Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

Quite a bit has happened since Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account. But after temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts…

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Twitter acquires screen-sharing social app Squad

Today, Twitter announced that it is acquiring Squad and that the team from the screen-sharing social app will be joining Twitter’s ranks. Squad’s co-founders, CEO Esther Crawford and CTO Ethan…

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COVID-19 made our tech addiction worse: It’s time to do something about it 

Stuart Wall Contributor Stu Wall is a technology executive and entrepreneur who founded Signpost, a cloud-based customer communication platform that helps small businesses scale. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated America’s addiction…

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Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google…

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Daily Crunch: Snapchat adds Spotlight

Snapchat introduces a TikTok-style feed, Amazon Echo Buds add fitness tracking and Vettery acquires Hired. This is your Daily Crunch for November 23, 2020. The big story: Snapchat adds Spotlight…

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Snapchat Awarding Users $1 Million a Day to Use Spotlight

Snapchat is investing heavily in promoting its new Spotlight feature, to the tune of $1 million per day for users who submit the best content. Spotlight is being described as…

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Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram. The feature, meant for more casual conversations, allows users to set chats…

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Snapchat Rolls Out More Ads Certification Courses

Snapchat is adding more courses to its marketer education platform which offers free certifications for different types of direct-response advertising. A series of courses housed under the umbrella ‘Snap Connect’…

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We need universal digital ad transparency now

15 researchers propose a new standard for advertising disclosures Laura Edelson Contributor Erika Franklin Fowler Contributor Erika Franklin Fowler is Professor of Government at Wesleyan University where she directs the…

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Social networks are doing a voter registration blitz this week

With the most uncertain election in modern American history fast approaching, social networks are doing a final big push to get their users registered to vote. The efforts align with…

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