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Snapchat wants to help you bust coronavirus myths with a new game

The interactive filter makes you choose between fact or fiction
Tags: Mobile, News, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19


Top Story: Zoho Announces Emergency Subscription Assistance

The coronavirus pandemic is not just causing challenges for public health. Small businesses are struggling too. First some governments requiring many “non-essential” businesses to close their doors. Second many customers are staying away to avoid becoming ill. The result can prove a real challenge to a small business’s bottom line. But don’t worry. Zoho is here to do it’s part to help small businesses survive. The software company is providing a emergency subscription assistance program to assis...
Tags: Sales, Snapchat, Harvey Weinstein, Treasury, Hra, Zoho, Tax Scams, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Steven Mnuchin, COVID, Coronavirus Biz Advice, Truce Software


Comedy Central’s First Snapchat Scripted Show Is an Awkwardly Timed Satire of a Gig Economy Worker

Comedy Central is hitting Snapchat with its first scripted original series: “Get Money,” a mock how-to explaining how to make it in the gig economy. The timing is less than ideal. Numerous “gig economy” workers across sectors have been hard hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, so the humor may fall flat. That […]
Tags: Comedy Central, Snapchat, Hanna Dickinson


New Snapchat Tool Lets You Create AR Ads for Your Business

Snapchat has announced the launch of a web-based Augmented Reality (AR) production tool to allow businesses to create AR lens. The tool, Lens Web Builder, by the photo and video messaging platform is presented to democratize AR advertising production. Snapchat has continued to open opportunities for business to leverage their brand to customers. Where once the lenses were used to superimpose funny glasses on people, make cats and dogs sparkle. Today they are creating opportunities for businesse...
Tags: Sales, Snapchat, Online Marketing, Social Media Social, Small Business News, Lens Web Builder Lens Web Builder


Snapchat’s Biggest Advertiser Is… TikTok

While Snapchat and TikTok compete for the attention of young mobile-first audiences, Snapchat has also been happy to take the upstart streamer's ad dollars. So much so that, according to the ad sales intelligence company MediaRadar, TikTok is the single biggest advertiser on Snapchat. The firm's analysis shows that TikTok's U.S. ad spend quadrupled between...
Tags: Advertising, Snapchat, Publishers & Platforms, MediaRadar TikTok


Instagram uses its power to put Coronavirus tips atop feed

Instagram is embracing its potential as a news source, employing its ubiquity to distribute Coronavirus prevention techniques through a new call-out at the top of its homescreen feed. In some countries, Instagram will show a link to information from the World Health Organization and local health ministries along with a message like this: “Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus: See the latest information from the World Health Organization so you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. — Go t...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, UK, Instagram, Nbc, Washington Post, Government, Tech, Snapchat, World Health Organization, WSJ, Facebook Snapchat, Coronavirus


A Global Pandemic Won’t Stop the Desperate Desire to Go Viral

There’s a lot happening on social media, more than any one person can safely keep up with. Do you need to know about it? At Hall Monitor, we provide you with a digest to help you make up your mind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Hall Monitor


NAMA Digest: Impact of coronavirus on everything related to tech

The World Health Organisation officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, a day before India announced its first fatality due to the virus. The new strand of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on industries — including tech — across the globe, and has resulted in a dip in sales, cancellation of major annual conferences and mandatory/advisory work […] ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, News, India, Snapchat, World Health Organisation, Ola, News Digest, NAMA Digest, Coronavirus


All you need is the Cook Islands

A vacation to the Cook Islands is guaranteed to be heavy on “pinch me” moments. Made up of 15 tiny islands and atolls dotting the South Pacific waters some 2,000 miles northeast of New Zealand, the Cooks has managed to escape crowds, chains, and skyscrapers, causing many to say it feels like Hawaii — 70 years ago. Yes, these islands showcase the kind of beauty that’s absolutely surreal. Yes, with a weekly nonstop flight from LAX you can fall asleep at 30,000 feet and wake up in paradise. Yes,...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Hiking, US, Snapchat, Things To Do, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, States, Tours, Cook Islands, Air New Zealand, All, Aitutaki, Maori


