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Brands May Be Surprised to Find Themselves on Yo Squatters likely reason Pepsi, Subway, McDonald's popping up on hot app

Yo, Pepsi. Yo, McDonald's. Yo, Subway. Welcome to Yo—whether you like it or not.  The identities of some of the largest corporations are popping up on the latest app obsession—among them,…

June 20, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

This Small Startup Says Facebook Imitated Its Photo App Idea Look forces users to share, too

Facebook’s new app isn’t a Snapchat clone; it’s more of a Look-alike. The core feature of Facebook’s Slingshot—the requirement to reply to unlock a photo—already appears on an iPhone app…

June 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

Disney's Frozen Coming to Messaging Apps in Sticker Form TextPride gets rights to sell characters on phones

Disney's Frozen is coming to messaging apps in sticker form. The animated blockbuster has been merchandised, advertised, digitized—and now there's a licensing deal to bring the characters to apps like…

May 30, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

Snapchat CEO Apologizes for 'Idiotic' Emails From Frat Days Says they don't reflect his views on women

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel has apologized after a series of emails from his college days revealed insensitive statements regarding women. Gawker’s Valleywag published Spiegel’s e-mails from when he was a…

May 28, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

14 Digital Trends on Kleiner Perkins' Venture Capital Radar Mary Meeker on who shall inherit the Web

Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook…

May 28, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

May 20, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Tango Messaging App Invites Brands to Hit Publish Taps Spotify, AOL for launch of channels

Messaging app Tango is following in the footsteps of competitors like BlackBerry Messenger with the launch of media channels users can follow. Tango Channels is still in testing and will…

May 20, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink Enters secret messaging fray

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover target.  Blink is a small startup with…

May 14, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

How One Guy Wooed 2,000 Women on Tinder Is spam good for the heart?

Blake Jamieson is trying to digitally play his way into women’s hearts, and it might actually be working. The aspiring content marketer applied a little branding to his profile on…

April 16, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

Twitter's Redesign Speaks to Brands and Users With Emojis, Vine Messenger, Video, Ads 'Media forward' simplifies tweet culture

Twitter’s new look is rolling out more widely today, and it has some users saying it looks similar to Facebook. The messaging service is making changes to solve its most…

April 8, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

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