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Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Snapchat's strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in political ads and Twitter's decision to ban them all together

SNAPCHAT. A picture taken on October 1, 2019 in Lille shows the logo of mobile app Snapchat displayed on a tablet. (Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

UK opposition parties outline election plan

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by law to ask EU leaders last weekend to delay Brexit after MPs refused to back the Brexit terms he struck with Brussels

ELECTION PREPARATION. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows members of parliament gathering in the House of Commons in central London on September 25, 2019 after parliament resumed. AFP/PRU photo

Italy coalition in crisis after Salvini calls for snap polls

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who has held several rounds of talks to try to ease the crisis in the 14-month-old government, angrily calls on Matteo Salvini to justify his move

SNAP POLLS? Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Tunisia prepares for polls after death of president

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Within hours of Beji Caid Essebsi's death, parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur is sworn in as interim president, who under the constitution has 90 days to organize a presidential election

SNAP ELECTIONS. A man lowers the Tunisian national flag to half-mast in honor of late president Beji Caid Essebsi, in Tunis on July 26, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

Israel inches closer to snap election with overnight vote

May 28, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Pitched into chaos by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to form a governing coalition after the April polls, the Knesset voted 66 to 44 in favor of a new election, tentatively scheduled for September 17

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem on May 27, 2019. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Spain votes in early election marked by far-right resurgence

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Far-right party Vox looks set to make its first-ever entrance into the national parliament

SNAP ELECTIONS. Voters cast their ballots at the Central University of Barcelona being used as a polling station in Barcelona during general elections in Spain on April 28, 2019. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

New Kazakhstan president calls snap elections for June

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says he had consulted with Nursultan Nazarbayev and other top officials before making the decision

SNAP ELECTIONS. In this file photo, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes the oath as Kazakh interim president during a ceremony in Astana on March 20, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

Snapchat parent Snap lifted by quarterly update

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Shares surge after it reported rising revenues

SNAPCHAT. The Snapchat logo is displayed on a mobile phone, March 1, 2017 in Glendale, California. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Snap fires head of global security for covering up affair with consultant

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Francis Racioppi, Snap's director of global security, is fired – alongside subordinate Corey Webeck for the attempted cover-up

Snap loses 2 more key executives in seeming exodus

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Snap chief financial officer Tim Stone and vice president for investor relations Kristin Southey depart the company

Snapchat loses 1 million users but revenue grows in Q3 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM

User growth has stalled as Facebook and Instagram introduce services similar to those of Snapchat, known for its disappearing messages

SNAPCHAT. The Snapchat logo is displayed on a mobile phone, March 1, 2017 in Glendale, California. File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Snapchat CEO lays out 2019 plans in leaked memo

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO, says they 'rushed' the controversial redesign and must now shift focus back to the speed of the platform

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on January 02, 2014 shows the logo of mobile app Snapchat displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

Snap developing 'Stories Everywhere' for sharing content outside Snapchat – report

Dec 28, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Snap also reportedly hires Rahul Chopra, the former Global Head of Video at News Corp, to spearhead the initiative

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on November 13, 2013 shows a logo of Snapchat at the front entrance of headquarters of Snapchat in Venice, California. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images / AFP

Snapchat to start paying content creators by 2018

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says they're building monetization opportunities for a creator community they've mostly neglected in past years


Snapchat parent company triples losses at $443M for Q3 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Shares plunge as user numbers for the app falls short of market expectations and wearable camera Spectacles fails to reach sales targets

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on shows a logo of Snapchat at the front entrance of headquarters of Snapchat in Venice, California. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP


LIST: Marcos and the number 7

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Here are 7 instances where the number 7 figured in the life (and post-death) of the former president and dictator

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Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Apr 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Snap future debated as popular app makes market debut

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:44 PM

Snapchat s parent company becomes largest US tech firm to make a market debut since Facebook in 2012

SNAP. The Snapchat logo is displayed on a mobile phone, March 1, 2017 in Glendale, California. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

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Feb 17, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Snapchat parent company stock valuation at $22.2B – report

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:11 AM

Snap reportedly sets its valuation at around 14 to 16 a share or between 19 5 billion to 22 2 billion

Snapchat parent Snap to raise up to $3-B in IPO

Feb 03, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Snap s offering on the New York Stock Exchange is the largest for a technology company in the US since Chinese based Alibaba listed in 2014

IPO. The disappearing-message social network prepares for its initial public offering. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Snapchat parent to offer shares on NYSE – reports

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The initial public offering move by California based Snap would build on a trend of the Nasdaq no longer being the preference of private tech companies looking to go public

SNAP IPO. This file photo taken on November 13, 2013 shows a logo of Snapchat at the front entrance of headquarters of Snapchat in Venice, California. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images / AFP

Snapchat taps London as global base outside US

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:57 PM

It comes after Facebook Google and Apple last year announced major investments in London underlining the capital s status as a technology hub as Britain prepares to exit the European Union