USA Swimming settles with Ariana Kukors Smith in sex abuse lawsuit

USA Swimming has reached an out of court with settlement for World champion Ariana Kukors Smith in her lawsuit against the national governing body for their alleged role in her sexual abuse by her longtime coach Sean Hutchison. The settlement comes 18 months after the U.S. Center for SafeSport banned Hutchison, a former U.S. Olympic and national team coach, from the sport for life, finding he engaged in sexual misconduct Kukors Smith when she was a minor. The SafeSport investigation found that H...
Tags: Usa, News, Congress, California, Washington, Sports, California News, Sport, Rome, Snapchat, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Seattle, Justice Department, Hutchison


All the startups threatened by iOS 14’s new features

Fitness, wallpaper, and lost item-finding startups could have a big new competitor baked into everyone’s iPhones. Leaks of the code from iOS 14 that Apple is expected to reveal in June signal several new features and devices are on the way. Startups could be at risk due to Apple’s ability to integrate these additions at the iOS level, instantly gain an enormous install base and offer them for free or cheap, as long as they boost sales of its main money maker, the iPhone. It’s unclear if all o...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Wearables, Hardware, Developer, Future, Tech, Snapchat, Starbucks


Snap Scraps 2020 Partner Summit in Downtown L.A. Citing Coronavirus Concerns, Will Stream Event Online

Snap canceled its second Snap Partner Summit next month in Los Angeles for Snapchat developers, content creators and advertisers, moving the event instead to an online-only streaming presentation amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our partners and our team, we have decided to shift […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Snapchat, Snap, Coronavirus


Snap Scraps 2020 Partner Summit in Downtown L.A. Citing Coronavirus Concerns, Will Stream Sessions Online

Snap canceled its second Snap Partner Summit next month in Los Angeles for Snapchat developers, content creators and advertisers, moving the event instead to an online-only streaming presentation amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our partners and our team, we have decided to shift […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Snapchat, Snap, Coronavirus


Facebook Stories tests cross-posting to its pet, Instagram

Facebook’s latest colonization of Instagram has begun. Facebook is testing the option to cross-post Stories to Instagram, instead of just vice-versa. Hopefully, that means the two apps will finally sync up the ‘already viewed’ status of cross-posted Stories so we don’t have to watch re-runs any more, as I harped about in January. If fully launched, the cross-posting feature could save social media managers and average users time while letting them maximize the views on the content they cre...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Instagram Facebook, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Facebook Story, Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook for Android, Facebook Stories Instagram Stories, Open Facebook


Fndr has advised Snapchat, Vice Media, and Glossier on their strategy. A pitch deck reveals the firm's brutally honest approach to working with founders.

Former Apple advertising guru James Vincent built consulting firm Fndr over three years using his connections in venture capital and tech. He and his three partners have since worked with Snapchat, Farfetch, Glossier, Vice Media, and Polaroid, among others. The firm's internal pitch deck outlines how it uses intense coaching sessions to help founders define their companies. Fndr has clients spend hours in its "radical safe house" environments — a 1929 Craftsman-style bungalow in Venice Beach, ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Trends, Snapchat, Airbnb, Evan Spiegel, Alan, Polaroid, Brian Chesky, Vincent, Mckinsey, Venice Beach California, TBWA, James Vincent, Mark Penn, Barham


Pitch deck reveals a consulting firm's brutally honest approach to advising companies like Snapchat, Vice Media, and Glossier

Former Apple advertising guru James Vincent built consulting firm Fndr over three years using his connections in venture capital and tech. He and his three partners have since worked with Snapchat, Farfetch, Glossier, Vice Media, and Polaroid, among others. The firm's internal pitch deck outlines how it uses intense coaching sessions to help founders define their companies. Fndr has clients spend hours in its "radical safe house" environments — a 1929 Craftsman-style bungalow in Venice Beach, ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Trends, Snapchat, Airbnb, Evan Spiegel, Alan, Polaroid, Brian Chesky, Vincent, Mckinsey, Venice Beach California, TBWA, James Vincent, Mark Penn, Barham


