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Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

By Josh Wolford August 27, 2014

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear …

Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Clone, Goes Global Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Clone, Goes Global

Facebook’s second attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the ephemeral message (after the first one, Poke, failed), Slingshot, is now available internationally. “Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited …

Slingshot's Pixellation Makes Messaging, uh, Fun? Slingshot's Pixellation Makes Messaging, uh, Fun?

For those of you who love Snapchat but really wish it made it just a little bit tougher to receive messages, Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot – the one they accidentally pushed out last week and then …

‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital ‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital

Police in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia have had to issue an official drug warning over a new amphetamine pill that bears the Snapchat logo and is sending people to the hospital. The drug, street named Snapchat due to the Snapchat …

Facebook's Slingshot App Appears In App Store Facebook's Slingshot App Appears In App Store

Update: Well, that was quick. They’ve already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it’s not quite ready for primetime. The company told The Verge they “accidentally” released a version of the app, but that they’re still working …

Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Snapchat must be all hot and bothered right now. Continuing on the trend of apps turning to ephemeral messaging, dating app Tinder is about to debut a brand new feature called …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

Facebook Reportedly Building New Snapchat Competitor Facebook Reportedly Building New Snapchat Competitor

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat …

Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Anecdote Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Anecdote

What’s so terrifying that it’ll make high-school students panic like they’re seven and someone just took away their recess? Apparently, it’s not a giant zit on prom night or the revelation of a secret burn book. It appears that the …

Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

Over the past two years, mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat have become some of the most popular mobile apps around. Signs are even appearing that the messaging app segment may be taking the place of traditional social …

Snapchat Updates App, Says It's Sorry Snapchat Updates App, Says It's Sorry

Snapchat announced that it has finally released an update for its Android and iOS apps, which enables users to opt out of linking their phone numbers with their user names. The news comes roughly a week after a massive security …

SnapChat Security Breach Leaks Phone Numbers

If you are a SnapChat user, be aware that a recent security breach could make you vulnerable to identity theft or at the very least, cause your passwords, usernames and phone numbers to be leaked. SnapChat hasn’t said much about …

Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App
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As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog …

Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing

Instagram announced the launch of a new private photo sharing feature called Instagram Direct. It operates pretty much like the Instagram experience that people are used to, but lets users share photos with specific recipients. “From how you capture photos …

Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO

As ephemeral messaging app Snapchat fends off offers from major social networking players, the company has just made a pretty significant hire. According to All Things D, Snapchat has poached former Facebook director and Instagram business head Emily White to …

Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens
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When Facebook released its quarterly earnings report a few weeks ago, CFO David Ebersman brought up a decrease in young teen engagement during the conference call. “I want to say a few words about youth engagement on Facebook,” he said. …

Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End
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Twitter has direct messaging. Facebook has Facebook messenger. Instagram has…no equivalent. If you want to say something to another Instagram user, everyone else is going to see it too. As of right now, Instagram has no private messaging function. That …