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Pinterest introduces Idea Pins, a video-first feature aimed at creators

Pinterest is expanding further into the creator community with today’s launch of a video-first feature called “Idea Pins,” aimed at creators who want to tell their stories using video, music, creative editing tools and more. The feature feels a lot like Pinterest’s own take on TikTok, mixed with Stories, as the new Pins allow creators to record and edit creative videos with up to 20 pages of content, using tools like voiceover recording, background music, transitions and other interactive elemen...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networks, Australia, Youtube, France, Germany, Tech, Snapchat, Software, Austria, Canada, United States


How Snapchat’s New Comedy About a Bipolar College Student Landed Pete Wentz as Music Director

Snap’s newest original series is comedy “Everything’s Fine,” a very personal (and very funny) exploration of what it’s like to have bipolar disorder. Series creator and writer Hannah Klein based “Everything’s Fine” on her experiences after she received a bipolar diagnosis a few years ago, and she said music plays a central role in the […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Paul Feig, Snap, Pete Wentz, Hannah Klein


How to enable Snapchat's dark mode on your iPhone, if you have it

Dark mode is a new feature for Snapchat's iPhone users. Thanakorn Puengprakaisri / EyeEm/Getty Images You can turn on Snapchat's dark mode from the "App Appearance" menu, but only if you have an iPhone. Snapchat's dark mode feature is currently available to most iPhone users, but not yet to Android users. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many social-media apps have a "dark mode" these days, allowing users to change the color of their app's interf...
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40% of kids under 13 already use Instagram and some are experiencing abuse and sexual solicitation, a report finds, as the tech giant considers building an Instagram app for kids

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan The report suggests that kids under 13 are already active on the platforms. As Facebook and Instagram's rules stand now, children under that age are not allowed on the apps. The report comes after 40 state attorneys general urged Facebook to scrap plans for Instagram for kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forty-five percent of kids under the age of 13 already use Facebook daily while 40% of children survey...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Federal Trade Commission, Thorn, Zuckerberg, Instagram Instagram, Casey Newton, Forty, Mark Lennihan, Children's Health


TikTok launches a Green Screen Duet feature, tests dedicated ‘Topics’ feeds

As competition with tech giants heats up, TikTok is rolling out a series of new features to help keep its short-form video app ahead of rivals. The company today announced the launch of a new Green Screen Duet feature, which combines two of TikTok’s most popular editing tools to allow creators to use another video from TikTok as the background in their new video. It also confirmed the test of a new way to discover videos called “Topics.” These are dedicated interest-based feeds featuring the top...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, India, Tech, Walmart, Snapchat, Facebook YouTube, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, Green Screen Duet, Today Duet, Left Right React


The Ninth Circuit’s Confusing Ruling Over Snapchat’s Speed Filter–Lemmon v. Snap

This is a tricky opinion to decipher. This opinion might say that Section 230 categorically doesn’t apply if the plaintiff claims an Internet service is defectively designed. That reading would largely reject the important First Circuit Doe v. Backpage ruling and its progeny. The more likely reading is that Section 230 still applies when an alleged design defect produces third-party content–which will cover most lawsuits. With either reading, the plaintiff in this case will probably lose on rem...
Tags: Law, Congress, Youtube, Ebay, Georgia, Snapchat, Grindr, ECPA, Ninth Circuit, Maynard, CDA, Lemmon, Beckman, Herrick, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability


YouTube announces a $100M fund to reward top YouTube Shorts creators over 2021-2022

YouTube is giving its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, an injection of cash to help it better compete with rivals. The company today introduced the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund that will pay YouTube Shorts creators for their most viewed and most engaging content over the course of 2021 and 2022. Creators can’t apply for the fund to help with content production, however. Instead, YouTube will reach out to creators each month whose videos exceeded certain milestones to reward them fo...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Snapchat, WSJ, YouTube Partner Program, Tiktok, YouTube Instead YouTube, YouTube Shorts, YouTube Shorts YouTube, YouTube going forward YouTube


eMarketer: TikTok Will Have More US Gen-Z Users Than Instagram by Year-End

TikTok will bypass Instagram in terms of Generation Z U.S. users by the end of the year, and it will do the same to Snapchat for total U.S. users by 2023, according to new research from eMarketer. The research firm said that by the end of 2021, TikTok will have 37.3 million Gen Z users...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Snapchat, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Tiktok


Spotify adds timestamped podcast sharing and other social features

On the heels of its expanded partnership with Facebook, Spotify this morning new sharing features that broaden the way Spotify content, including both music and podcasts, can be shared across social media. As part of this, Spotify’s Canvas feature, which adds a looping, visual art experience to songs, is being improved. Spotify will also now allow users to share a timestamped link to a podcast, which allows users to tune into to a particular moment of the podcast episode. Previously, if you wa...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Instagram, Podcasts, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Streaming, Social Network, Social Sharing, Facebook Spotify


Snap to launch a new Creator Marketplace this month, initially focused on Lens Creators

