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Cloud
Snapchat and Ticketmaster announce new media innovation
February 2022
Snapchat and Ticketmaster have announced a partnership that is set to change the ways of event commerce and media.
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Music
Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
September 2019
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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Snapchat
Reggie the Snapchatting dog: Who needs thumbs when you’ve got paws?
July 2017
With Snap-glasses Reggie is the first ever dog to run his own Snapchat account...
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Snapchat
Snap maps or Snap stalk? New Zealand police raise concern over the app’s new feature
June 2017
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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Drones
Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
May 2017
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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Social Media
Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
May 2017
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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Cloud
Facebook continues the Snapchat cloning process with "Messenger Day" update
March 2017
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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Cisco
How does the Snapchat IPO make any sense?
March 2017
IMD Professor Mike Wade talks about tech’s latest public offering, asking, does this make any sense?
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Cloud
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
December 2016
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
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Privacy
Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
October 2016
“If you think instant messaging services are private, you are in for a big surprise."
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IOT
Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up
October 2016
Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September, involving Google and Snapchat.
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Cloud
Snapchat gets a new name and unveils some fancy sunglasses
September 2016
“It has been five years since Bobby and I started working on Picaboo, the little app that became Snapchat."
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Instagram
Uh oh Instagram, what have you gone and done?
August 2016
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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Social Media
Snapchat's about to help you keep your "Memories"
July 2016
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.
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SOTW
Mish.guru: Your Snapchat business dashboard
March 2016
Mish.guru provides basic information that is absolutely critical to any business running a social media campaign. You can easily see how many followers you have, how many people have viewed your story and snaps
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Android
The apps sucking the life out of your phone
October 2015
The latest report from AVG Technologies reveals what the top apps are for draining battery life on Android devices.
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Facebook
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
July 2015
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
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Gaming
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
January 2015
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
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Mastercard
Snapchat jumps in to the peer-to-peer payment ring
November 2014
Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a feature that allows uses to quickly message money to each other.
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Cloud
Yahoo gets serious about mobile messaging apps
October 2014
Snapchat, MessageMe, and Blink investments signal Yahoo’s commitment to messaging
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Symantec
Hacked Snapchat accounts use native chat feature to spread diet pill spam
October 2014
A number of Snapchat users have reported receiving chat messages and photos from their friends promoting diet pill spam.
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Apple
The apps I can't live without...
September 2014
I don’t like clutter and I’m constantly deleting things off my iPhone that I don’t need...
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Apple
App of the week: Bolt
August 2014
<span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Instagram has released their answer to Snapchat – Bolt.
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Gartner
Why leaked sleazy Snapchat emails should matter...
June 2014
Process the tentacles of this issue for a minute longer, and the recognition that what you’ve created and shared, regardless of application used, lives on.