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Yahoo reportedly inches closer to investing in Snapchat

Yahoo reportedly inches closer to investing in Snapchat

The Wall Street Journal on Friday reports that Yahoo plans to reinvest a portion of the earnings it made from an early investment in Alibaba in the fast-growing startup Snapchat. The ephemeral app allows iOS and Android users to send photos and videos to others that only last for a matter of seconds before permanently disappearing.

GhostPrefs enhances Snapchat features on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

GhostPrefs enhances Snapchat features on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Snapchat has emerged as one of the most popular social networks on iPhone, allowing users to send photos, videos and instant messages that disappear after a predetermined number of seconds. Snapchat aficionados looking for an improved experience while using the app should check out a new jailbreak tweak called GhostPrefs, which is a complete preferences menu that greatly enhances the social network. 

Snapchat launches Geofilters for photo filters based on location

Snapchat launches Geofilters for photo filters based on location

Snapchat, the ephemeral photo sharing app, today announced a new feature called Geofilters that will let you add special filters to your photos based on your current location.

Facebook may launch its Snapchat competitor Slingshot today

Facebook may launch its Snapchat competitor Slingshot today

Couple of weeks back, Facebook accidentally rolled out its Snapchat competitor Slingshot, and quickly pulled it from the App Store.

9to5Mac briefly reports that Facebook will launch the app today, June 17th. 

Facebook reportedly making a video chat app to compete with Snapchat

Facebook reportedly making a video chat app to compete with Snapchat

In late 2012, Facebook released the Poke app to compete with Snapchat, whose ephemeral messaging model had made the app a hit amongst teens. Poke, however didn’t turn out to be a success, and Facebook pulled it off the App Store earlier this month.

Snapchat settles FTC charges over false promise of disappearing photos

Snapchat settles FTC charges over false promise of disappearing photos

Snapchat, the popular app that lets you send self-destructing photos to your friend, was charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misleading users with a false promise of photos disappearing after a few seconds of being viewed.

Snapchat update brings new ‘Chat’ text messaging and ‘Here’ video calling features [Updated: Available]

Snapchat update brings new ‘Chat’ text messaging and ‘Here’ video calling features [Updated: Available]

Snapchat, the ephemeral photo sharing service has announced a major update for its iOS app.

The update will bring a new text messaging feature called “Chat,” and a video chat feature called “Here.”

Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users.

They had taken advantage of a security hole in the Find Friends feature, which was added to make it easier for Snapchat users to find other Snapchatters using their address book.

Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users. Snapchat responded today to the security breach with a statement explaining what happened.

Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Less than a week ago, a hacker group published the previously undocumented API from messaging service Snapchat and two security exploits that expose personal information about customers who use the service. Five days later, those exploits may have allowed the people or person at SnapchatDB to compile 4.6 million Snapchat records and post them to the internet.