No matter how ephemeral your messages are, there’s one question Snapchat can’t shake: Who can see your snaps? So, hoping to evaporate that question from the nation’s consciousness, the app’s head of trust and safety, Micah Shaffer, reiterated that opened snaps are immediately zapped from its servers. But he did admit that unopened messages can not only be viewed, but can be turned over to law enforcement. Read More
Seems like Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, is tired of answering questions about dick pics and lawsuits.
Romenesko points out the disclosure at the bottom of this lengthy, cozy interview with Mr. Spiegel by the Palisadian-Post, a local outlet down the way from Snapchat’s HQ in Venice Beach. It reveals: Read More
Arguably, the most unique aspect of Snapchat has been its epithermal nature. You better savor sext that for a full ten seconds before it dissolves into nowhereville. But today, the app has an update called “Snapchat Stories” that lets users stitch together snaps (photo or video) that last for a full 24 hours before they disappear. Think of how creative you can be with your sexts now! Read More
If you’re already having a major complex on how the size of your appendage appears on your phone, Snapchat’s newest incarnation won’t help matters. Preferred sexting vehicle Snapchat said it’s releasing an app for that yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy Gear watch you’re all clamoring to get your hands on.
Snapchat Micro contains the same features as the full-sized Read More
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