Inside the whirlwind romance of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and model Miranda Kerr, who are raising 3 kids together while each running their own companies (SNAP)

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel are one of the most influential power couples, each having dominant presences in their respective industries. The Snap CEO and Australian supermodel began dating in 2015, got married in 2017, and had their second child together last October. Here's the story about how the two met and a timeline of their whirlwind romance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr are incredibly influential ind...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Shania Twain, Instagram, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Snapchat, Sergey Brin, Sydney, Venice, Evan Spiegel, Harrison Ford


Twitter CEO’s weak argument why investors shouldn’t fire him

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey might not spend six months a year in Africa, claims the real product development is under the hood, and gives an excuse for deleting Vine before it could become TikTok. Today he tweeted, via Twitter’s investor relations account, a multi-pronged defense of his leadership and the company’s progress. The proclamations come as notorious activist investor Elliott Management prepares to pressure Twitter into a slew of reforms, potentially including replacing Dorsey with a ne...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Drama, Advertising Tech, Dick Costolo, Finance, Africa, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Policy


Leaked memo shows how Snapchat is pitching its Audience Network to extend advertisers' reach and compete with Google and Facebook

Snapchat has been beta-testing the Snap Audience Network with a limited set of brands this quarter. The network was announced at its Partner Summit for content and developer partners last April, and this is the first time that the platform is testing it with advertisers. Business Insider also obtained a memo that Snapchat reps are circulating among agency media buyers running campaigns on behalf of brands to promote its audience network. But advertisers aren't jumping at the opportunity yet, m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, NFL, Trends, Snapchat, Nelson, Business Insider, Martin, Nicole Martin, Snap Audience Network, Melanie Nelson, Brian Meert


Activist hedge fund Elliott Management's attack on Jack Dorsey is the first shot in brutal new reality for tech founder CEOs who have lost their protective halo (TWTR, BOX)

Public investors have long treated founder CEOs of tech companies with a kind of deference not enjoyed by other heads of companies. But the attempt by an activist shareholder to oust Jack Dorsey from his CEO seat at Twitter may indicate that era is coming to an end, business experts told Business Insider. Dorsey is a Silicon Valley icon and was long thought to be the only person who could make Twitter work, but the company's stock price has been flat since he started and the social network has...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Softbank, America, Trends, Tesla, Snapchat, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Tim Westergren


Snapchat’s Speed Filter Protected by Section 230–Lemmon v. Snap

This case involves a fatal crash after the car occupants used Snapchat’s speed filter to record going 123 mph. Snapchat defended the subsequent personal injury lawsuit on Section 230 grounds. The court previously dismissed the case with leave to amend. This time, the court dismisses with prejudice. The central contested issue is whether the claim relates to third-party information. The court says: the Court cannot simply presume that the Speed Filter is “content” because Plaintiffs allege that ...
Tags: Law, Court, Snapchat, DOE, Myspace, Ninth Circuit, Maynard, Plaintiffs, CDA, Lemmon, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Backpage, Snap Inc


Leaked memo: Snapchat is wooing advertisers to use its Audience Network to extend the reach of their ads beyond its platform

Snapchat has been beta-testing the Snap Audience Network with a limited set of brands this quarter. The network was announced at its Partner Summit for content and developer partners last April, and this is the first time that the platform is testing it with advertisers. Business Insider also obtained a memo that Snapchat reps are circulating among agency media buyers running campaigns on behalf of brands to promote its audience network. But advertisers aren't jumping at the opportunity yet, m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Snapchat, Nelson, Business Insider, Martin, Nicole Martin, Snap Audience Network, Melanie Nelson, Brian Meert


The Very Tricky Art Of Making Five-Minute Series Episodes For Snapchat

Quibi has been getting all the press for its plans to make video series expressly to be watched on smartphones. But Snapchat has been doing that for years, creating 95 Snap Originals (as they’re called) so far. It isn’t easy to do; short running times and vertical screens are only the start of the challenges. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Snapchat, Audience, Quibi, 03.02.20