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on January 02, 2014 shows the logo of mobile app Snapchat displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

The Year In Tech: Tech toys we wanted in 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:25 PM

These cool gears and gadgets made the trying year a far more colorful place

Iceland PM announces resignation after vote drubbing

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson s Progressive Party wins just 8 seats in the 63 member parliament

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (R) casts his ballot next to his wife Ingibjoerg Elsa Ingjaldsdottir in a polling station in Fludir, Iceland, during the snap general election, on October 29, 2016. Icelanders vote in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown. / AFP PHOTO / Halldor KOLBEINS

Kuwait sets snap polls for November 26

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Registration for candidates wishing to run in the election will open immediately after the publication of the decree in the official gazette expected in the coming few days a statement says

KUWAIT. Kuwaiti National Assembly guards walk inside the building in Kuwait City on October 16, 2016. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Reese Witherspoon celebrates 'Legally Blonde' 15th anniversary

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Elle Woods teaches us how to bend and snap – 15 years after the movie s first release

ELLE WOODS. Reese Witherspoon celebrates the 15th anniversary of 'Legally Blonde' by trying on some of Elle Woods' outfits. Screengrab from Instagram/reesewitherspoon

'Are we safe here?' The night Cory Aquino hid in Cebu

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Carmelite sisters recall how they helped protect the country s first female president and ultimately restore Philippine democracy 30 years ago

THEY HELPED CORY. (From left to right) Mother Aimee, Mother Ilaya, Mother Marietta. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

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Sep 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Rappler Talk: The Lee Kuan Yew effect in Singapore polls?

Sep 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

What explains the results of Singapore s election?

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Sep 11, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Opposition seeks end to one-party dominance as Singapore votes

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:15 AM

4th UPDATE Polls are now closed after staying open for 12 hours

SNAP ELECTION. Supporters oF various political parties display party flags on Nomination Day ahead of a September 11 snap general election in Singapore on September 1, 2015. File photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Google's new logo, Ashley Madison, journey to Mars | SciTech4u

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:34 PM

And an inkless camera from Polaroid

Oh Snap! It's an inkless camera from Polaroid

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The Snap is a modern take on an instant print camera that uses no ink to print its photographs

POLAROID SNAP. Image from Polaroid

Greece names top judge as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Vassiliki Thanou 65 is known for firing off an emotional letter to European Commission chairman Jean Claude Juncker in February

Greek political leaders row over snap election

Aug 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

An unprecedented war of words has broken out between Greece s outgoing government the parliament chief and the president over early elections

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

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Aug 21, 2015 - 6:43 PM

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Marcos vs Aquino, and past snap elections around the world

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Similar presidential and parliamentary snap polls have resulted in a change in leadership, while others have solidified the incumbent's hold on power

THE OPPONENT. Corazon Aquino, the wife of slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr, is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 3, 1985, in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll on February 7. At left is opposition stalwart Lorenzo Tañada, and at right is Member of Parliament Cecilia Muñoz Palma.

Greece set for snap poll after failure to choose president

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:59 PM

The vote which Prime Minister Antonis Samaras proposed for January 25 is likely to further rattle the economy and financial markets after Greece s dire finances nearly destroyed the eurozone in 2012

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. Photo by TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

Japan PM Abe plans snap election on December 14 – media

Nov 15, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The prime minister is expected to announce his decision at a press conference on Tuesday November 18

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a speech during the photo call sessions of the 17th ASEAN-Plus Three Summit as part of the ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on November 13, 2014. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race

Mar 29, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko dropped out of Ukraine s snap presidential polls

DROPS OUT. Vitali Klitschko, former Ukrainian boxer turned politician and head of the Ukrainian UDAR (PUNCH) party, drops out of the presidential race. Photo by  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

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Feb 04, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Former Erap aide under pressure to testify in pork barrel scam? Malacañang investigates Zenaida Ducut Thai opposition wants snap elections nullified

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Feb 01, 2014 - 4:15 PM

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Rappler Newscast | December 9, 2013

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:38 PM

The government and the MILF sign the deal on power sharing The death toll from Typhoon Yolanda nears 6 000 Thailand’s prime minister calls a snap election

Ninoy's life and times in TV special

Aug 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Docu aims to reacquaint martyred politician and PNoy s father to today s youth

PRISON. Aquino found strength in his darkest chapter. Photo courtesy of Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.

Francis has 'duty' to end sex abuse - victims

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:32 AM

St Francis was the greatest reformer in the history of the church Pope Francis must do the same US priest abuse survivors say

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Photo from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook

1986 Comelec walkout not about Cory or Marcos

Feb 25, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Statement of vote tabulators from 1986 puts snap election walkout in perspective

WALKOUT. Vote tabulators walked out during the quick count of votes in the 1986 snap elections. Photo from http://definitelyfilipino.com