Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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It’s quite possible that Snapchat could do the same for L.A. Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIf you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora.

Facebook Sending Message to Snapchat

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Facebook has launched an unfriendly feud by aping the features of social media upstart Snapchat

Snapchat Lets Users Take Photos, Get Products Via Amazon

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Venice, California-based Snap has rolled out a new integration deal with Amazon , saying on Monday that it has added a new feature which lets users takes photos of physical products or barcodes, and automatically have those products ordered from the Snapchat camera. According to Snapchat, the new feature lets users point there camera at a product or barcode, and a link to that product--or similar ones--from Amazon will appear on their phone.

MomentFeed Links With Snapchat

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Los Angeles-based MomentFeed , which develops social marketing software to help multi-location, retail brands better manage the information about their local stores, has linked up with Snapchat's partner program, according to the company. Snapchat said that MomentFeed is now one a number of "Snapchat Partners", which lets MomomentFeed's customers execute targeted, location-based paid advertising campaigns using Snap Ads and Geofilters.

Report: Snapchat's Millennial Users Hate Redesign

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A new report this morning says that a new survey of users of Venice, California-based Snap 's social networking app, Snapchat , finds opinion of the brand has dropped significantly due to its redesign. The report says the opinions of 18- to 34-year old users of Snapchat dropped 73 percent following the redesign, based on data from YouGov. mobile redesign millenial snapchat

Snapchat Hit By Spam Attack

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Snapchat , the hot Venice-based startup which lets users send self-destructing photos to each other, has been hit by a spam attack, the firm said this morning. Snapchat said that it believes an individual created multiple accounts and sent snaps to Snapchatters with public accounts.

Report: Snapchat Raising $100M

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Venice-based photo messaging service Snapchat is reportedly raising $100M in funding, at a valuation of half a billion dollars, according to a report Friday. snapchat venture capital rumor valuation photo messaging mobile

Snapchat: 35 Employees, Great Place To Work

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Venice-based social networking app developer Snapchat looks to be on the prowl for employees, based on a new recruiting video released onto YouTube by the company Wednesday morning. In the video, Snapchat''s employees -- of which there are 35 -- talk about working at Snapchat and in Venice.

Snapchat Sued Over Obscene Snapchat Discover Links

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Venice-based Snapchat has been sued in a class action lawsuit , over what the lawsuit says are obscene news stories published via Snapchat Discover. The lawsuit alleges "willful and intentional violations" of the Communications Decency Act by Snapchat in linking to media partners such as Buzzfeed, Vice, and MTV. snapchat lawsuit legal discovery obscenity geragos buzzfeed clickbait

Snapchat Parts Ways With COO

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In what has been a constant, Snapchat -all-the-time news week, the Venice, California-based messaging company has apparently cut loose its COO , Emily White, as CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel has decided to take a more hand-on role at the company. White had only joined Snapchat in 2013, having formerly been Instagram''s Director of Business Operations. snapchat executive emily white evan spiegel instant messaging

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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Thus begins Snapchat and why you don’t get it. Snapchat will be used for both like the Internet (and TV) are. I just need to break you of the idea that Snapchat is for one thing – it is not. You can follow me on Snapchat here or by searching in the app for msuster.

Report: More Than 50,000 Snapchat Users Phished

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The identities and credentials for more than 50,000 Snapchat users have been stolen and posted to the Internet, after a massive phishing attack on Snapchat's users, according to a report. snapchat phishing phish email cybersecurity security

How Snapchat Is Taking a Crack at Stopping Fake News

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Now Snapchat has stepped into the fray with its own solution. The New Snapchat. Will the new Snapchat actually cut down in the divisive problem of fake news? Social Media algorithm Facebook Fake News news feed snapchat

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Snapchat Sued By Ex Employee

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the parent company of Snapchat , has filed lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that he was fired for refusing to tell lies to potential IPO investors. The lawsuit, filed by Anthony Pompliano, claims that Snapchat used false statistics on user numbers to recruit Pompliano from Facebook, and that Snapchat has since made it difficult for him to find a new job. snapchat legal lawsuit merger acquisition anthony pompliano court facebook

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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Los Angeles-based Snapchat has acquired emoji software developer Bitstrips , in a deal worth around $100M in cash and stock, according to a report this morning. cartoon emoji animation software acquisition merger snapchat bitmoji

Silicon Beach Report July 23: Snapchat Shutters SnapCash

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Snapchat shutters SnapCash; Overwatch gets Nerf prototype; another SpaceX satellite launches

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Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

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And Snapchat has changed the game and in ways that I think the community doesn’t even quite understand yet. (If If you’re not a Snapchat user and want a taste of what I do there check out: Snapstorms.com where I save the videos permanently.) But here is what I’ve learned about Snapchat.

Snapchat Planning First Ads

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Venice, California-based messaging app developer Snapchat is planning to roll out its first advertising effort soon, according to CEO Evan Spiegel, who said this week at the Vanity Fair New Establishment summit. snapchat advertising message instant disappearing social mobile smartphone evan spiegel

Snapchat Theme Drives New Playboy Issue

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In a bid for a new generation of readers, Playboy , the men's magazine best known for its long history of nude photo pictorials of women, has launched a new "non-nude" era of the publication, with a Snapchat-like front cover.

