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Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash

Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash

By Chris Crum November 17, 2014

Snapchat has partnered up with Square to offer a new payment product called Snapcash. As you’d imagine, it’s a way to pay people using Snapchat. When people think of Square, they no doubt think about the card readers often used …

Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute

While everyone was at least trying to watch Apple’s big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcement Tuesday afternoon, Snapchat dropped the news that the company had settled a lawsuit pertaining to the ownership of the loftily-valued ephemeral messaging app. Literally, …

Snapchat's Valuation 'Not Absurd' Says Twitter CEO Snapchat's Valuation 'Not Absurd' Says Twitter CEO

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 …

Snapchat Said To Be Adding Content And Ad Business Snapchat Said To Be Adding Content And Ad Business

Snapchat is said to be readying a new content and advertising business under the banner Snapchat Discovery. This would provide users with news and advertisements that, like the messages Snapchat has built a name for itself upon, disappear after viewing. …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. …

Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion

Snapchat has been reported as the fastest-growing social app. It’s inspired an absolutely pointless ripoff from a huge international company. It’s so popular among teens that it’s making them lose their frickin’ minds. But is it really worth $10 billion? …

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 …