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April 8, 2019

The Wing poaches Snap’s comms director

The Wing has made three key additions to its leadership team.

April 7, 2019

To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zuckerberg to accrue over 1 billion daily Stories users across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook […]

April 4, 2019

Snapchat launches Mario Party-style multiplayer games platform

Snap is unlocking a new revenue stream while giving you something to do in between chats and Stories. Today Snapchat debuts its Snap Games platform that lets you play real-time, multiplayer games while texting and talking with your friends. The platform is based off Snap’s secret late-2017 acquisition of PrettyGreat, an Australian game studio with […]

April 4, 2019

Snapchat now lets you play live, multiplayer games with friends

Well, it looks as if the rumors were true: Snapchat is, indeed, launching its own gaming platform. Snap made the news official at its Partner Summit, which is taking place in Los Angeles. The company said that, starting today, it will begin ro…

April 4, 2019

You can now play games with friends inside of Snapchat

Snapchat just made its gaming platform official.
The company unveiled its long-rumored gaming feature, Snap Games, at its Partner Summit event in Los Angeles. There are six games starting to roll out to the app now, including 
One of the gam…

April 4, 2019

Snap expands its short-form original series lineup with 10 new shows

It was only last October that Snap entered the short-form, scripted-video space with the launch of Originals, a collection of titles created from the ground up with smartphones in mind. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, at the Snap Partner…

April 4, 2019

Snapchat Stories are coming to Tinder

Tinder ditched its Moments feature in 2015, but that doesn’t mean the popular dating app is done with giving users access to ephemeral (aka disappearing) content. Later this year, those of you on Tinder can start posting Snapchat Stories directly to…

April 4, 2019

Snapchat Stories will soon be available on Tinder, Houseparty, other apps

More than two years after Facebook started copying Snapchat’s Stories feature, Snap has a new plan to get its Stories in more places.
The company is bringing its Stories to third-party apps like Tinder and Houseparty as it deepens its relationshi…

April 4, 2019

Snapchat ‘Landmarkers’ bring the Eiffel Tower to life in AR

Snap is kicking off its Partner Summit in Los Angeles with a few announcements about the feature that makes Snapchat tick: augmented reality Lenses. For starters, Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own AR filters, is getting a new fea…

April 4, 2019

Snapchat’s redesigned camera can ‘scan’ for GIFs and help you with math homework

Snapchat’s camera is about to get a lot smarter.
The company unveiled new search features for its in-app camera, including the ability to search for GIFs and solve math equations. The new features were announced today at the company’s first Partner S…

April 4, 2019

Snapchat launches Scan, its AR utility platform

Point and shoot? No, point and interact. Snapchat can now help with your homework. The app’s camera is becoming the foundation of an augmented reality developer platform known as “Scan”. Snap today announced partnerships with Photomath to add the ability to solve math problems, and Giphy for detecting objects which then spawn related GIFs on […]

April 4, 2019

Lyft Is Luring Investors, Just Not the Kind It Wants

Lyft’s I.P.O. was a test of investor appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable tech companies. Short-sellers are betting that appetite will fade.