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Snapchat Discovery to provide ‘disappearing’ videos, news and ads

Social app Snapchat remains hugely popular, particularly with teenagers, but how it’s ever going to make money remains a hot topic for debate. The company’s plans are becoming clearer though: the Wall Street Journal says...
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Children are better with technology than adults

This just in from The Department Of No Surprises – six-year-old children are better with technology than their parents. The UK study from Ofcom is actually a fascinating insight into how children are growing up with technology...
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Big with the Millennials: YouTubers and Snapchat

Yes, alright, that headline is about as far from breaking news as you can get in 2014, if you've been paying even an iota of attention to youth trends in recent times. But it's always worth exploring what teenagers and...
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Meet the new generation of stars on Snapchat

We’ve been writing recently about the way Twitter’s shortform video app Vine has become a hothouse for new web stars, acting as a sort-of feeder channel to YouTube, while also spawning several musicians riding high in...
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Snapchat gets into event-sharing with Our Story feature

Last year, popular photo and video-messaging app Snapchat launched a feature called My Story – a way for people to string their snaps and vids into rolling 24-hour narratives about their day, for friends to see. Now it’s...
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Facebook accidentally released Slingshot, its new Snapchat competitor

Facebook has already had one go at competing with ephemeral-messaging app Snapchat: its Poke app was a prominent flop. Now the social network is coming back for another go, having failed to buy Snapchat in the meantime. Facebook...
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Snapchat got new features, but also a privacy scare

2013 was a fun year for ephemeral-messaging app Snapchat, as it turned down multibillion-dollar acquisition offers from Facebook and Google.
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Snapchat gets adult supervision from Instagram biz boss Emily White

When Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepped down from his role and handed the reins back to co-founder Larry Page, he explained it.
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Instagram tipped to add private messaging features

200m people are using Facebook's photo and video-sharing app Instagram at the moment.
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Snapchat could be valued at $3.6bn

Another company to add to the teetering Deranged Valuations pile.
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So, how IS Snapchat planning to make money?

With rumours that it's turned down a $3bn acquisition offer from Facebook and a $4bn deal from Google, photo and video messaging startup Snapchat is hot.
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Music Ally Sandbox 97 – Christmas Presence

Lead: There are only five more shopping (and marketing) weeks until Christmas. While much of the industry's focus is on shifting compilations and greatest hits in the busiest month of the year, it's what happens on Christmas...