As it woos advertisers, Snapchat says 60 percent of young Americans are active users

Ben Popper May 26, 2015 11:04 am15 hours ago 10

A big glossy profile of Snapchat was published in Bloomberg this morning, and from the start, it sets out to elucidate that this is a company that, despite its youth and rambunctious attitude, is ready to...

"A lot of people look at Internet advertising as a tax on the system." Evan Spiegel, CEO, Snapchat

Instagram 'highlights' emails hitting your inbox soon

Dante D'Orazio May 24, 2015 01:09 pm05.24.2015 10

Instagram is getting on board with email. The popular social network started sending out "highlights" emails to some of its users this month. Like Twitter's similar "best of" emails, the messages serve up...

Keep an eye out for that unsubscribe button

Twitter brings live-streaming app Periscope to Android

Casey Newton May 26, 2015 09:00 am17 hours ago 35

Periscope, the promising live-streaming app owned by Twitter, arrives on Android today. Like its cousin on iOS, which debuted two months ago to the day, Periscope for Android lets you watch and record...

Expanding the scope

Microsoft is developing a cross-platform cloud clipboard called OneClip

Kwame Opam May 22, 2015 12:32 pm05.22.2015 57

Microsoft's focus on productivity is bearing new fruit. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed today that the company is now working on a cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The app is designed to let the user...

Copy once, paste anywhere

Snapchat job posting hints at big 2016 election plans

Chris Welch May 22, 2015 11:47 am05.22.2015 2

Snapchat is putting out a call for anyone interested in joining the ephemeral messaging company as a "content analyst." The job is actually far more interesting than its title would have you believe;...

Snapchat is looking for journalists and creative storytellers

YouTube extends beta period for its Music Key subscription service until September

Casey Newton May 21, 2015 06:21 pm05.21.2015 6

Six months into the trial period for YouTube's subscription music service, the company is still working to create a service people will be willing to pay for. To that end, beta testers received an email...

YouTube wants you to start shopping directly from its pre-roll ads

Casey Newton May 21, 2015 01:09 pm05.21.2015 9

YouTube, which has 1 billion monthly users and zero profits, will attempt to boost revenue by letting you shop from its pre-roll advertisements. This assumes that you actually watch pre-roll...

It's clicking with advertisers

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Sling TV now available on Nexus Player and other Android TV devices

Chris Welch May 21, 2015 11:20 am05.21.2015 22

Dish's Sling TV can now be streamed on Google's Nexus Player and other devices shipping with Android TV. We first saw the internet TV service running on the Nexus Player back at CES, but clearly it's taken...

Add another device to the list

QuizUp is trying to reinvent itself by turning into a social network

Josh Lowensohn May 21, 2015 08:00 am05.21.2015 8

One of the strangest things any company can do is suddenly shove a social network in your face. It's even worse when a service you're used to suddenly gets socialized in a way that is unavoidable. A recent...

What is a pivot?

You can download an Adblock Plus browser for Android

Jacob Kastrenakes May 20, 2015 05:58 pm05.20.2015 37

Adblock Plus is one of the most popular desktop browser extensions, but so far it hasn't had a real presence on mobile. That starts to change today with the beta release of Adblock Browser, an Android...

The ad blocking works, but the browser could be faster

Apple could include a smart home app in iOS 9

Jacob Kastrenakes May 20, 2015 04:05 pm05.20.2015 25

Apple may be planning to release a new app designed to manage its partners' smart home products, which will begin shipping next monthAccording to 9to5Mac, Apple employees are testing versions of iOS 9...

HomeKit products begin shipping next month

Spotify will match music to your running pace

Chris Welch May 20, 2015 11:47 am05.20.2015 31

Spotify's surprise announcement is all about fitness and running. The company has built an all-new user experience that's designed for runners. Spotify unveiled the new feature at its event in New York...

The app is reinventing itself for runners
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