Snapchat Sued Over X-Rated Material

A teenage boy who says he encountered racy material on Snapchat has filed a potential class-action lawsuit against the company.”Snapchat is currently engaged in an insidious pattern and practice of intentionally exposing minors to harmful, offensive, prurient, and sexually offensive content, without warning minors or their parents that they would be exposed to such explicit[…]

Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers 

Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money. Now we have more updates for you.An SEC filing has been made today with information about Snapchat’s latest Series F round, in which it has raised $1.8 billion. Separately, we’ve also obtained a leaked pitch deck, revealing Snapchat’s revenue and forecasts.The Los Angeles-based company recently started its monetization[…]

Snapchat apps that let you post to story are bad news

One of Snapchat’s main qualities as a social network is that, for the most part, everything you share has to be created in its app.Though you’re able to share photos from your phone’s camera roll to friends in one-on-one conversations, you can’t do the same thing for your publicly viewed story. Everything that goes on[…]

Snapchat Is A Marketing Loser And I Have The Data To Prove It 

The first thought that strikes you after opening Snapchat is, “Now what?” Followed by, “Where did it go?”Yet highly visible marketers are wishfully proclaiming Snapchat as a big deal in social marketing, but that is absurd. Don’t waste your time. At least not now.Yes, it’s a tool you can’t miss. The same way Twitter, MySpace, Second[…]

Snapchat Says Sorry For Phishing And Exposing Employees’ Payroll Information

Snapchat sent out a letter to its employees, apologizing for exposing payroll information after a phishing scam succeeded.On Friday, a scammer impersonating Chief Executive Evan Spiegel requested personal information about the payrolls of about 700 employees of Snapchat. One worker from the payroll department offered information on ex and current employees of the company, before[…]

Is a Snapchat Advertising API on the Way?

A number of ad tech sources reported that Snapchat has engaged select ad partners for an advertising API development. Snapchat declined to comment, but many have anticipated an advertising API from Snapchat. While an ad API makes sense, Snapchat has an unfortunate history with API vulnerabilities. Source: Is a Snapchat Advertising API on the Way?[…]

Instagram Tests Aggregated Content Streams

Taking a page from Snapchat and Twitter, Instagram is testing aggregated content streams. The new feature bears a strong resemblance to Snapchat’s popular Live Stories feature, which also includes curated content from around the network’s universe. Source: Instagram Tests Aggregated Content Streams 11/03/2015