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Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

SnapChat Valued At $19 Billion: Property On Exclusive Islands Is Expensive

Julie Ask | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Julie Ask

SnapChat has proven its offering brings this unique value -- with a service that is more akin to a conversation than most digital communications that boast cloud storage.

Fusion Launches New Mini-Series On Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media

Fusion is launching a new miniseries on Snapchat Discover, the network announced Wednesday. The series, "Outpost," is set to premiere on Feb. 25 an...

Snapchat's New Round Of Funding Puts The Mobile Messaging App At $19 Billion Valuation

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology

Feb 17 (Reuters) - 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 ...

How Snapchat's New Discover Feature Could Revolutionize Mobile News

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media
Daniel Etcovitch

That's right, the app that was once used primarily for nude photos wants to be a legitimate source for news. Snapchat has negotiated some kind of contract that makes it exactly that: a useful source for easy to consume news content.

A Valentine Like No Other

Cathy Sikorski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Comedy
Cathy Sikorski

The day of love has arrived, It couldn't be sweeter If you were a poster, a blogger or tweeter. But you, even you, must acknowledge the one Who ha...

7 Things I Miss About Love In The '90s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The world worked differently then -- how people met, how we kept in touch. Numbers on scraps of paper were easy to lose, but somehow, we still found each other.

Why All Local Businesses Need to Consider Snapchat

Kofi Frimpong | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Kofi Frimpong

It is 2015 and millennials are only spending more time on their mobile devices and consequently spending more time on popular social media apps. It's always entertaining to see how older folks perceive newer technology targeted towards teenagers.

This App Actually Lets You Send Screenshot-Proof Messages And Photos

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology

Step aside, Snapchat.

Seriously Lonely Guy Snapchats His Heartbreak And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.02.2015 | Divorce

However single or distraught you are over your last split, take heart: you aren't as lonely or heartbroken as this guy. "My buddy Billy has been S...

The New York Times They Are A-Changin' Featuring Snapchat and theSkimm

Sarah Collins | Posted 02.02.2015 | College
Sarah Collins

The second wave of media is here, and it is here to be our cyber public forum. We can read, watch, or listen to news pieces and then comment on and share them in a vocal way, making us all better-informed global citizens who can, in turn, choose to act.

Snapchat is Taking Risks it Doesn't Have to, and That's Impressive

Edward Lando | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Edward Lando

Snapchat is becoming a very complex, deep product. They initially rocketed because there was no faster, more lightweight way of sending a photo. Now their new content channels are hard to find all the way to the right of the app.

Snapchat As You Knew It Is Gone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.28.2015 | Technology

One of the most popular messaging apps sure isn't what it used to be, oh, 48 hours ago. Snapchat on Tuesday announced a massive update called "Disc...

Why Snapchat Is Going to Beat Facebook at News

Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Searles

Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.

Snapchat Teams Up With CNN

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies to feature videos and articles on its mobile messaging ...

7 Cool Ways to Have Fun Online While Protecting Your Privacy

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

I've got to be connected -- we all do today. And I've always loved tech -- particularly the helpful kind built by entrepreneurs who respect and honor their customers.

Here's a Tactic Every Business Is Missing in Social Media

Michael Price | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Michael Price

The Internet and subsequently social media was born out of a desire for humans to connect and collaborate with one another, whether it's adding content to someone's website or creating YouTube videos together.

Here's How Social Media Marketing Will Change in 2015

Michael Price | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Michael Price

Eight years ago I began my career as a social media marketer. To give this time frame some context, the year was 2007

Five Social Media Predictions for 2015

Tania Yuki | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Tania Yuki

The successful convergence of context, content and targeting involves moving away from traditional segmentation, that forces people into static buckets, and towards technology that gets to know people better. This will seriously impact how marketers think about their customers and audiences.

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements

Stephen Balkam | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015

Snapchat and What It's Missing

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Joshua Ebrahimi

During a time when so many social media companies are attempting to increase user engagement on their platforms, Snapchat is surely doing something right. However, there is one thing that Snapchat is missing.

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Snapchat's Snapcash: Is Peer-To-Peer Payment Safe?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.14.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Snapchat has partnered up with Square for a new feature, Snapcash, which allows its users to send and receive money on the app. It's as easy as sending selfies with Snapchat, but how safe is it?

Wordplay Run Amok: Et Tu, TRUSTe?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

TRUSTe did a bang up job establishing themselves as the must have credential that sites paid them well for. You offer eye candy and a pretty little logo to provide a sense of security. Truth in advertising however, requires more than stamps. It demands in this case, annual inspections and that is what TRUSTe promised.

The Office Party From Hell

Michael Ramah | Posted 02.08.2015 | Media
Michael Ramah

This holiday season, let's remember that only amateurs get roaring drunk in front of their bosses, managers or clients. Much less a global audience of fans, followers, stakeholders, critics and commentators.