anyway. Snapchat is maintaining its lead by continuing to tweak its service and today unveiled a new custom Stories tool that will let …

Snap Inc.

Snapchat opens the door to collaboration with multi-user Stories

Just weeks after dialing back on its trademark ephemerality, Snapchat has made another update to its Stories platform. The app will now allow users …

Snap Inc.

[Update: APK Download] Snapchat adds support for group Stories

• Update 1: 2017/05/23 11:30am PDT If you want to try this out for yourself, you can now grab the update from APKMirror.<p>Perhaps by coincidence, both …

Apps

Snapchat Adds Collaboration to Stories – MacStories

New sharing options are rolling out today for Snapchat that allow friends to collaborate on Stories together. From Snap's website:<p>Today we’re announcing a new way to create custom Stories – about anything, with any of your friends, even for a specific location! It's perfect for a trip, a birthday …

Social Media

How to back up Snapchat with camera roll and save your snaps forever

Snapchats are fleeting. When you send them to a friend, they exist for as little as a second or as long as they're viewing it in a loop. And in Snap …

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Snap Vs. Facebook: Lessons We Can Learn About The Mobile Economy In 2017

By all accounts, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, had a rough first quarter as a publicly traded company earlier this month. A revenue miss versus expectations ($149.6 million vs. $159 million expected) and slowing daily active user growth sent the stock crashing 23% in one day. Wall St. …

Mobile

Instagram and Snapchat are really bad for young people’s health

That's according to a new study that found that virtually all major social media platforms have a negative impact on the well-being of 14-24-year-olds. Instagram was the worst, according to a new study by the Young Health Movement, followed by Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. <b>All four platforms had</b> …

Social Media

Massachusetts boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in suitcase

LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 11-year-old boy is being called courageous after he found illegal drugs in his father’s suitcase and called 911, WCVB …

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