Snap on Wednesday announced its plan to soon launch a Creator Marketplace, which will make it easier for businesses to find and partner with Snapchat creators, including Lens creators, AR creators and later, prominent Snapchat creators known as Snap Stars. At launch, the marketplace will focus on connecting brands and AR creators for AR ads. It will then expand to support all Snap Creators by 2022. The company had previously helped connect its creator community with advertisers through its Snapc...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Snapchat, Ryan Reynolds, Lens, Niki, Charli, Snapchat Lens, Manny MUA, AR Lens, Snapchat Storytellers, Gabi Demartino, Lens Creators Developers and Partners, AR Creators in Snap, Now Snap, AR Lens Creators


Snapchat Orders Shows With Megan Thee Stallion, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio

Snap is pulling new star power into its 2021 slate of original shows for Snapchat, unveiling reality series with Megan Thee Stallion and the D’Amelio Sisters, the sibling digital influencers who rose to fame on rival app TikTok. The new shows are among nine new and renewed Snap Originals aimed at Snapchat’s young-skewing user base. […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Snap, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio, Megan Thee Stallion Charli


Snapchat Can Be Sued Over Role In Fatal Car Crash, Court Rules

An anonymous reader shares a report: Three young men got into a car in Walworth County, Wis., in May 2017. They were set on driving at rapid speeds down a long, cornfield-lined road -- and sharing their escapade on social media. As the 17-year-old behind the wheel accelerated to 123 miles per hour, one of the passengers opened Snapchat. His parents say their son wanted to capture the experience using an app feature -- the controversial "speed filter" -- that documents real-life speed, hoping for...
Tags: Tech, Snapchat, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Walworth County Wis


Snapchat Rolls Out Dark Mode on iOS

Nearly two years following the release of iOS and iPadOS 13, which included native, built-in, and systemwide dark mode, Snapchat, one of the world's most prominent social media networks, has finally rolled out a dark mode theme for iOS users. Snapchat began testing a dark mode theme of its app design late last year with a small group of iOS users. Now, Snapchat says that as of this week, it has flipped the switch on access to dark mode for more than 90% of its iOS user base, offering millions...
Tags: Snapchat, Dark Mode


Section 230 did not protect Snapchat from negligence liability in car crash lawsuit over Speed Filter

The tragic facts Landen Brown was using Snapchat’s Speed Filter in 2017 when the car in which he was riding with two other young men crashed after reaching speeds above 120 miles per hour. The Speed Filter documented how fast the car was traveling. The crash killed Landon and the other two occupants. The parents of two of the passengers sued Snap, Inc. (the purveyor of Snapchat), claiming that the app was negligently designed. The parents alleged, among other things, that Snap shoul...
Tags: Law, Snapchat, Negligence, Landon, Plaintiffs, Section 230, Snap Inc, Ninth Circuit On, Landen Brown, Snapchat Lemmon


Rapchat tunes into $2.3M as its music-making app hits 7M users

YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook’s Instagram have upended the film and TV industries, with a new wave of cinematographers, directors and actors leveraging innovations in technology to create new work and connect directly with billions of consumers to see it. Today, a startup is announcing some funding as it looks to make a similar impact in the world of music. Rapchat, an app that lets people create music tracks — raps, as its names suggest, or something else — using a platform th...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Music, Entertainment, Snapchat, Columbus, Sony Music Entertainment, Miller, Gibson, Ohio University, Rap Music, Seth Miller, Rapchat


Snapchat’s Original Shows Are Far More Diverse Than Snap’s Executive Leadership

Snap released its second annual diversity report — showing no major changes in the makeup of its leadership ranks in 2020 compared with the year before. But the company is touting one standout metric: At least 53% of Snap Originals series included leads or hosts who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and/or […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Snap


Student’s Snapchat sets up major ruling on school speech

In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District that public school officials can regulate speech that would substantially disrupt the school’s work. On Wednesday, the justices will consider whether Tinker also applies to speech by students that occurs off campus. In the internet era, in which cellphones and social media are omnipresent and many schools and parents worry about cyberbullying, the court’s ruling in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L....
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Snapchat, Pandora, Pennsylvania, Levy, Biden, District Of Columbia, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, ADF, Alliance Defending Freedom, 3rd Circuit, Merits Cases, Des Moines Independent Community School District


Snap has acquired Pixel8earth, a 3D mapping developer, for $7.6M

Last week, when we reported that Snap paid $124 million for Fit Analytics, we also noted that, according to the SEC filing that disclosed the value of the acquisition, Snap made another deal in the same quarter for a smaller amount, $7.6 million. We’ve now learned was that the acquisition was: Snap has confirmed to us that it has acquired Pixel8earth, a company developing 3D mapping technology, specifically based on crowdsourced data. Pixel8earth is based out of Boulder, Colorado, and four emplo...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, Snapchat, United States, Paris, SEC, Boulder Colorado, Evan Spiegel Snap, Peter Sellis, Jacob Andreou, Sean Gorman, Pramukta Kumar


"When I talk to school administrators, they consistently tell me that off-campus speech bedevils them, and the lower courts desperately need some guidance in this area."

