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Snapchat plays smart with political ads policy, Evan Spiegel stresses on importance of fact-checking

The CEO said Snapchat doesn’t allow things like misinformation to appear in political advertising.

Cloning Snapchat: Facebook unveils 'Threads' app for Instagram users

Threads will let users share photos, videos, messages and Stories with close friends list.

Not clicking right: 1 in 6 young drivers use Snapchat when behind the wheel

Several respondents in the study cited the app's speed filter.

#SnapchatDown: Meme fest kicks off as photo-messaging app suffers major outage

The app was simply failing to load for users.

Instagram's new camera design with Create mode will add a Snapchat-like feel

In the Create mode, users can also use a GIF as a background for the next Story post.

A brighter Diwali with OnePlus & Snapchat: Tech duo's AR campaign lets users create a real-time Taj Mahal

The brands have created special Lenses that brings to life landmarks.

Distracted driving: Chandigarh, Amritsar lead global city pack

A study, which analysed 6 million Snapchat posts across 173 cities for over a month, has found that along with Chandigarh and Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur and Surat are among the top 20 cities when it comes to instances where users are creating content such as live videos while driving, and posting them online.

Relive the 'Memories': Google Photos takes a cue from Snapchat, adds new feature

The 'Memories' feature will display images taken during the same period in the past.

Kill stress with Snapchat: Social media may lower depression risk in adults

Someone who uses a social networking site is 1.63 times more likely to avoid serious psychological distress.

After Google apps and Snapchat, Instagram suffers global outage

Users were not able to login, refresh the page, comment on posts and upload content on the platform.

Other people’s money was the tech innovation of the decade

In a feedback loop, once technology changes started seeping into more corners of life and business, investors were motivated to hunt for more areas in which technology could apply its disruptive magic.

Is the Internet melting? Google fixes issue after server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

High levels of network congestion affected multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.

Facebook to pay $40mn for inflating data on video ads

Advertisers sued the social networking platform for overstating video-viewing metrics over an 18-month period from 2015-16, which led the advertisers paying extra for video ads based on the inflated data.

Snap introduces landmarker lens experiences

Snap will enable the feature, users have to point the Snapchat camera to the monument on location.

Panel of MPs mulls legislation to address online exploitation of children; to submit report in a month

Members of the panel told ET that in the next one month the committee of 14 members from 10 parties will hold deliberations with telecom regulator Trai, National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and social media companies such as Bytedance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, Sharechat and Microsoft and submit its report.

Net worth ceiling to keep unicorns away from DVRs

Currently, there are more than 20 startups in India valued at over $1 billion .

Ecomm calling: Shoppable ads pop up on TikTok

Tapping on the video advertisement pushes users to a microsite experience where they can browse and shop while still being on the TikTok app. TikTok had rolled out this format in the US a few months back.

Photo app Snap opens first office in India in Mumbai, plans to build local team

Snap’s local team in India will focus on expanding strategic partnerships, building an engaged community of creators and users and servicing local advertisers.

Now shop your heart out on Snapchat, thanks to new feature

Called Collections, the feature will allow brands to link products without users having to swipe up & make the purchase.

Facebook is eating Snapchat's share; 'Stories' feature hits 300 mn users

Facebook 'Stories' would now begin delivering ads with visual messages.

Instagram is working on 'Nametags' to compete with Snapchat

This will let users create a custom scannable tag by designing a pattern of emojis.

Tyroo is Snapchat’s monetisation partner here

Tyroo has also appointed former Bennett, Coleman & Co executive Akshay Mathur as its Chief Revenue Officer to drive growth through such partnerships.

Now, anyone can create AR/VR content, with zero coding knowledge

Founded in 2017, AR/VR startup Scapic positions itself as a company which can help businesses with all that is needed to market, sell and manage their products using tech enabled experiences. All this without knowing any coding.

This is why people use Snapchat

Copy our data privacy policies too, Snapchat CEO to Facebook

During a ReCode event in California on Tuesday, the Snapchat chief said Facebook has failed to sufficiently overhaul its user privacy protections.

Snapchat brings friends closer with new Snap Map feature

The new update lets users send their ongoing real-time location to a friend within the message thread.

Snapchat brings back its old design to please unhappy users

The app has also added a subscriptions feed devoted to content from celebrities, publishers & other professional sources.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr welcome baby boy

This is Kerr's second child and first with husband Spiegel, who was born on May 7.

How Microsoft Excel has become 'victim’ of row over Surf Excel’s Holi ad

The Microsoft Excel app, goes without saying, has nothing to do with Surf Excel or HUL or the content of the recent Holi advertisement itself.

Instagram officially killing its Direct standalone messaging app

The app was built to compete against Snapchat.

