WATCH: Snapchat lures in users with new shows

2019-04-24 22:15

Snap beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app.

VW and Snapchat have come together to launch the world’s first mobile phone-based interactive GTI race

2018-11-25 07:30

Creative agencies Tribal Worldwide London and adam&eveDDB are behind the new Snapchat lens, which from today lets users interact with the GTI race track in the form of a bespoke 3D model of a race circuit visible via their mobile phones.

Snap is tech's black sheep again as analysts slash expectations

2018-06-21 09:44

For Snap, hype matters. And for Wall Street analysts, as users go, so goes the hype.

Rihanna's response to Snapchat 'beating ad' sends shares plummeting

2018-03-16 09:18

An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself.

Snap removes Al Jazeera in Saudi amid Qatar tensions

2017-09-18 10:29

Snap, owner of Snapchat, has removed Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera from its platform in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing feud between the gulf states.

Snapchat leads augmented reality gains - researchers

2017-05-22 14:31

Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, says a market research firm.

Snapchat shares soar 44% on Wall Street debut

2017-03-03 07:35

Snapchat owner Snap rode a wave of euphoria in its Wall Street debut as investors sent shares of the popular messaging app soaring.

Snapchat parent Snap to raise up to $3bn in IPO

2017-02-03 10:40

The parent of the fast-growing social network Snapchat has filed public documents for a share offering, seeking to raise up to $3bn.

Rising social media star Snapchat 'eyes' IPO

2016-10-14 11:35

Snapchat has chosen bankers for its initial public offering, which could happen as soon as March, according to people familiar with the matter.

Twitter denies rumours that it’s shutting down

2016-08-12 11:23

Social media network Twitter has vehemently denied rumours that it will be shutting down in 2017.


Twitter rolls out Snapchat-like camera feature, experimental app

2019-03-14 15:29

Twitter is rolling out a Snapchat-like camera feature that lets users post videos or photos in a swipe, as the social-media company experiments with changes and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

Snapchat just invested R2 million in a South African social media startup

2018-09-11 11:00

Hashtag Our Stories is a network of mobile journalists reporting from over seven countries, creating video content optimised for Facebook, and now part owned by Snapchat.

WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental

2018-06-06 21:17

About 36 000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, according to a Continental spokesperson.

Snap's next surprise may be earlier-than-expected profit

2018-03-12 10:50

Snap’s been full of surprises in its first year as a public company, including a controversial redesign. The latest one may be turning profitable three years sooner.

Snapchat adds Group Story tool to stay ahead of Instagram

2017-05-23 22:08

Snap, the maker of photo and video-sharing app Snapchat, has unveiled a new tool that will let people collaborate with their friends on video stories about events.

Snap tumbles after trailing estimates for new users

2017-05-11 12:49

Snap has added fewer users than projected, a sign that Facebook’s strategy of copycatting virtually every feature of its Snapchat app is taking a toll.

Snap: messages vanish, young billionaires appear

2017-03-02 10:03

Snapchat has became a social media star with messages that vanish after viewing, making co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy among the youngest billionaires on the planet.

Chang has left the group

2016-12-04 06:07

We simply got less discerning, writes Dion Chang, and all social-media etiquette went out the window.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

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WATCH: Instagram copies Snapchat

2016-08-05 13:02

The move shows Facebook still feels threatened by its smaller competitor even as Instagram continues to grow quickly, Bloomberg explains.

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