Tagged with: Snapchat

Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ Lets You Add Photos to a Growing Collection

Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ Lets You Add Photos to a Growing Collection

Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with your friends anymore. A new feature called "Our Story" has begun rolling out to all users today, which lets you create and view public collections of photos and videos captured at the same live event  — say a concert or sports game — even with people who aren't ...

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in the fast-growing ephemeral message service Snapchat Inc. at a valuation of close to $10 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.Snapchat, which has talked to several potential investors in recent months, is in the process of raising a large investment ...

WSJ: ‘Snapchat Discovery’ Will Snap Ads, News and Video from Media Brands

WSJ: ‘Snapchat Discovery’ Will Snap Ads, News and Video from Media Brands

Snapchat has earned the favor of the coveted teen demographic, but can it turn engagement into money? The Wall Street Journal reports that the startup is in talks to launch Snapchat Discovery, a service that would partner with media companies and brands to serve video content and ads. Sources told the paper that Snapchat is ...

Windows Phone Doesn’t Have Snapchat, But Now it Has WindUp

Windows Phone Doesn’t Have Snapchat, But Now it Has WindUp

There's no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone right now, but don't worry -- Microsoft is offering an equivalent that might do in a pinch. The new WindUp app covers very similar ground, letting you send media and messages that disappear after a set amount of time; you're supposed to "wind up" your friends by giving them ...

Snapchat is in Funding Talks With a Valuation Around $10 Billion

Snapchat is in Funding Talks With a Valuation Around $10 Billion

Snapchat is reportedly in talks with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba for a financing round that would value the company at a whopping $10 billion, according to a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources. At this point, nothing should shock the public about messaging APP valuations. With WhatsApp going to Facebook for ...

Snapchat May Soon Be Getting Into the Mobile Payments Business

Snapchat May Soon Be Getting Into the Mobile Payments Business

Snappay? Snapchat may try to monetize by processing peer-to-peer payments, money transfers, or online payments, according to two trademarks it filed earlier this week. Owned by Snapchat and filed on July 11th by an attorney at Cooley, which is known to be Snapchat’s law firm, the trademarks could keep anyone else from ...

Slingshot May Be a Snapchat Clone, But It May Do Engagement Better

Slingshot May Be a Snapchat Clone, But It May Do Engagement Better

It’s a smartphone app that sends photos and videos that self-destruct after they’re viewed. It lets you personalize these ephemeral messages with your own little doodles. And it goes by a one-word name that begins with an “S” and ends with a “T.” Any guesses? No, it’s not Snapchat. It’s Slingshot, the new ...

Facebook Officially Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

Facebook Officially Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

Facebook is trying once again to catch Snapchat's wave. The social-networking behemoth is launching on Tuesday a new app called Slingshot that allows people to share short-lived photos and videos with one another. This concept, which caught fire through competitors like Snapchat, encourages people to share less carefully ...

Facebook Launches ‘Slingshot,’ Its Latest Alternative to Snapchat (Update: NOPE!)

Facebook Launches ‘Slingshot,’ Its Latest Alternative to Snapchat (Update: NOPE!)

Facebook has been promising that it would “shatter itself into pieces” in order to better compete on mobile by breaking up the main Facebook app into mini-apps focused on specific features. On Monday, it made good on these previously stated intentions with a new photo and video-sharing app called Slingshot, now ...

Rumor: Facebook is Building a Snapchat Competitor

Rumor: Facebook is Building a Snapchat Competitor

Facebook is taking Snapchat very seriously after its failed attempt to purchase the video and picture messaging app for $3 billion last year. Mark Zuckerberg is personally supervising an internal effort to build a competing "ephemeral messaging" app, according to a new report from the Financial Times. Details are slim on ...