Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Around The Net

  • Twitter Isn't Flipboard's Only AdmirerThe Wall Street Journal

    Twitter apparently isn’t the only tech giant kicking Flipboard’s tires. “In recent weeks, Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have both reached out and held early discussions with Flipboard,” The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. “Those talks have involved ideas around how products could be integrated, but they haven’t evolved to a price.”  ...Read the whole story

  • The Thumb Is Going Away At SnapchatRe/code

    Founder Evan Spiegel discloses that soon, users won't have to keep their thumb on the screen to watch Snapchat videos. Once it was a technical necessity. Now is isn't. ...Read the whole story

  • Snapchat Hires Ex-Fox Exec To Develop ProgramsVideoInk

    Though most people only visit Snapchat for a moment, it hopes hiring former Fox comedy executive Marcus Wiley as head of program planning and development will get the ball rolling to make the social network a programming source too.  ...Read the whole story

Snapchat Users, Active On Mobile, Watch 2 Billion Videos A Day

Snapchat has 100 million users who watch an astonishing two billion videos per day, according to founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, who shared the latest figures with Bloomberg in an article published this week. That's half ...More