Meet the Hollywood super-networkers working to beat Trump at any price

They raise millions of dollars for Democrats, mingle with the wealthy and celebrities, despise the word ‘elite’ - and they really want to crush Cheeto MussoliniOne evening early last October, a crowd gathered around the deep end of a black-bottom pool in the Hollywood Hills. There were probably 100 people there, most of them balancing plastic cups of pinot noir and platefuls of gouda and prosciutto and thick, artisanal crackers crammed with nuts or dried fruit.Leonardo DiCaprio, in various shade...
Tags: Hollywood, Snapchat, Democrats, Leonardo Dicaprio, Glenn Close, Trump, Trump Administration, Hollywood Hills There, Paris Hilton Ashton Kutcher


From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies. And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life. Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them were Elon Musk.  And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When a tech company reaches a certain level of success, the nam...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, Singapore, Biz, US, NFL


This VC says being a woman meant she saw the value in an early Pinterest investment — even when no other Silicon Valley firm could see it

Investors have been cheering Pinterest, especially since it surpassed Snapchat to become the third-largest social media network in the US.  But the idea-board company wasn't seen as a competitive investment in its early days, according to Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel, who appeared as a guest on Angel, a podcast series hosted by Jason Calacanis to talk about her venture capital experience.  Tavel said her firm at the time, Bessemer Venture Partners, was the only investor to offer a term sheet ...
Tags: Pinterest, US, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Cnbc, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jason Calacanis, Bessemer, Jim Cramer, Tavel, Sarah Tavel, Bessemer Venture Partners Only


Facebook is redesigning Messenger app to prioritize Stories in an attempt to replicate the success of Instagram's killer feature (FB)

Facebook Messenger is getting a design overhaul that is soon rolling out to users, TechCrunch reports. The redesign has two significant changes: the removal of the Discover tab, which houses chatbots from games and brands; and an increased emphasis on Facebook Stories. By prioritizing Stories in the Messenger app, Facebook is likely trying to replicate the success it found after bringing the feature to Instagram. The Stories format itself was borrowed from Snapchat. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Jeff Bezos, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Stories Instagram, Jeff Higgins, Messenger app Facebook


Teen hit Yolo raises $8M to let you Snapchat anonymously

It wasn’t a fad. Yolo became the country’s No. 1 app just a week after launch by letting teens ask for anonymous replies to questions they posted on Snapchat. But nine months later, Yolo is still in the top 100 iOS apps and has 10 million active users. Now it’s safeguarding the app from predators while revealing a smart new feature for spinning up anonymous group chats, powered by $8 million in fresh funding. “What we are trying to build is a new kind of network where there’s a fluidity to ident...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Safety, Developer, Funding, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Zynga, Paris, Anonymity


How brands can get social storytelling right

What are the secrets of great storytelling on social? And, in such a rapidly changing digital world, how can brands and marketers make sure they get it right? Here, our Executive Creative Director (and D&AD Masterclass trainer) Gareth Leeding shares his top tips on social ideas, platforms, and formats. Look for the untold stories The best stories in social media are the untold ones. New stories, old ones told from a previously unheard perspective. Ultimately, if it’s already out there and has be...
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Disney, Creative, Social Media, Seo, Adidas, Snapchat, Storytelling, New York Public Library, Thought Leadership, ATL, Creative Agency, Instagram Stories, Gareth Leeding, Tango Squad FC


What Are The Top Challenges Facing Digital News Publications In 2020?

The decline of the printed press is nothing new. I mean, hello, it’s 2020. Are you going to buy a newspaper from your local newsagent or are you going to pick up your phone and scroll through Facebook/find out what’s trending on Twitter? If you’re under the age of 30, I guarantee it’s the latter. In fact, I’d bet my pet Chihuahua on it… …Cue a shameless excuse to include a photo of my pet Chihuahua Boris – cute, isn’t he? Anyway, back to the matter at hand. As a former Journalism student, lesso...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Sweden, Washington Post, Seo, Sem, Snapchat, Netflix, Daily Mail, NHS, Ofcom, Norway, University of Oxford, Times