Google plans to take on Snapchat

Snapchat 'Discover' lets news partners distribute video, image and text collections that remain accessible for 24 hours.

Snapchat is finally removing its controversial redesign in latest update

It has brought back an earlier feature that allowed users to see recent stories first.

Snapchat trolls Facebook, introduces Russian bot filter on April Fools' Day

The filter makes it appear as if a Russian bot has liked your post.

Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption

According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, businesses prefer Telegram because it marries capabilities of WhatsApp and Snapchat — it’s secure, private and accessible.

Third-party apps make hay as Indians take to video apps

From filters to captions, these apps help users customise content in an intriguing manner.

Sebi asks finance ministry to consider changes in laws for DVRs

SEBI had announced a new framework for DVR issuances after a board meeting on June 27.

Sebi asks Finmin to consider changes in laws for DVRs

Snapchat’s IPO in 2017 drew the attention of startups to DVR structures.

Snapchat rolls out new iOS update, exposes its source code on GitHub

When an app's source code gets exposed, the programme becomes vulnerable to attacks.

Snapchat stocks tumble after Rihanna slams commercial trivialising domestic violence

The ad makes a reference to the 2009 incident when Rihanna's then boyfriend Chris Brown had assaulted her.

Perception of beauty: How selfies, Snapchat filters may lead to body dysmorphic disorders

Body dysmorphic disorder is an excessive pre-occupation with a perceived flaw in appearance.

Snapchat's latest redesign brings new look but users are not happy

An online petition calling for removal of the new update has attracted more than than 6 lakh signatures.

Twitter plans a simpler, Snapchat-style tool for video-sharing

The social media company already has a working demo of the camera-centered product.

Snapchat still scores over Instagram in US

According to US-based marketing analytics company Jumpshot, 52 per cent of new US users signed up for Snapchat, compared to 48 per cent for Instagram in August.

Is TweetDeck working for you? Dashboard application goes down for some users

Down Detector said there were 'problems at Twitter'.

Snapchat CEO throws $4 million party on New Year's Eve

According to a report in TMZ, Spiegel shut down an iconic portion of Los Angeles to throw his employees a company party at L.A. Live entertainment complex.

Now, Snapchat plans to move into scripted content

Currently, Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content rather than commissioning on its own.

Evan Spiegel says Facebook copying Snapchat's popular features is the most-fantastic feeling

Spiegel launched a stinging critique of FB, dismissing both its appeal and successful attempts to copy Snapchat’s most popular features.

In a bid to take on Snapchat, Facebook working on 'Streaks' feature

Snapchat uses the feature to encourage users to send more snaps, and warns friends when a streak is about to expire.

After Kylie Jenner slammed Snapchat's new design, the app is going back to its older self

The new change will be visible only to a small number of users.

How Kylie Jenner used Instagram to become the world's youngest billionaire

Each of Jenner’s Instagram posts, that reach her 128 mn followers, is worth about $1 million.

Snapchat could see slow user growth this quarter

Citing app download data from SensorTower, a mobile app store marketing intelligence platform, marketwatch.com website quoted the analysts as saying that worldwide downloads of Snapchat have declined 22 per cent year-over-year in the first two months of the second quarter.

Filters, lenses, face swap - here's how Snapchat is charming millennials, and more

Snapchat has made a mark with its 10 seconds worth of snaps feature.

Dr D's column: When Snapchat's Evan Spiegel made $3bn without having the sense of wrong & right

Snapchat's new game unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the founder.

Snapchat for everyone, grateful to Indian users: App's spokesperson

Snapchat said it strongly deny allegations by a former employee, who has alleged that Spiegel had once shot down his suggestion to pursue growth in certain international markets.

Netizens mistakenly uninstall Snapdeal app instead of Snapchat

Many people downgraded and uninstalled ecommerce app Snapdeal instead of social networking app 'Snapchat' to mark their protest.

Snapchat's IPO leads way for other overheated startups

Parent company Snap Inc. on Wednesday sold its first shares of stock to the public at $17 a share, or a market value of about $24 billion, including outstanding equity.

Snapchat 'Spectacles' now available in US at $129.99

Snapchat 'Spectacles' record video and pair to user's phone over Bluetooth or WiFi which can then be uploaded to the user's Snapchat account.

How social media Stories are helping brands reach more consumers

Businesses are rethinking consumer marketing experiences with more video-format stories in apps.

What Snapchat's IPO means for Indian tech startups

The latest development at Snapchat could signal a new trend in the Indian startup ecosystem where more and more companies that show potential despite dismal financial performance can hope to keep afloat.

Snap reveals US subpoenas on IPO disclosures

Subpoenas can compel parties to provide materials that authorities want to review.

