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Snapchat may be planning a mobile payment service

Snapchat may be planning a mobile payment service

Snapchat may be looking to monetize by launching a mobile payment service, according to trademarks filed earlier this week. The documents reveal that the ephemeral message service is looking to process peer-to-peer payments, money transfers and online payments. Here's a summary of the filings...
Snapchat's geofilters take aim at Facebook's checkins

Snapchat wants to replace check-ins with geofilters.

Snapchat is updating its app to include location information in your snaps and video. While the service originally was built around self-destructing image sharing, location information overlays help to personalize and add a bit of character to those shares. If a business or location supports the...
Snapchat takes a slingshot at Facebook with shareable social stories

Snapchat takes a slingshot at Facebook with shareable social stories

As Facebook is trying to take on the ephemeral messaging model with Slingshot, rival Snapchat is trying to become more social and public with a new 'Our Story' feature. Seems like quite the reversal of course for both social networking heavyweights, but Snapchat is adding the Our Story feature to...
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Facebook's Snapchat competitor 'Slingshot' might launch as early as this month

After a spurned attempt to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion last year, Facebook is gearing up to launch its own ephemeral messaging app, internally codenamed "Slingshot". The app, which is said to have a "simple and speedy user interface" (not unlike Snapchat) is designed to take on Snapchat with...
Snapchat settles with the FTC over privacy concerns, will be monitored for 20 years

Snapchat settles with the FTC over privacy concerns, will be monitored for 20 years

Snapchat has agreed to settle with the FTC over claims that the company deceived consumers over the data it collected and also the security measures taken to prevent unauthorized disclosure. Snapchat's failure to secure its Find Friends feature resulted in a breach that allowed hackers to steal 4...
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Snapchat updated with text chat and video calling

Self-destructing photo-sharer Snapchat has been updated today with a couple of major new features. Previously you'd have to take a photo if you wanted to send any kind of message through the service — now text chat is accessible by swiping right from the main camera view, then swiping again on...
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Snapchat finally gets around to apologizing with an update — sorta

Ability to unlink phone number comes after 4.6 million users info was leaked Snapchat has just announced an update to the way that they will be handling the "Find my Friends" portion of the application, but is this too little too late? Over a week ago someone leaked the phone numbers and screen...
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Snapchat 'Micro' will be coming to the Galaxy Gear

Now you'll be able to take self-destructing 1.9MP photos from your wrist When Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear it rolled out a solid list of well-known apps that will be supported on the device, and now Snapchat is announcing it will have a "Micro" version of its app for the smartwatch. The...