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Darabase to launch groundbreaking AR advertising platform
Wed, 8th Nov 2023
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apple
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physical security
Darabase targets a revolutionary stride in AR advertising with a platform to transform physical properties into AR adverts.
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New measures introduced to Snapchat to safeguard teens
Fri, 8th Sep 2023
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compliance
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cybersecurity
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Snap has announced a new package of safeguards to further protect 13-17 year old Snapchatters from potential online risks.
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New research highlights digital advertising insights
Thu, 19th Jan 2023
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social media
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snap
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facebook
Snapchat sees unexpected growth in ad portal visits, while Pinterest sees a decline, according to Similarweb's market update for Dec 2022.
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Reddit bolsters exec team with new VPs
Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
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amazon
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snap
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google
Reddit announces the appointment of three new VPs to executive leadership, while promoting two existing team members. #leadershipchanges #Reddit.
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Fast Company names #1 most innovative company in video
Tue, 19th Apr 2022
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video
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digital entertainment
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Jellysmack, a global creator company, has been named in Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2022.
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Snapchat and Ticketmaster announce new media innovation
Thu, 17th Feb 2022
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market
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Snapchat and Ticketmaster have announced a partnership that is set to change the ways of event commerce and media.
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Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
Wed, 18th Sep 2019
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digital music
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spotify
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snap
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
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Fitbit and Snap think you want emojis on your fitness trackers
Mon, 8th Apr 2019
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fitbit
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snap
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Fitbit and Snap have launched a Bitmoji app for Fitbit smartwatches, adding avatars to depict users' health and fitness progress.
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BT’s automation platform aims to help customers embrace SD-WAN
Mon, 10th Sep 2018
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network management
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network infrastructure
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devops
BT unveils new SNAP tech, boosting innovation with SD-WAN and NFV for dynamic digital transformation.
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Is social media now almost impossible to monetise unless you’re an industry giant?
Wed, 11th Oct 2017
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instagram
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social media
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facebook
MarketLine asks whether a social media business model based on building popularity before monetisation is fundamentally flawed.
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2degrees' chief fixed officer - Snap owner Mark Petrie - moves on
Wed, 16th Aug 2017
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snap
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telco
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2degrees
2degrees' chief fixed officer, Mark Petrie, will leave the telecommunications company later this year after overseeing the integration with Snap.
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2degrees names Chorus the primary provider of national backhaul
Thu, 10th Aug 2017
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chorus
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snap
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telco
2degrees and Chorus will commission the new 100Gb/s capacity during August. 2degrees is Chorus’ first national 100Gb/s customer.
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Reggie the Snapchatting dog: Who needs thumbs when you’ve got paws?
Mon, 17th Jul 2017
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cloud services
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hyperscale
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public cloud
Meet Reggie: No-Thumb Wonder Dog who pilots planes and now snaps his colourful life, teaching us potent insights into a canine's world view.
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Snap maps or Snap stalk? New Zealand police raise concern over the app’s new feature
Tue, 27th Jun 2017
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apps
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snap
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maps
In an update last week Snapchat introduced a map feature that allows users track other people’s locations in real time.
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Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
Mon, 29th May 2017
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cloud services
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social media
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
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Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
Thu, 11th May 2017
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cloud services
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creative technologies
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vr
The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.
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Facebook continues the Snapchat cloning process with 'Messenger Day' update
Fri, 10th Mar 2017
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facebook
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messenger
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snap
If it wasn’t for the distinct lightning bolt icon on your phone, you’d almost mistake the new version of Facebook Messenger for a Snapchat clone.
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How does the Snapchat IPO make any sense?
Fri, 3rd Mar 2017
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cisco
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snap
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Snap Inc's $24B valuation defies the norm as shares debut, challenging tech IPO conventions with a trendy yet financially unproven business.
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Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
Tue, 6th Dec 2016
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snap
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cios
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proofpoint
Business email compromise (BEC) is set to continue evolving and causing big losses in 2017, cyber security firm Proofpoint has predicted.
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Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
Tue, 25th Oct 2016
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voip
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contact centre
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snap
Snapchat and Skype amongst apps not protecting user privacy, according to Amnesty International. Only 3 of 11 tech firms provide end-to-end encryption.
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Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up
Mon, 10th Oct 2016
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iot
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google
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snap
Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September, involving Google and Snapchat.
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Snapchat gets a new name and unveils some fancy sunglasses
Tue, 27th Sep 2016
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bluetooth
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snap
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Snapchat rebrands as Snap Inc. and announces new product, Spectacles - sunglasses with an integrated video camera.
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Uh oh Instagram, what have you gone and done?
Wed, 3rd Aug 2016
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instagram
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snap
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mobile apps
The new feature allows users to share every moment with photos and videos all appearing in a slideshow format. Hmm, feels a little like déjà vu​..
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Snapchat's about to help you keep your 'Memories'
Fri, 8th Jul 2016
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social media
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snap
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mobile apps
Snapchat isn't about the disposable, blink-and-you-miss-it photos anymore. Saving photos, creating Memories and Stories are all part of its evolution.