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Snap is Now Slightly Less Screwed

Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat app and a failed line of wearable cameras, is slightly less fucked than it was before, according to Q4 2018 earnings released on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Snapchat: So, About Those Public Stories That Automatically Disappear… Would You Miss Them

Snapchat owner Snap Inc. has had a rough go of it lately. Its stock, which hit the market at $17 per share (~£13) (and peaked at $29.44 (£22.30)) during its initial public offering in March 2017, is in the gutter – a high of $6.54 (£5) so far in 2019. It’s seemingly hit a wall in growth, and it’s still bleeding cash. A major update to the app last year was hated on by so many users Snap was forced to issue a redesign of the redesign. Read More >>

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Multiple Executives Reportedly Out at Snap Following Shake-Up Over Alleged Affair

Snap has reportedly ousted multiple high-ranking employees after an investigation into an alleged scandal involving its now former head of global security Francis Racioppi, the Wall Street Journal’s Maureen Farrell reported Friday. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Brought Back Big Ben For Selfie-Snapping Tourists

It's not a great time to visit the UK as a tourist. Besides all the Brexit nonsense and the December weather, one of our greatest tourist spots is under scaffolding and silent. Read More >>

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How to Purge Social Media ‘Friends’ So You Can Have Fun Online Again

It now seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that social media is bad—bad for our well-being and privacy, too much of a time-sink, and so on. But does it have to be? Can it be made good? Or, slightly less bad? Shaking up who you follow and share with can do wonders for your social media life, and here’s how to go about it. Read More >>

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Who’s Screwed, Who’s Not: The Tech Earnings Report Roundup

The unstoppable stock market has been experiencing some turmoil recently with the S&P 500 experiencing the most daily losses since 2008. Tariffs, interest rate hikes, and tech stocks are getting a lot of the blame from financial tea-readers. Here’s the good and the bad we saw from the earnings reports of the tech giants that showed their hands last week. Read More >>

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Influencer Sued for Allegedly Not Influencing Nearly as Hard as He Was Paid To

Grown-ish actor and reported onetime Kourtney Kardashian suitor Luka Sabbat is facing down a lawsuit from Snap Inc.’s public relations firm, PR Consulting, for allegedly violating the terms of an “influencer” agreement worth £46,000. Read More >>

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Teens Are Deserting Facebook for Facebook-Owned Instagram, Survey Finds

If teens are the litmus test for what’s cool, Facebook is hurdling into mediocrity. A new survey indicates that slightly more than a third of teenagers use Facebook at least once a month, a number that has only decreased over the last few years. Read More >>

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Sure Looks Like Snapchat’s Becoming a Thing We Don’t Have to Pretend to Care About Anymore

Stalling growth is technically no longer Snapchat’s biggest problem. Instead, Snap shared worse news with the world today in its latest earnings report: For the first time, it’s shrinking. Read More >>

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Snapchat Files All-Caps DMCA Takedown After the Source Code It Leaked Hit Github

A portion of Snapchat’s source code was leaked and hosted on the code repository platform GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft) before a copyright takedown request from Snap led the company to remove the offending leak. Read More >>

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Snapchat Is Making It Easier to Find Users’ DIY Lenses Like This Sick Weed Leaf Crown

Yesterday Snapchat announced its newest feature, Lens Explorer, which makes the social network a little more communal by letting users easily access Snap’s repository of user-created Lenses. While the variety is nice, incorporating user-generated content has its downsides: More often than not, it sucks. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Next Big Idea Is Apparently Just Getting You to Buy More Stuff on Amazon

Snapchat’s owner Snap appears to be working on a new search tool that would give you yet another avenue to absentmindedly buy shit from Amazon. Read More >>

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US Women Arrested for Filming Snapchat Video in Dying Hospice Patient’s Room

Last month, three women at a senior living facility in the US state of Georgia made a Snapchat video in the room of a 76-year-old woman who had a stroke, according to police. The women, who were all at the time working at the facility, reportedly titled the story “The End.” Read More >>

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Snapchat is Still a Mess

Earlier this year, Snapchat owner Snap Inc. saw its stock plummet after a brutal first-quarter report that saw it come in over $13 million short of $244 million earnings expectations. Spoiler alert: The pain is not stopping. Read More >>

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Snap Begins Mission to Infiltrate Other Apps, Swears It Won’t Screw Up With Your Data Like Facebook Did

Snap Inc. announced today that it’s releasing a new developer kit that embeds Snapchat’s signature features like bitmoji and stickers into other apps. Reports of Snap Kit leaked last month, but this is the official confirmation. Read More >>