Snapchat Raises $485.6M In New Funding

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Venice, California-based Snapchat has raised an enormous, $485.6M The funding appears to be linked to an earlier reported funding effort by the company this year, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which reportedly values Snapchat at over $10 billion. snapchat venture capital investment kpcb social messaging instant kleiner funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the company on New Year''s Eve.

Snapchat Eyes IPO

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Venice-based Snapchat , the high flying, high profile startup led by Evan Spiegel, is planning an IPO, according to Spiegel, who talked about the company's IPO plans at a conference on Tuesday. The plans for an IPO are not a surprise, given the ultra high valuation that Snapchat has been getting in its latest private funding rounds. snapchat merger acquisition evan spiegel

Report Calls Snapchat Spectacles A Failure

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A report, published over the weekend by TechCrunch, calls Snapchat Spectacles a failure , pointing out only 0.08% of Snapchat's users have purchased the camera sunglasses. snapchat spectacles snap business camera sunglasses failure consumer products glasses social mediaThe coverage follows a report last week from The Information, which says that Snap's Spectacles have been piling up at warehouses , with "hundreds of thousands of unsold units". READ MORE>>.

Snapchat To Shut Down P2P Payment Feature, Snapcash

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Snapchat had launched the peer-to-peer payment service in conjunction with Square back in 2014. Snapchat's main adopters of Snapcash appear to be adult performers using the service to pay for erotic content. snapchat snapcash peer payment fintech financialVenice-based Snap is shutting down the Snapcash payment feature of Snapcash , which had offered up peer-to-peer payments on its network. The feature will be shut down on August 30th.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

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Venice-based Snapchat has confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji, the developer of software which lets people create their own, personalized "emoji", which they can insert into Snapchat. The company--which announced the deal via a comic strip on Tuesday--said Bitmoji's team has joined Snapchat as part of the deal. Snapchat reported paid around $100M for Bitmoji's parent company, Bitstrips. merger bitmoji snapchat acquisition comic strip emoji software

Snapchat Rolls Out Security Updates

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Venice-based instant photo messaging service Snapchat has released an update to the company''s software for both Android and iOS, in response to the major security breach over the holidays resulting from the abuse of its "Find Friends" feature.

Snapchat In Major Security Breach

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Venice-based social photo messaging service Snapchat had a major security breach over the holidays, when at least 4.6 Snapchat has not yet responded to the reports on the leaked data. snapchat social mobile startup instant photo messaging security

Snapchat Names SVP Finance

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Los Angeles-based Snapchat has hired Drew Vollero as SVP of Finance, and acting Chief Financial Officer, the company said this week. snapchat finance drew vollero mattellVollero was former at Mattell, and also has served at Taco Bell, Yum! Brands, and ZS Associates. Vollero was most recently SVP Corporate Strategy, Development, and Investor Relations at Mattel, where he had been for 15 years; he lives in Orange County. READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Raises $13.5M

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Venice Beach-based Snapchat , the developer of a popular mobile application which lets users take "self destructing" mobile photos of themselves that they can send to friends, has raised $13.5M Snapchat develops a somewhat controversial application popular for "sexting".

Introducing Snapstorms.com. Why, oh, why Snapchat?

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For the past few months I’ve been doing nearly daily “Snapstorms” or short videos with startup advice released on Snapchat. Among the most comical things to me in the past few years is just how much it annoys some people that I use Snapchat. Snapchat is faster and easier.

Snapchat Announces $60M Funding

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Los Angeles-based Snapchat has officially announced its Series B funding, raising $60M in a round led by Institutional Venture Partners. Snapchat said the funding will go towards building a bigger engineering team, and also to "figure out how to pay our server bills."

Snapchat's Latest Product: Playing Cards?

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In what might be the most unusual product to come out of Venice-based Snapchat , the company appears to have issued its own line of playing cards to inspire people to post Snaps of themselves on the service. Snapchat's official Twitter account tweeted out a link to the Official Snapchat Playing Cards , sold by Snapchat Inc., game drinking social cards playing snapchat snapkings kings alcohol

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 1: Snapchat Launches Speech Recognition

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Snapchat’s new lenses will respond to spoken cues; Pluto TV links with Vizio; scooters moratorium proposed in L.A.

Report: Snapchat Buys Cimagine Media

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the parent company of Snapchat, has reportedly acquired Israeli startup Cimagine Media. snapchat cimagine media israel israeli merger acquisition augmented realityVenice-based Snap, Inc. , The deal is reportedly worth between $30M and $40M. Cimaging Media develops augmented reality technology. The acquisition was first reported by a local Israeli financial daily. Cimagine was founded in 2012. READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Eyes News, Advertising

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Venice-based Snapchat has plans to add news articles, advertisements, TV, and movie clips to the service, according to reports this week, in a new service called Snapchat Discovery. The new service, which is expected to debut in November, would be the first attempt by Snapchat to convert the popularity of its disappearing photo messaging service into actual revenues. snapchat news advertising photo messaging disappearing social

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Snapchat Retreats From Original Content

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Venice-based Snapchat has shut down its original content efforts, and laid off around 15 people who were working on the Snap Channel, according to Deadline. Snapchat had launched its original content efforts in January, to develop its own original content and music for the service. snapchat original content layoff hollywood snapchannel social