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Facebook Stories somehow hits 500 million daily users  THE VERGE · 3 hours
Somehow, defying all expectations, people are using Facebook Stories. And not just a few people, but a lot — more... more
You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users  TechCrunch · 4 hours
You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat-style Stories now have 500... more
Snapchat Restarts User Growth With Original Shows, Android Overhaul  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Snap said on Tuesday that the number of daily active Snapchat users rose to 190 million in the first quarter from 186 million in the prior period, but remained below... more
Snapchat reports increase in active users for Q1 2019, beats analyst expectations  9to5Mac · 1 day
Snap today reported its Q1 2019 earnings, beating analyst estimates across the board. As detailed by CNBC, the company reported $320 million in revenue,... more
Snapchat shares climb as user numbers return to growth  Sky News · 1 day
Shares in Snapchat's parent company Snap have surged after the app grew user numbers for the first time in three quarters. more
Snapchat revives growth in Q1 beat with 190M users as share price spikes  TechCrunch · 1 day
Snapchat appears to have turned the corner after a year of flat or negative user growth thanks to a strong Q1 2019... more
Snapchat revives growth in Q1 beat with 190M users  TechCrunch · 1 day
Snapchat appears to have turned the corner after a year of flat or negative user growth thanks to a strong Q1 2019 earnings report. It reached 190 million daily active... more
Snapchat fully rolls out reengineered Android app, boosting usage  TechCrunch · 1 day
After a year of its user count shrinking or staying flat, Snapchat is finally growing again, and more growth is likely on the way. That’s because it’s finally completed the... more
Snap makes a comeback after the release of its rebuilt Android app  THE VERGE · 1 day
Snap is heading in the right direction again. The company revealed in its earnings release today that its daily user base has grown by... more
Sri Lanka Social Media Shutdown Raises Fears on Free Expression  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
NetBlocks says Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp, and YouTube following the Easter bombings. more
Smartcar accuses $50M-funded rival Otonomo of API plagiarism  TechCrunch · 2 days
Ruthless copying is common in tech. Just ask Snapchat. However, it’s typically more conceptual than literal. But car API startup Smartcar claims that its competitor Otonomo copy-and-pasted Smartcar’s API documentation, allegedly plagiarizing... more
Snapchat Lens visualizes effects of climate change on Earth Day  9to5Mac · 2 days
As companies everywhere celebrate Earth Day, Snapchat today has launched a new Snapchat Lens that shows... more
Sri Lanka Bombings: Government Blocks Social Media After Easter Sunday Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber in Sri Lanka. more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Facebook tests merging its News Feed and Stories into a single interface  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook is testing a radically redesigned interface for its app, which sees the News Feed and Stories feature combined into a single feed that... more
UK proposes banning kids from Facebook 'likes' and Snapchat 'streaks'  CBC · 1 week
Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and... more
Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' limits on social media  BBC · 1 week
The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others. more
Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' bans on social media  BBC · 1 week
The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others. more
Snapchat Projected to Lose Users in the US for the First Time  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Snapchat will lose users in the US for the first time this year, suggesting the company's latest efforts to broaden its audience won't revive... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Snapchat Launches Tools for Voters  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Snapchat has designed a range of tools including filters, stickers, Bitmoji, lenses, and Snap Map integrations especially for the polls. more
Snap Wins Back Wall Street Bulls Even as Facebook Threat Lingers  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Snapchat stock has more than doubled this year, bringing the company's market capitalisation to more than $16 billion. more
Snapchat Releases 'Rebuilt' Android App, Claims It's Faster and Has Fewer Bugs  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Snapchat has finally released its rebuilt app for Android users in a bid to bring performance for the Android version up to par with... more
Snapchat releases rebuilt Android app  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Snap has finally released its new, rebuilt Snapchat Android app, which the company has been rewriting from the ground up since the beginning of 2018 to... more
To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard... more
Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder  Sky News · 3 weeks
Snapchat users will now be able to share their stories directly to Tinder, the popular dating app. more
Snapchat App Gets Games in Bid to Hold On to Young Users  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Snap has launched a gaming platform within its Snapchat app featuring original and third-party games such as Zynga's Tiny Royale, aiming to keep existing... more
Fitbit now lets you get motivated by your own Bitmoji face - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
A new Snapchat watch face animates for goals and motivations. Samsung and Apple, will you be next? more
Snapchat launches Scan, its AR utility platform  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Point and shoot? No, point and interact. Snapchat can now help with your homework. The app’s camera is becoming the foundation of an augmented reality developer platform known as “Scan”. Snap today announced partnerships... more
Snapchat Stories are coming to Tinder and Houseparty  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
In a bid to attract more users and advertisers, Snap today said that its pioneering Stories product would soon be... more
Snapchat will power Stories & ads in other apps  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat’s found an answer to the revenue problem stemming from its halted growth: it will show its ads in other apps with the launch of Snapchat Ad Kit and the... more
Snapchat’s new Landmarkers will make the Eiffel Tower puke rainbows  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Snap is taking its augmented reality tools to a much bigger canvas. The company today announced... more
Snapchat launches Mario Party-style multiplayer games platform  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snap is unlocking a new revenue stream while giving you something to do in between chats and Stories. Today Snapchat debuts its Snap Games platform that lets you play real-time, multiplayer games while texting... more
Bitmoji Party is Snap’s first original game for Snapchat  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Snap today announced Bitmoji Party, its first original multiplayer game for Snapchat. Bitmoji Party offers players a series... more
Snapchat Confirms It's Testing New Snap Map UI, as Well as Status, Passport Features  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Snap seems to be targeting the "gamification" purpose of the platform that Snapchat has been known for. more
Snapchat tests new Bitmoji status feature within Snap Map  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Snapchat is testing a new Status feature that allows you to check-in and show what you’re currently up... more
Foursnap? Snapchat tries ‘Status’ location check-ins  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Today’s teens missed the Foursquare era, so Snapchat is giving them another shot with a new feature to aid in-person meetups. Snapchat is now testing Status, an option to share to the Snap Map a Bitmoji... more
Snapchat preparing new Foursquare-like location features ‘Status’ and ‘Passport’  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Snapchat, which has been struggling to keep up with intense competition from Instagram, is turning to location features... more
Streaming service Quibi snags Snap and Pandora vet Tom Conrad as Chief Product Officer  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming mobile streaming service Quibi had added another notable name to its roster of executive talent. The company... more
Snapchat Now Available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi Languages  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Snapchat has localised its app experience for Indian consumers and they will now be able to access the app in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Punjabi. more
Snap CEO’s sister Caroline Spiegel starts a no-visuals porn site  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
If you took the photos and videos out of pornography, could it appeal to a new audience? Caroline Spiegel’s first startup Quinn aims to bring some imagination to adult... more
Huawei is releasing smart glasses in collaboration with Gentle Monster  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
At its Huawei P30 Pro launch event today, the company announced that it’s partnering with Korean... more
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