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...
August 25, 2014
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...
August 14, 2014
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...
August 13, 2014
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...
July 29, 2014
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...
June 19, 2014
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...
June 10, 2014
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.
January 2, 2014
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.
December 4, 2013
Instagram tipped to add private messaging features
200m people are using Facebook's photo and video-sharing app Instagram at the moment.
November 28, 2013
Snapchat could be valued at $3.6bn
Another company to add to the teetering Deranged Valuations pile.
November 22, 2013
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.
November 22, 2013