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Snapchat curbs Trump for inciting 'racial violence'

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,' says a statement from Snapchat

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


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

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:38 AM

In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'

Snapchat releases new, rebuilt app for Android

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:42 AM

The new app is expected to now be on par with the iOS version

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

U.S. residents can register to vote through Snapchat

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The initiative aims to help solve low voter turnout ahead of the US midterm elections

REGISTER TO VOTE. Snapchat's new feature aims to increase the young voter turnout. Image from Snapchat website.

Snapchat dials back redesign that riled users

May 12, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Snapchat rolls back its redesign after many complaints about their previous overhaul

SNAPCHAT. The social media app rolls back a previous massive overhaul after complaints from users. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/

Snapchat teases Facebook with Russian bot filter for April Fools' Day

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The app pokes fun at the controversy surrounding Facebook by adding a filter that simulates a Facebook profile photo and Russian bots liking your post


Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Mar 16, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The commercial shows Rihanna and fellow pop star Chris Brown, and asks Snapchat users whether they would rather 'slap Rihanna' or 'punch Chris Brown'

SNAPCHAT. In this file photo taken on February 2, 2018, Rihanna attends the conference 'GPE Financing Conference, an Investment in the Future' organized by the Global Partnership for Education in Dakar, as part of Macron's visit to Senegal. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Snapchat loses $1.3 billion in value after Kylie Jenner tweet

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The social network takes a huge hit as the American celebrity tweets that she no longer uses the service

BIG DRAW. Kylie Jenner's departure from Snapchat causes huge negative impact on social network's valuation. Screengrab from Instagram/kyliecosmetics


Google launches its own Snapchat-like 'stories'

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The newly launched format called AMP Stories is Google's answer to delivering easy-to-read interactive stories

AMP. A video shows off the visuals of Google's new content delivery app. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Snapchat earnings for Q4 2017 stronger than expected

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Snap shares lifts 18% in after-hours trade following their fourth quarter earnings update


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

Miranda Kerr is pregnant with her second child

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The Australian model is expecting a baby with her husband, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel

MIRANDA KERR. The model is expecting her second child. Screengrab from Instagram.com/mirandakerr

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


Rumors of Snapchat shutting down by 'end of 2017' debunked

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Fact-checking site Snopes debunks a viral article that claimed that Snapchat is closing shop


Heat on Hamilton in Japan after Red Bull ambush

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari look to bounce back in Suzuka

2016 CONSPIRACY. Lewis Hamilton entered the Suzuka race last year with a foul mood that caused a 'Snapchat' row. File photo by C.L.DONALD LIM/AFP

Social media updates roundup: September 17 to 23, 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Instagram users will now be able to use filters during livestreams while Facebook tests a 'Recent Ad Activity' feed

LIVE FILTERS. Instagram now lets users use filters in live mode. Photo from Instagram

Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

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Jul 17, 2017 - 8:09 PM

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'Secret Chats' now live on Viber

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines second most popular messaging app incorporates a feature pioneered by Snapchat

SECRET CHAT. Viber rolls out vanishing messages on its platform.

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

Sony entertainment chief leaving to focus on Snapchat

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Michael Lynton steps down from his job running the Japan based company s pictures and music business to spend more time as chairman of the board of Snap Inc

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

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Jan 06, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Ex-employee sues Snapchat for allegedly faking stats to boost IPO

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Snapchat says all of it is made up by a disgruntled former employee

LEGAL BATTLE. The vanishing-photo app faces a lawsuit handed by an ex-employee. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Netizens mock Messenger for new Snapchat-like features

Dec 16, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Facebook s messaging platform now has vanishing content and a new host of filters and effects

UP IN ARMS. Netizens disliked the new Snapchat-like features for Facebook Messenger

New Snapchat 'Groups' allow chats with up to 16 users

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:51 PM

The move comes after reports that Snapchat parent firm Snap Inc filed confidentially for a public share offering valuing the disappearing messaging platform at more than 20 billion

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

Instagram Live Stories rolls out globally

Nov 22, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Everyone can now go live on Instagram

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Oct 11, 2016 - 11:17 AM

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Snapchat "Yellow Face" lens slapped as offensive

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The filter put slanted eyes wide cheeks and toothy grins on faces

FILTER TROUBLES. The messaging app is hit with questions on racial insensitivity after releasing a lens that play on Asian stereotypes. Photos from Twitter users @limb_light @engravedhearts @TansuPhilip

'The Voice' episodes to be made just for Snapchat

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Episodes of The Voice are to be produced specifically for broadcast on Snapchat s Discover section

Photo from Facebook/The Voice

WATCH: Team USA pokes fun at Draymond Green for penis photo

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:44 PM

Draymond Green s Team USA teammates give him a hard time after he shared a photo of his penis on Snapchat

WHOOPS. Turns out Draymond Green's arrest for slapping a college football player was not the most embarrassing thing to happen to him this month. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

The thrill of the temporary: Instagram launches Stories

Aug 03, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Instagram Stories lets users post photos and videos that only last 24 hours – just like Snapchat

Selamat tinggal, Snapchat? Instagram meniru fitur Snapchat dengan Instagram Stories

Aug 03, 2016 - 11:29 AM

CEO Instagram mengaku bahwa fitur baru ini memang terinspirasi Snapchat Stories: Snapchat berhak mendapatkan penghargaan

Draymond Green apologizes for posting penis photo on Snapchat

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The Golden State Warriors star says he pushed the wrong button resulting in his penis spending 10 minutes on his social media account

SNAPCHAT CONTROVERSY. Draymond Green has had an interesting last month. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Kim Kardashian rilis video percakapan Kanye West dan Taylor Swift

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Kim Kardashian mengunggah beberapa klip video di Snapchat yang menunjukkan percakapan Kanye West dan Taylor Swift melalui telepon

Bukti? Kim Kardashian mengunggah video ketika suaminya, Kanye West, meminta izin kepada Taylor Swift melalui telepon agar namanya disertakan di lirik lagu 'Famous'. Foto oleh Justine Lane/EPA

Twitter luncurkan fitur #Stickers untuk foto

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Twitter ingin menyaingi Snapchat dan Path?

#Stickers Twitter dari akun @AlbertEinstein

Snapchat seen surging past Twitter, Pinterest in US

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:45 PM

An eMarketer forecast says the number of people using Snapchat in the US will increase to 58 6 million in 2016