EghtesadOnline: Alphabet Inc.’s Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat’s Discover service, according to a person familiar with the matter.
EghtesadOnline: Instagram’s copying was already a serious threat to Snap Inc. Now Facebook Inc.’s photo-sharing application is adding another signature Snapchat feature: the ability for people to digitally add animal ears and flower crowns to their selfies.
EghtesadOnline: On Cinco de Mayo, millions of Snapchat users willingly turned their selfies into an ad for Taco Bell. The app’s augmented-reality camera filter, known on the service as a Lens, let them see their heads in the shape of a giant, wobbling hardshell taco, with lettuce and tomato poking out and the fast-food chain’s logo in the corner of the shot. In the one day it was available, the filter racked up about 224 million views.
EghtesadOnline: Snap Inc., the maker of mobile messaging service Snapchat, unveiled a way for users to submit video and photos to stories that can be searched and seen by a wider audience.
EghtesadOnline: Facebook Inc. is making a dramatic change to the social network's mobile application, letting people post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
EghtesadOnline: With the release of a new video app called Clips, Apple Inc is inching one step closer to fully engaging in the messaging world, where its huge base of iPhone users could help it compete with Snap Inc's Snapchat and Facebook Inc's Messenger.
EghtesadOnline: Snap Inc stock rose on Monday after the Snapchat owner received its first "buy" rating from a Wall Street analyst following a $3.4 billion public listing this month that raised the eyebrows of many on Wall Street.
EghtesadOnline: Twitter Inc posted the slowest revenue growth since it went public four years ago, sending shares down more than 10 percent on Thursday on fears that rivals Snapchat and Facebook Inc were winning the war for advertising.
EghtesadOnline: Newspapers and other media outlets are struggling to make money from their partnerships with tech giants like Facebook and Snapchat, raising concerns over their business models in a news landscape increasingly dominated by social media platforms.
EghtesadOnline: Snap Inc. is hoping to convince public market investors it’s worth upwards of $20 billion by stressing how important its app is to users’ daily lives.