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Alibaba ploughs $200 mln into Snapchat in latest startup deal: source

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) is investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, a source familiar with the deal said, striking its latest Silicon Valley deal as the Chinese ecommerce company builds up mobile services.

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Developers wrestle with making 'killer app' for Apple Watch

Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a "killer app" for Apple Inc's Watch - few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode.

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Snapchat seeks new funding at up to $19 billion valuation: Bloomberg

Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to $19 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

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Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion

Facebook Inc (FB.O) closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.

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Yahoo plans to invest in Snapchat: WSJ

Yahoo Inc plans to invest a part of the proceeds from the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stake sale in mobile app Snapchat, which lets users send messages that disappear after a few seconds, the Wall Street Journal said.

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Norwegian Instagram rival to launch child safe tablet with Microsoft

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on Dec 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday.

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10 Features That Made Facebook the Most Used Social Media Site

Facebook is one of the most popular and largest social media sites with over 1 billion users. It is packed with several features that has made it the most widely used social networking site. Here we will look at the 10 best features of Facebook.

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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Yahoo buys mobile 'self-destruct' messaging app Blink

Yahoo Inc has bought Blink, a mobile messaging startup whose app lets users send messages that will self-destruct at a time set by the sender.

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Snapchat settles with FTC, faces 20 years privacy oversight

Messaging startup Snapchat has settled charges with U.S. regulators accusing it of deceiving consumers by promising that photos sent on its service disappeared forever after a certain period of time.

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US venture capital firm Lightspeed closes $950M for new early-stage fund

Menlo Park, US-based venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) closed $950 million for its new investment fund that will back early-stage companies in the consumer and tech sectors.

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California startup Klutch scores $1.5M to help people socialize offline

Santa Monica, US-based events planning mobile app Klutch scored $1.5 million in a funding round led by LaunchpadLA to help people plan get-togethers and socialize offline.

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Snapchat gets hacked by smoothie enthusiast

California, US-based mobile messaging app Snapchat was victimized again by a hacking attack that affected several accounts and sent spam photos of a fruit smoothie.

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Security researcher exposes Snapchat weakness that could crash phone

Security researcher Jamie Sanches has discovered and exposed a weakness within California-US-based photo messaging app Snapchat that could allow hackers to freeze and crash a user's phone.

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Vietnamese mobile game Flappy Bird hits top spot on app stores

Flappy Bird, a mobile game created by Hanoi-Vietnam-based developer Dong Nguyen of dotGears Studios, hit the top spot of free mobile apps in the Google Play and iOS app stores, mainly because it is very challenging and frustrating.

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