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

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

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…

Facebook Tried To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion [Report]

Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3 billion (or more) acquisition by Facebook. The private messaging company must really think it’s on to something special. Facebook must think so too. That’s three times what it paid for Instagram. This piece of…

Is Facebook Losing Teens?

The kids aren’t digging Facebook as much as they used to be. That’s the message that has been coming through the blogosphere, and finally, even kind of admitted by Facebook itself. Do you think Facebook is at risk of losing…

With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private

Twitter is reportedly considering expanding its private messaging offerings. Earlier this week, the company started rolling out a new feature that lets users receive direct messages from users they don’t follow. Historically, the feature has only worked when a user…

Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police, But It’s a Rare Occurrence

If you’re unaware that pretty much everything you do online is probably being tracked by someone, and all of the companies that house the content that you upload, post, tweet, and send on a daily basis routinely give it up…

Jim Cramer Suggests Snapchat Could Be Used for Insider Trading

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app that’s gaining quite the following, has been accused of facilitating some risque communications. When it first launched, it quickly garnered the reputation as being a “sexting” app for teens. You see, Snapchat allows users to…

Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version That Doesn’t Allow the Sending of Messages

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is unveiling a new version of its service designed for all the youngsters out there – those under the age of 13. It’s called “SnapKidz,” and it comes along with a new iOS update. Basically, it…

Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily

Are you snapping ephemeral photos with the Snapchat app? If not, you may be quickly becoming the minority. Apparently, Snapchat is processing more photos daily than Instagram. And not just more – nearly four times as many. The figure was…