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  • Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released as part of Chat 2.0. The new feature works exactly like emojis — they even live inside the same button on the camera screen. Just like the emoji feature you can drag, resize and reposition any sticker on your photos or videos. The stickers even work with Snapchat’s new… Read More

  • Instagram’s code hints at option to pay to boost posts

    Instagram’s code hints at option to pay to boost posts

    We’ve known for some time that Instagram will soon be introducing business profiles, analytics and features intended to improve the ad-buying experience on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network. Now, a number of other undocumented, non-public features have been uncovered, following a decompiling of the latest Instagram application, including one that hints that Instagram plans to offer… Read More

  • Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH

    Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH

    China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its international reach in areas like games and advertising, and as part of that, the company is picking up its dealmaking in Europe. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the owner of the popular WeChat messaging platform is in early talks to buy a majority stake in Supercell — the mobile gaming phenomenon based out of… Read More

  • The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

    The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

    Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

  • Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

    Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

    Reddit posts are going to get the chance to live beyond Reddit itself, thanks to new embedding capabilities. If you’re an online writer or publisher, that means you can start including live Reddit content in your stories. If you’re a reader, that means you might start to see more Reddit posts on other sites, the same way you can see embedded tweets and YouTube videos. After… Read More

  • Google shows off Duo, its new HD video calling app and answer to Apple’s FaceTime

    Google shows off Duo, its new HD video calling app and answer to Apple’s FaceTime

    Some have criticised Google for falling behind when it comes to social networking and new communications services, but the company is now working hard to catch up. Today, the company announced a new video calling app called Duo — a high-definition app for Android and iOS devices. Duo was unveiled on the heels of Allo, Google’s new smart messaging app. Why the decision to launch… Read More

  • Google debuts Allo, an AI-based chat app using its new assistant bot, smart replies and more

    Google debuts Allo, an AI-based chat app using its new assistant bot, smart replies and more

    Today at I/O, Google took the wraps off its latest foray into the world of communications: the company announced Allo, a smart messaging app supercharged with machine learning and Google’s new Google Assistant service (its answer to Amazon’s Alexa), giving users the ability not just to chat to each other with animated graphics and enlarging/shrinking text, but to call in… Read More