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This Charity Used a Loophole on Mobile Payment App Venmo to Raise Money

Water is Life turned $10 into $800

It's no surprise that nonprofits operate on shoestring-sized budgets and are constantly working to recruit a new generation of millennial donors. But Water is Life, a charity focused on providing…

Kik Is Launching a Way for Users to Share Chatbot Invites With Their Friends

Messaging app wants brands and games to go viral

Kik is launching a way for users to share chatbots with friends by allowing them to "invite" other users to try out various games, news organizations and brands on the…

Ghostbusters' Snapchat Ad Lets Users Use Both Sides of the Phone's Camera to Add Filters

App's first 'dual lens' campaign

Despite poor initial reactions to the YouTube trailer for this summer's Ghostbusters reboot, Sony Pictures is pulling out all the bells and whistles to promote the movie—including a big push…

L’Oréal's New Themed Emojis Are a Response to a 'Lack of Authentic Beauty Creative'

Brand leans on consumers to start conversation

Plenty of brands have launched one-off apps in an attempt to get onboard with the emoji craze, but L'Oréal hopes to make emojis part of a longer-term discussion about beauty trends…

HGTV and Food Network's New Amazon TV Apps Let You Shop With Your Remote

Couch-potato commerce

Good news, Lazybones. If you have electronics and lawn care products to buy this weekend, you might not need to get off your living room sofa. HGTV and Food Network today…

Wendy's Summer Campaign Plays Off the Boom in Recipe Videos—but With a Twist

Taking a cue from popular Facebook clips

Thanks to the recent popularity of BuzzFeed's Tasty and other food-focused publishers, recipe videos have taken over Facebook news feeds. But that doesn't mean the meals advertised are actually easy enough…

The Republican National Convention Mobile App Has Livestreaming and a 360-Degree View

GOP offers a whole new view of Donald Trump

Anyone inside or outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland later this month will be able to see all the elephants in the room in more ways than ever before. Just in…

Snapchat Just Revealed a New Feature Called 'Memories' That Saves Snaps

A collagelike function for its growing user base

Snapchat has been hinting for some time that it doesn't want to be known as an "ephemeral app" anymore, even taking a bit of umbrage with the notion lately. Now, the…

How 4 Destinations Are Wooing Young Travelers on Snapchat

From an LGBT campaign in Dallas to neighborhood tours in Philly

This Thursday, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is launching a paid campaign on Facebook and Twitter to promote the city's first Snapchat channel. But rather than rolling it out…

Here's Why Las Vegas Hired DJ Khaled to Launch Its Snapchat Channel

Underscores a big tourism trend from coast to coast

Las Vegas is hoping DJ Khaled proves to be the key to winning over millennials. For a day and a half, the King of Snapchat committed the cardinal sin of Sin City:…

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