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Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
Reggie the Snapchatting dog: Who needs thumbs when you’ve got paws?
With Snap-glasses Reggie is the first ever dog to run his own Snapchat account...
Snap maps or Snap stalk? New Zealand police raise concern over the app’s new feature
In an update last week Snapchat introduced a map feature that allows users track other people’s locations in real time.
Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.
Facebook continues the Snapchat cloning process with "Messenger Day" update
If it wasn’t for the distinct lightning bolt icon on your phone, you’d almost mistake the new version of Facebook Messenger for a Snapchat clone.
How does the Snapchat IPO make any sense?
IMD Professor Mike Wade talks about tech’s latest public offering, asking, does this make any sense?
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
“If you think instant messaging services are private, you are in for a big surprise."
Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up
Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September, involving Google and Snapchat.
Snapchat gets a new name and unveils some fancy sunglasses
“It has been five years since Bobby and I started working on Picaboo, the little app that became Snapchat."
Uh oh Instagram, what have you gone and done?
The new feature allows users to share every moment with photos and videos all appearing in a slideshow format. Hmm, feels a little like déjà vu..
Snapchat's about to help you keep your "Memories"
Snapchat isn't about the disposable, blink-and-you-miss-it photos anymore. Saving photos, creating Memories and Stories are all part of its evolution.
The apps sucking the life out of your phone
The latest report from AVG Technologies reveals what the top apps are for draining battery life on Android devices.
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
Snapchat jumps in to the peer-to-peer payment ring
Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a feature that allows uses to quickly message money to each other.
Yahoo gets serious about mobile messaging apps
Snapchat, MessageMe, and Blink investments signal Yahoo’s commitment to messaging
Hacked Snapchat accounts use native chat feature to spread diet pill spam
A number of Snapchat users have reported receiving chat messages and photos from their friends promoting diet pill spam.
The apps I can't live without...
I don’t like clutter and I’m constantly deleting things off my iPhone that I don’t need...
App of the week: Bolt
Instagram has released their answer to Snapchat – Bolt.
Why leaked sleazy Snapchat emails should matter...
Process the tentacles of this issue for a minute longer, and the recognition that what you’ve created and shared, regardless of application used, lives on.
More internet users share photos and videos online
Snapchat leads the way amid a photo and video sharing craze...
Giving in to Snapchat...
I don’t think Snapchat will last forever. For one thing not that many people I know use it, or have even heard of it, so if you equate that to the wider world of smart phone users, it’s definitely not the most favourite puppy at the pound.