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Zuckerberg criticises misinformation in social media

Facebook will begin favouring news sources its users consider trustworthy, in an attempt to stem the spread of false and misleading information on …

Mark Zuckerberg

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Doesn't Quite Get Scalability

The Snapchat operator's cost structure is the opposite of scalable.<p><b>Snap</b> (NYSE:SNAP) has a scalability problem, and investors should be a little …

Investing

Fears over Snapchat safety as children reveal location to potential predators

Calls are being made for the social media company to work with children's charities to help make the app safer.<p>Social media company Snapchat have …

Snapchat

Why I deleted the Instagram app — and you should think about it too

Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it's …

Technology

Snap Is Laying Off Employees in One of Its Most Important Divisions

In case you haven't heard, <b>Snap</b> (NYSE: SNAP) is making some big changes to its app. The early reviews are harsh, but management expects to roll out the redesign to everyone by the end of the first quarter 2018.<p>The biggest change to the app is the separation of your friends' Snaps and Stories from …

Stocks

Snapchat Threatens Employees With Jail as Facebook Lets It Starve

A starkly threatening internal memo to Snapchat employees was leaked to Cheddar early Friday, painting a desperate picture of the struggling young …

Snapchat

Chrissy Teigen shows off her boob tape and spanx in this seriously relatable video

Where would the internet be without Chrissy Teigen? The queen of social media is constantly making us LOL with her witty tweets, comments on John's …

Chrissy Teigen

Woman films herself speeding on Snapchat - then captures the moment she crashes into pole

A drunk woman filmed her own car crash when she was using Snapchat behind the wheel.<p>The woman, who was speeding down an empty road late at night, …

Snapchat

News: This Is How Big Business, Cities & Native American Tribes Are Leveraging the Power of AR via DAQRI Headsets

While the mainstream consumer market waits for cool augmented glasses to arrive from Magic Leap, or maybe even Snap Inc. (Spectacles 2.0??), AR …

Augmented Reality

Snapchat threatens leakers with jail

Loose lips can sink careers at Snapchat — and land you behind bars.<p>Snap Inc., the messaging app’s parent company, in a move many thought was over the …

Evan Spiegel

Snap Delivers a Double Dose of Emotional Intelligence Failure

When you think there are problems with employees, knowing how to communication is a must.<p>Snap, parent corporation of social network Snapchat, has faced a number of recent leaks about the business, including a new round of layoffs. But the company's reaction, a threat to sue or imprison employees …

Evan Spiegel

Why Snap Is Laying Off Two Dozen Employees as Problems Persist

Snapchat parent company Snap has laid off nearly two dozen workers.<p>The layoffs, which numbered 22, were across eight different divisions inside Snap, …

Tech Industry

News: Maroon 5 Dives into Augmented Reality with Music Video Created Entirely in Snapchat

Move over, Hype Williams, it looks like Snapchat is about to take some of your music video-making business, and pop rock group Maroon 5 is the …

Augmented Reality

Market Reality: Sketchfab Opens AR Content Store, Amazon Pushes Fitness Gear with AR & DAQRI Capitalizes on AR Training

While it may seem to some like investors are just throwing their money at augmented reality companies simply because the tech is heavily hyped, these …

Augmented Reality

Snap will make your life a living hell if you leak confidential information

Snap Inc. is serious about keeping its confidential information under wraps. Michael O’Sullivan, the head of Snap’s legal department, recently issued …

Security

Inside Snapchat: Amid new layoffs, secret memos reveal 'leakers threatened with jail'

Is anyone surprised that an anti-leaking memo has leaked?<p>Snap. Inc, parent company of chat service Snapchat popular with millennials, reportedly …

Evan Spiegel

Snap lays off two dozen employees amid intense competition with Facebook

Snap Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat, has laid off two dozen employees -- mostly editors -- across divisions …

Technology (India)

South Carolina Mom Decides To File A Police Report Against The Black Student Who Made Her Daughter's Racist Snapchat Post Go Viral

A South Carolina mom filed a police report for cyberbullying when her daughter's racist Snapchat post went viral.<p>According to the Atlanta Black Star, …

Viral

As Facebook retreats from publishers, Snapchat is rolling out a publisher charm offensive

Publishers still reeling from the Facebook news feed-pocalypse might find comfort in Snapchat. The disappearing messages app is stepping up efforts …

Digital Media

What you need to know in advertising today

Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees, according to reports from Cheddar and The Information on Thursday.<p>Many of the layoffs are said to come from Snap's team of human editors on its content team, though Cheddar reports some Snap employees based out of its New York and London …

Advertising

This One-Time Explosive Tech Stock Is Sitting Out the Latest Bull Market Charge

The Dow has smashed through 26,000. Investors are showing no signs of slowing their purchases of stocks. And Corporate America is tripping over …

Stocks

Snap is threatening employees who leak company information: 'The government can even put you in jail'

• <b>Snap sent employees a memo regarding the recent increase in leaked company information, according to a report from Cheddar.</b>• <b><br>The memo — sent by Snap's chief lawyer and general counsel Michael O'Sullivan — states that employees caught leaking information will be fired and could face jail time.</b><p>Snap has …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Snap Inc Lays Off 2 Dozen Employees

About 5-10 workers from its content team were let go<p>Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company, is laying off two dozen employees, a company spokesperson …

Evan Spiegel

Pyramid Schemes Are Targeting Snapchat's Mostly Teen Users

Screenshots circulating on the platform may be giving some users a run for their money.<p>Most people understand the basics of pyramid schemes: participants recruit new investors, ad infinitum, but since there aren’t an infinite number of people willing to join, eventually, someone will lose out. When …

Snapchat

Snap threatened leakers in an internal memo, so of course the memo was leaked

After news broke last night that Snap was laying off around two dozen employees, the company is now trying to clamp down on leakers. In a memo obtained by Cheddar, <b>Snap’s lawyer wrote that it has a “zero-tolerance policy for those who leak Snap Inc. confidential information.”</b><p>The memo goes on:<p>If you …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Staffers at The Hill express concerns to management about it becoming a propaganda outlet because of John Solomon's reporting, which they see as partisan

11:05 PM ET, January 18, 2018<p><b>Sources: Snap laid off about 24 people across 8 teams, mostly in the content unit that curates users' videos; some staff</b> …

Journalism

Unlucky sister faces our biggest fear when a roach lands on her mouth

Prepare yourself. This Snap may be your worst nightmare.<p>Chloé (@clodeineee) posted a tweet of her sister's Snapchat video with her singing and using …

Snapchat

When a start-up like Uber or Lyft goes public, what do the drivers get?

Edward Escobar has been driving for Uber and Lyft for nearly four years. That’s eons in Silicon Valley time. If he were an employee at either ride-hailing company, he’d be considered a stalwart, probably with stock options fully vested. And if either company went public at their current valuations, …

Uber

Snapchat Goes Full Scaramucci, Threatens Leakers with Jail Time

A memo from Snap’s general counsel suggests employees who speak to the press will lose their jobs, and then some.<p>At Snapchat’s sprawling Los Angeles campus, a culture of secrecy is more than just the byproduct of its rapid expansion, which has divided employees into multiple buildings across …

Anthony Scaramucci

Snap confirms reports of up to 24 redundancies in a bid to 'scale internally'

Snap has confirmed reports of up to two-dozen redundancies, with the cutbacks reported to affect employees across some divisions in both the UK and …

Digital Marketing