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The cast of 'Silicon Valley' is totally divided on Snapchat

The cast of 'Silicon Valley' is totally divided on Snapchat It's the eternal question of the social-media age, and the cast of HBO's Silicon Valley is wrestling with it just like the rest of us.Just as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to copy Evan Spiegel's Snapchat into oblivion, the cast of HBO's Silicon Valley has some complicated thoughts on the two social messaging platforms.

Snapchat's finally offering more location data to advertisers

Snapchat's finally offering more location data to advertisers That's jargon for Snapchat's pitch to help retailers get more products off their shelves and prove to them that ads on Snap helped create the magic behind those sales.The feature, released out of beta, is called "Snap to Store.

Instagram is absolutely crushing Snapchat and there's no end in sight

Instagram is absolutely crushing Snapchat and there's no end in sight Now Instagram's just rubbing it in.Put another way: In 2017 alone Instagram has added nearly as many daily active users to Stories as Snapchat added to its whole platform in 2016.

Instagram Stories overtakes Snapchat in active users, celebrates with stickers

Instagram Stories overtakes Snapchat in active users, celebrates with stickers The news of Stories’ success is not necessarily surprising, but it is impressive, considering Snapchat claimed around 150 million users when it filed for its initial public offering in February.Now selfies can be made into stickers, for example, and decorated with different frame styles.

#UninstallSnapchat is taking off in India after an allegedly terrible comment from Snap's CEO

#UninstallSnapchat is taking off in India after an allegedly terrible comment from Snap's CEO “This app is only for rich people,” Spiegel allegedly said at the time, during discussions about Snapchat's overseas growth.Pompliano, who spent three weeks with the company, was hired to work on Snapchat's growth, and he alleges that Spiegel dismissed "poor countries" when discussing Snapchat's growth in related markets.

No, Instagram didn't just kill Instagram

No, Instagram didn't just kill Instagram Many tweeted things like, "RIP Snap," "Is Snapchat already dead?First, it’s worth noting that Instagram Stories is not its own app.

Snapchat's new world lenses are its biggest push into augmented reality

Snapchat's new world lenses are its biggest push into augmented reality The big change is that these lenses (and the images in them) move and change as you move, making them slightly interactive.It mimicked Snapchat's signature Stories feature, starting with Instagram Stories in August 2016.

Pornhub's new app creates 'SFW' naked selfies you can share with everyone

Pornhub's new app creates 'SFW' naked selfies you can share with everyone Finally there's a way to share your naked selfies with your friends and family in a SFW way.Selections for dudes include the charming "Trouser Snake," "Hand Solo" (for all the Star Wars fans), and the Trump-inspired "Big Wig.

Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat

Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat Mark Zuckerberg cares about a few things: his family (including his dog Beast), live video and VR, and destroying Snapchat.The 32-year-old billionaire CEO made that clear in his keynote during Facebook's annual F8 developers conference.

Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments

Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments Australian supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr is a seperate person from her fiancee, Snap Inc.CEO Evan Spiegel.

Haunting is the new ghosting is the new...you know what? We gotta stop this.

Haunting is the new ghosting is the new...you know what? We gotta stop this. As with actual ghosts, they usually appear out of nowhere — often they don't even follow you officially.And seeing that notification pop up on your phone gives you a fright — or, worse, brings up all the bad feelings you've tried to leave behind.

Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

Get ready for augmented reality *everything* For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world.At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses.

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more After Microsoft's acquisition of Wunderlist, it comes as no surprise that the company will shut down Wunderlist and replace it with its own app, To-Do.To-Do is from the team behind Wunderlist, built to better integrate with Office and Outlook.

An exclusive look at Snapchat's newest Discover publisher, The New York Times

An exclusive look at Snapchat's newest Discover publisher, The New York Times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover.On Snapchat, users can find The New York Times, alongside Mashable, SELF and Entertainment Weekly and a growing list of other publishers on Discover.

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation That's Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app).After Snapchat created a Live Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

'Promposals' get even more out of control with custom Snapchat geofilters

'Promposals' get even more out of control with custom Snapchat geofilters But teens are now taking their elaborate, OTT promposals into the realm of Snapchat.He believes that Snapchat geofilters are the next big promposal trend.

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos Futuresource Consulting has announced the publication of the Consumer Photo Sharing Report.The consumer study carried out in multiple countries investigated the way consumers take, share and print photos.

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Custom geofilters are the must-have party accessory for the Snapchat generation and, now, talented designers are setting up businesses to quench people's thirst for bespoke filters.The site also allows people to upload their own designs, which go through a strict approval system by the Snapchat's geofilter team.

Snapchat has made it easier to avoid those shameful white borders

Snapchat has made it easier to avoid those shameful white borders Those ugly white borders on Snapchat Stories may soon be a thing of the past.A recent update made a small but significant change to how photos uploaded to Stories from Snapchat's Memories will appear: they'll no longer have that hideous white border.

Snapchat's pitch to media: We'll make fickle millennials your loyal fans

Snapchat's pitch to media: We'll make fickle millennials your loyal fans New data shows that Snapchat's claims could be true, though the situation opens up a traditionally thorny issue for marketers around causation and correlation.Channels without a Snapchat saw a 5 percent decline in "reach" — which is something like average monthly viewers.