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Yahoo Plans to Invest in Snapchat
Snapchat

Yahoo Plans to Invest in Snapchat

The tech giant plans to invest a part of the proceeds from its Alibaba stake in the popular mobile messaging app.
3 Affordable Marketing Alternatives for Businesses That No Longer Like Facebook
Social Media Marketing

3 Affordable Marketing Alternatives for Businesses That No Longer Like Facebook

Small businesses skeptical of paying for costly social media marketing have options both old school and cutting edge.
David Goldin
Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone
Mobile Apps

Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone

The social media giant killed the only feature that differentiated the service from Snapchat.
Laura Entis
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding
Valuations

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.
Geoff Weiss
Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat
Taco Bell

Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat

On Monday, Taco Bell launched its first ever dollar menu, with advertising that looked as cheap as the tacos.
Kate Taylor
Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature
Pinterest

Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature

Chat away, pinners. Pinterest may be late to the game, but it's finally jumped on the messaging bandwagon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment
Valuations

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
Geoff Weiss
Instagram Ruffles Feathers With New Snapchat-Like App 'Bolt'
Competition

Instagram Ruffles Feathers With New Snapchat-Like App 'Bolt'

Instagram unveiled a one-click, self-destructing messaging app of its own, irking some competitors and peers in the market.
Nina Zipkin
This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat
Hiring

This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat

Forget LinkedIn -- this Dublin pub is requiring hopeful employees to apply through the ephemeral messaging service.
Kate Taylor
Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor
Snapchat

Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

The new ephemeral messaging app is a familiar concept with an interesting and risky twist.
Laura Entis
Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App
Competition

Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App

Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever.
Benjamin Kabin
Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails
Controversies

Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

"If I hear one more freshman tell me how much they love Kappa Sigma," wrote Snapchat's 23-year-old founder (in one of his milder moments), "I'll probably get so excited I'll punch them in the face."
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Reportedly Developing Its Own Snapchat -- Again
Facebook

Facebook Reportedly Developing Its Own Snapchat -- Again

Poke may have flopped, but will Slingshot prevail?
Laura Entis
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC
Legal

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don't necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Geoff Weiss