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Snapchat

  • 8 ways you can leverage Snapchat to boost your brand [infographic]

    Snapchat is a formidable and ever-growing social network, but it remains a fairly misunderstood one for brands and companies. Hell, even individuals who are new to the platform are often bewildered by the odd UI and strange layout. But while it might seem daunting, with its over 100-million users, Snapchat is a platform that can be used to great effect for your personal and company's brand. Related: Snapchat’s now more popular than Twitter, according to report While Snapchat Discover plays host to a rather select and elite set of companies willing to pay huge fees for space (and in some cases, receive...

  • Snapchat acquires 3D photo app Seene, expect 3D selfies

    Snapchat is growing at a stellar rate, having surpassed Twitter in user numbers according to a new report, for one. Now, TechCrunch reports that Snapchat has stealthily bought 3D photo startup Seene. Seene's work involves capturing 3D models with a simple smartphone camera - no specialised hardware needed at all. This approach is a different one to the likes of Microsoft's Kinect and Google's Project Tango, which requires infrared cameras and/or multiple cameras. What does Seene do? In fact, Seene has an Android and iOS app out for a while now (the former chalking up between 100 000 and 500 000 downloads), giving users the ability to create 3D selfies, 3D...

  • Snapchat’s now more popular than Twitter, according to report

    Well, that didn't take long. After bursting onto the scene in 2011, Evan Spiegel's Snapchat has been steadily growing in stature as a social and messaging platform. In a new report, Bloomberg's "people familiar with the matter" have revealed that 150-million people now use Snapchat daily, which the publication indicates eclipses Twitter. Twitter, in comparison, has "less than 140 million users interacting with the service daily, according to an average of analysts’ estimates surveyed by Bloomberg," suggested the report. "Estimates" is the key word there, but we do know at least know Twitter has a baseline 310-million monthly users. In an apples vs....