What’s stopping India from offering central contracts to domestic women cricketers?

Yes, New Zealand, the country whose cricket board reported a loss of almost NZ$ 10 million in 2017 is being the most proactive in women’s cricket payments.

​ Snapchat launches new location-sharing feature, 'Snap Map'

Snap Map would compete with Facebook Messenger's 'Live Location' feature.

Breakup isn't the answer: Mark Zuckerberg says assuming Facebook in dominant position is bit of a stretch

He argued that breaking up Facebook might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content.

Instagram doesn't 'copy' Snapchat but 'builds' on it, says CEO

Kevin Systrom said that even if Snapchat had all of these features before, it doesn't mean Instagram is blatantly copying Snapchat.

Instagram, Snapchat detrimental to mental health, may drive feelings of inadequacy and anxiety

Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

Wedding bells for Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel and Aussie girlfriend, Miranda Kerr

It will be Miranda's second marriage after her divorce from Orlando Bloom.

The Deer Hunter! Robert De Niro makes Snapchat debut

The typically serious Oscar-winning actor was all smiles when he experimented with the filters.

BMW collaborates with Snapchat's augmented reality tech to view a 3D model of the X2

The luxury brand is the first to create a 3D augmented-reality version of a product with Snapchat.

When Kunal Bahl managed to find the funny side in the Snapdeal-Snapchat confusion

Recent news reports about Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel’s comments resulted in many Indian users uninstalling Snapdeal by mistake.

Celebration time for Miranda Kerr, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel: Couple set to welcome first child

The 34-year-old actress is already mom to six-year-old son Flynn, with ex Orlando Bloom.

Facebook is for all: Mark Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat

Last week, a US-based news website quoted Snapchat's ex-employee Anthony Pompliano saying that Spiegel told him that "the app is only for rich people. I don't want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain".

Indians take to social media to snap at Snapchat, Evan Spiegel

“This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain,” Spiegel is said to have remarked, according to a recent report.

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

According to a report in Variety Magazine, the comment was made by CEO Evan Spiegel during a meeting to discuss the growth of the app’s user base in 2015.

Spotlight: Snapchat Spectacles is the brand's first hardware offering

Spectacles with a built-in video camera with a 115-degree, wide angle lens. Each pair is priced at $130.

Soccer-Liverpool's Sakho courts controversy with Snapchat outburst

SOCCER-ENGLAND-LIV/SAKHO:Soccer-Liverpool's Sakho courts controversy with Snapchat outburst

Udaan to raise $500 million, valuation may climb 2x to $2.2 billion

Round may see new investors like Hillhouse, Altimeter along with existing backers.

Facebook unveils new Snapchat clone, calls it Messenger Day

Messenger Day works like Snapchat Stories by letting you post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Twitter may remove Like button: Here's what other tech giants have gotten rid of earlier

Earlier this year Facebook removed the Downvote feature.

Obsessed with Snapchat? The photo-sharing mobile service plans to launch an Android smartphone

The device might also inlcude a lock screen that allows users to easily swipe for notifications & updates.

More youngsters are now ditching the social media party

Many are seeing the ill effects of using social media – addictive and productivity killers – as well as how it hurts their self-esteem

Self-made billionaire Kylie Jenner says she's bullied by 'the whole world'

She recently opened up in a Snapchat video and hopes to inspire those who are being bullied.

12 Snapchat features you need to know

Instagram takes on Snapchat with live video broadcasts & vanishing direct messages

Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies.

Miranda Kerr's wedding with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel looks right out of a fairy tale

Kerr's Dior look was inspired by Grace Kelly's iconic dress at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel had an epic reply to Facebook introducing a camera feature

Spiegel said that he finds imitation to be the best form of flattery.

Here's why Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concern for parents and children

With the new feature, you can choose to share your location with all your friends.

Snapchat closes its video channel

The social-media company began hosting short-video channels on its mobile application from such providers as ESPN and Comedy Central in January.

It's official! Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are now man and wife

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Brentwood, California.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr to have a backyard wedding

Rumour has it, the bride's family have already flown in from Australia for the occasion.

'Tiger Zinda Hai' director Ali Abbas Zafar's Instagram account hacked

The 37-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter to warn his fans, and also clarified that he does not have a Snapchat account.

Now, Snapchat introduces New World lenses that let you add 3D filters to your surroundings

Tapping the camera screen while using the rear-facing camera will bring up new 3D lenses.

Oh, Snap(chat)! Actress Miranda Kerr faces Twitter flak for fiancé Evan Spiegel's 'poor India’ comment

In a truly bizarre display of national pride, Indians are dissing Kerr on all possible social media platforms.

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