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Snap Hires Two Executives to Take Over From Departing Imran Khan

Snap hired two executives to take on the responsibilities of departing Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan, adding technology-industry veterans to help bulk up its advertising business and build partnerships. Jeremi Gorman, formerly head of global advertising sales at Amazon.com, will be chief business officer. Jared Grusd, who was chief executive officer of the Huffington Post and […]

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Hack Causes Major Apps to Show Anti-Semitic Name

Technology users got a surprise Thursday morning when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labelled the United States’ most populous city with an anti-Semitic header. A number of people posted screenshots on Twitter showing “New York City” had been relabeled “Jewtropolis” on the Mapbox map used by companies and services such as Snapchat parent Snap, Citi Bike and Foursquare. […]

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You Can Now Receive GIFs with Music on Snapchat

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat has reportedly joined hands with third-party service TuneMoji to allow users to post musical Graphics Interchange Format (GIFs) to a personal chat as well as to their Stories. TuneMoji shows a searchable gallery of GIFs which users would be able to set to different licensed songs and sounds from which users could select […]

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Snapchat’s Android Redesign Spotted in Alpha Testing

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has been spotted testing the new redesign on Android that the company plans to introduce very soon. An engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Snapchat’s Android app hides a rough alpha version of the revamp with an experience more on par with the iOS version, Engadget reported on Sunday, also citing XDA Developers. “Snapchat’s new faster […]

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Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your home screen

Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature. Now you can instantly start chatting with your best friends on Snapchat. Instead of digging a chat thread out of Snapchat, users can select their favorite friends, create Bitmoji widgets for them with their personalized avatars […]