You can stop stressing out about how brands are going to monetize Snapchat. One online retailer has it all figured it out: just bombard you with naked pics until you want to buy its crap.
It’s no secret that your sexy Snapchats aren’t as ephemeral as you think they are. There’s several ways to save them forever, including the convoluted method of hacking into your phone to retrieve the deleted snaps. Now a new app just made it so much easier to extend a snap’s livelihood beyond ten seconds.
Meet Snap Save, a separate iOS app that lets you keep those pictures and videos forever. Unlike taking a screenshot, the free program doesn’t alert the sender that you’re saving that sext forever. Your worst nightmare has finally materialized! Read More
Bill Gates Isn’t Sure How Internet Balloons Are Going to Keep People From Dying of Malaria, You Jackasses
You know those people who, if you complain about a minor inconvenience in your life like getting stuck on the subway or your alarm not going off, their knee-jerk response is to ridicule you for whining about such trivial experiences when there are people starving in Africa?
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is one of those people. Read More
This brings the company’s fundraising total to $75 million to date, All Things D reports. The funds will be used “mostly for server builds and hiring purposes,” co-founder Evan Spiegel told All Things D. Read More
In what’s presumably an attempt to bat away fears that Snapchat is an NSFL app environment, the company released a tween-targeted version Sunday, dubbed Snapkidz. It’s sort of like Snapchat, but it’s completely useless in that under 13-year-olds can’t receive or send photos to Ashley, Ashleigh, and Ashlee, but rather scribble on pictures and just save them to their phones. Read More
In between pushing piles of gold brick around and saying racist things in elevators, bankers are getting in touch with their inner teenagers by obsessively Snapchatting all day, New York Magazine reports.
The Financial District’s finest gravitate to the app because typical social media photos tend to linger, liable to pop up in a higher-up’s Google search, while Snapchat photos disappear after they’re viewed. Well, for the most part. Read More
This guy clearly deserves an A in PR.
In Fall 2012, USC senior Matthew Hanson took a class called Strategic Writing in Public Relations, according to The Daily Dot. He had to build an online newsroom for a brand of his choosing for his final, and he picked Snapchat.
The Windows Phone, a knock-off of a real phone, which you can commonly find in the back of bodegas in Queens, finally has its own Snapchat clone. It’s called SwapChat and, judging by a video showing its logo and interface, it feels even cheaper than the .99 cents some of the Microsoft devices are offered for. Read More