Said lawprof Justin Driver, quoted in "A cheerleader’s Snapchat rant leads to ‘momentous’ Supreme Court case on student speech" (WaPo). The case is about a 14-year-old girl's Snapchat that said, "Fuck school, fuck softball, fuck everything." She got suspended from the cheerleading squad. From the article: The [school] district, supported in the Supreme Court by the Biden administration, poses a number of problems: the student who publishes answers to the test; the player who undermines the coach...
Tags: Supreme Court, Bullying, Law, Censorship, Snapchat, Biden, District Of Columbia, Free Speech, The Web, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Justin Driver


Morning Docket: 04.26.21

* The Supreme Court may soon hear a case involving a high school cheerleader's Snapchat rant. Really hope the justices find a way to quote the movie Bring it On... [Washington Post] * Reddit is facing a lawsuit for failing to remove child sexual abuse materials. [Verge] * A former lawyer has published a memoir detailing some of the ugly parts of the legal profession she witnessed during her career. [New York Post] * A lawsuit may soon reveal who the inventor of Bitcoin really is. [CNBC] * ...
Tags: New York Post, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Snapchat, Bitcoin, New Jersey, Reddit, Giants, Cnbc, South Jersey, Morning Docket, Bring It On


Hurricane Apple and Hurricane Travis, a tale of two storms

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Travis Kalanick's '"temple of bros"Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz wants employees in the office because he values "togetherness"Amazon's goal to get rid of a certain percentage - often 6% - of employees each year Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, London, Enterprise, Media, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Snapchat, Netflix, Amazon Kindle, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick


Filing: Snap paid $124M for Fit Analytics as it gears up for a bigger e-commerce push

Earlier this year we reported on how Snap had acquired Berlin-based Fit Analytics, an AI-based fitting technology startup, as part of a wider push into e-commerce services, specifically to gain technology that can help prospective online shoppers get a better sense of how a particular item or size would fit them. A 10-Q filing from Snap today has now put a price tag on that deal. Snap paid a total of $124.4 million, covering technology, IP, customer relationships and payouts to the team. The fil...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, TC, Berlin, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Augmented Reality, Gucci, Cnbc, Snap, Information Snap, ScreenShop, Fit Analytics


Snap jumps as 1st-quarter revenue beats expectations and guidance surges

Snap's CEO Evan Spiegel. Getty Images for Snap, Inc. Snap shares rose more than 6% early Friday following the company's first-quarter financial report. The social media platform posted breakeven adjusted earnings compared with the loss estimate of $0.06 per share from Refinitiv. Snap forecasts a rise of at least 81% in second-quarter revenue to $820 million. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snap shares were propelled higher Friday after the social media site turn...
Tags: Pinterest, Trends, Markets, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Snap, Social Media Apps, Carla Mozee, Tech Stocks, Third Bridge, Scott Kessler, Jeremi Gorman Snap, Snap stock, CEO Evan Spiegel Getty Images for Snap Inc Snap, MI Exclusive, Fit Analytics


Snapchat Powers Up to 280 Million Daily Users in Q1, Spotlight Tops 125 Million Monthly Users

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, beat Wall Street financial estimates for the first quarter — and added 15 million daily users for the app, which exceeded its previous guidance. Snapchat had an average of 280 daily active users in Q1, up 22% from 235 million in the year-ago quarter (when year-over-year user growth was […]
Tags: News, Wall Street, Snapchat, Snap, Media Earnings


Dr. Fauci will take to Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
Tags: Health, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Johnson Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA


Dr. Fauci is going on Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
Tags: Health, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Johnson Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA


Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Supreme Court, Social Media, David Cameron, Snapchat, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, Donald Trump, Twitch, Operating Systems


Deepfake video app Avatarify, which process on-phone, plans digital watermark for videos

Making deepfake videos used to be hard. Now all you need is a smartphone. Avatarify, a startup that allows people to make deepfake videos directly on their phone rather than in the cloud, is soaring up the app charts after being used by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham. However, the problem with many deepfake videos is that there is no digital watermark to determine that the video has been tampered with. So Avatarify says it will soon launch a digital watermark to prevent this from happening...
Tags: Python, TC, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Venture Capital, Moscow, Victoria Beckham, App Store


Deepfake video app Avatarify, which processes on-phone, plans digital watermark for videos

Making deepfake videos used to be hard. Now all you need is a smartphone. Avatarify, a startup that allows people to make deepfake videos directly on their phone rather than in the cloud, is soaring up the app charts after being used by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham. However, the problem with many deepfake videos is that there is no digital watermark to determine that the video has been tampered with. Avatarify says it will soon launch a digital watermark to prevent this from happening. R...
Tags: Python, TC, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Venture Capital, Moscow, Victoria Beckham, App Store


County lines gang 'recruited teen in 80 minutes via Snapchat'

A boy tells how he replied to an advert on Snapchat and was groomed to sell drugs at the age of 14.
Tags: UK, News, Snapchat