Google Capital, the late-stage growth venture capital fund supported by Alphabet Inc., has silently added the Snapchat parent company, Snap Inc. to its group of assets.
Facebook acquired Masquerade to enhance its video features. On Wednesday, the largest social network bought MSQRD, giving its users ability to retouch their photo using playful and animated filters.
Facebook has just acquired a popular face-swapping app MSQRD by the company Masquerade. The acquisition comes after Facebook’s attempt to take over Snapchat, the instant messaging app with the similar feat. The details on the acquisition were not disclosed.
Fidelity Investments lead a $175 million investment in Series F funding for Snapchat. However, it does not change Snapchat valuation at $16 billion.
The video messaging application stroke a deal with Viacom on Tusday. Snapchat will be able to hit the mainstream as Viacom will sell its advertising, and Viacom is able to enter the Internet market.
Snapchat Inc. reported that its video views hit 7 billion per day on Monday. The mobile based social media company with just 100 million active users are expected to rival Facebook's daily video views anytime soon.
Messaging app Snapchat announced it is generating 6 billion video views every day. The number is three times the number of daily views in May.
Snapchat rolls out another new feature that will allow users to use slow-motion, fast-forward, and rewind to their videos. It is called "Speed Modifiers". Users can update to the new feature for free and it is available for both Android and iOS.
Microsoft officially anounced its Arrow launcher for Android. A customization application that enable Android users to modify how their device look and behave. The application is now officially available for download in Android Google Play.
Snapchat just released the latest update of their product today. According to the announcement, the four years old company releases its first in-app purchase feature for their 'Replays' along with a new face effect lenses. The 'Replays' feature is only available for US users for the time being.
The American investment bank, Goldman Sachs, has placed ads to Snapchat targeting to hire millennials. The bank shared a short video in Snapchat Campus Stories.
Investors have been asking about how Facebook's Messenger can earn more money. CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans during the earnings call on how Facebook will bring more dollars to its recently acquired messaging app.
Instagram added fresh new features Tuesday to stay ahead with the fast-growing messaging service Snapchat. Facebook Inc.'s photo and video app now let users exchange message privately or through group conversations. Meanwhile, its photo and video-sharing service are upgraded to attract more young audiences.
Twitter released Tuesday its second quarter financial results, and while they met Wall Street expectations they were not impressive enough for investors.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach.
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