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Snapchat Spectacles now available to buy online at $129.99

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If you’ve been a fan of Snapchat’s cool Spectacles, we have some really good news for you. Well, the funky glasses are no longer limited to Snap’s vending machines and are openly available for $129.99 at online portal Spectacles.com. But

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

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After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

Snap sets lower valuation in highly awaited IPO

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Snap Inc, the parent company of the popular messaging app Snapchat, has set a valuation range for itself of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion in its initial public offering. Though this is lower than the widely expected $25 billion valuations,

WhatsApp adds Snapchat Stories’ format for status messages on iOS beta

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Looks like Facebook isn’t yet done with Snapchat. After clone copying Snapchat’s ephemeral photo/video story option for Instagram, the social networking giant is now gearing up to roll out this feature for its messaging platform WhatsApp. According to a tweet

Snapchat parent files to go public on the New York Stock Exchange

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Snapchat, which was launched in 2011 to allow users be casual and raw in the disappearing photos, is going public and it’s going to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “SNAP.” The company is said to be

Instagram to roll out ‘Live Stories’ feature globally

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Instagram’s ‘Live Stories’ is finally going global. Instagram Stories, a clone of Snapchat, rolled out the Live stories feature in November last year, only to US users. However, the social network is ready to roll it out globally within next

Snapchat launches universal search bar for better navigation

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Snapchat is all geared up with the major design update of 2017. And with this update, the social network is addressing one of its key issues- increasing its user base. Now instead of putting your snap code on other social

Facebook Messenger launches multi-screen group video chat

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Facebook never lets you down. The social networking giant keeps updating its platform to keep you hooked and also to onboard new users. In a latest in the series of new launches, the Zuckerberg team has launched multi-screen group video

Instagram now has 600mn monthly active users

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Instagram, which for a very long time was being known as Snapchat-clone is now moving ahead of Snapchat in terms of userbase. Can we say, that this was expected considering the last two updates were not inspired by Snapchat? The company feels

Hike Messenger rolls out Snapchat-inspired Hike-Stories & live filters

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Snapchat must be so proud of its creation, Stories that almost everyone in the social networking world is introducing a copy of it under their own brand. So after Instagram and Tencent, Tiger Global-backed messaging app Hike Messenger is the next

Facebook acquires face recognition technology provider FacioMetrics

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Facebook has acquired a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics aimed at enhancing its photo and video capabilities. FacioMetrics is popular for developing tools for understanding facial behavior and demographic from videos, detection, and even letting you swap faces.

Snapchat reportedly files for IPO and could be valued at $25 billion

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The California-based Snapchat has ‘secretly’ filed for IPO and is seeking to raise as much as $4 billion, according to Reuters. The report claimed, ‘Messaging app Snapchat has filed the paperwork confidentially for an initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar

Instagram’s fresh package of Stories’ updates is here, and it’s not copied from Snapchat

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Instagram Stories is finally starting to create a space of its own. Unlike adding more features from its rival Snapchat, Instagram has launched three new features this time around to add more appeal to its Stories feature. Touted as Instagram’s

Facebook’s latest update, Flash, is yet again a Snapchat-clone

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Facebook’s love for Snapchat seems to have crossed limits of human comprehension and understanding. Zuckerberg’s team appears so much captivated by their rival that every new feature and update from the house has Snapchat imprints. Facebook has debuted another standalone

Another Snapchat-inspired feature, ‘Status’ under testing at WhatsApp

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing another feature, which not-so-surprisingly is Snapchat-inspired. After remodeling Snapchat’s Stories into Instagram, WhatsApp is also getting ready to integrate Stories in its messaging service, but under the label of ‘Status’. Providing a new tab between, ‘Chats’

Google Capital is CapitalG now; reveals Snapchat investment too

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There’s lot in the name especially when you are at Google. Alphabet Inc. has announced the rebranding of its venture-capital arm from Google Capital to CapitalG. “Though our name has changed, our goal remains the same: to make returns-driven investments

Facebook failed again in acquiring Snapchat-like server, Snow

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Facebook is totally smitten by Snapchat! If we dig the history of Facebook trying to create a clone for Snapchat, we can see how it has made enough alterations to ‘fit in’ just-like Snapchat among youth. It all started with

Twitter is reportedly planning to lay off 300 employees

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Nothing seems to be working for Twitter at the moment. So, after all, the bad news at possible acquisition front, the micro-blogging site is now planning to trim 8 percent of its staff or around 300 people, reports Bloomberg. The

WhatsApp brings Snapchat-inspired features for iPhone users

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Looks like, Snapchat is the superhero of the social networking apps dominion. After Facebook, its WhatsApp who has brought a wide range of new update for iPhone users, very much similar to Snapchat. Similar to the update for Android users,

Indian Govt may ask WhatsApp, Snapchat and like to store and share user info

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The Indian government is planning to create fresh norms for the tech companies like WhatsApp, Snapchat, and e-commerce firm Amazon to retain user information and also guide them on how to save and share users’ data. Though this development is