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Snapchat is starting to look a lot like Netflix

Snapchat just took a big step forward in its bid to reinvent TV. The company announced a new lineup of original shows, both scripted and unscripted, that will debut on Wednesday. The shows, now branded as "Snap Originals," will be promoted
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Snapchat's new mission: getting you to buy more stuff

As Instagram prepares to challenge Amazon, Snapchat is also getting deeper into the retail game — by making it easier to buy and sell stuff in its app. The app is introducing a new type of ad that will make it easier for users to buy products
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Snapchat will soon let you shop for products on Amazon with its camera

Instead of using your smartphone camera to take puppy-faced selfies on Snapchat, you'll soon be able to use it to shop online. Or do both. SEE ALSO: Why CNN could soon share your Snapchat content Snapchat announced this week it's partnering with
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Ugh, of course 'Snapchat dysmorphia' is a thing in plastic surgery now

Social media filters gave teenagers versions of themselves with flawless skin and big baby blues. What could go wrong? Doctors have been worrying about the impact that social media has on self-image for a while. But now the term "snapchat dysmorphia
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Google Cloud outage brings down Snapchat, Spotify, Discord, and 'Pokémon Go'

A Google Cloud outage is causing major headaches for some of the most popular apps. Snapchat, Spotify, Discord, and Pokémon Go all went down for portions of the afternoon Tuesday, after an unspecified issue with Google's App Engine. SEE ALSO
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Snapchat and Amazon will team up on in-app shopping, report says

When you think of Snapchat, you probably think of faceswaps and dancing hot dogs. But you might soon have a new reason to think of the messaging app: Shopping.  Code unearthed by a developer strongly suggests that Snapchat is readying a new
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Why Snapchat may soon let you play games in its app

Snapchat is starting to look increasingly more like old Facebook. In a bizarre twist of events, it looks like Snap is now embracing a strategy that's not unlike Facebook's playbook circa 2010. SEE ALSO: Snapchat's newest feature aims to create 'a
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Facebook fires shots at YouTube with new poll and gaming creator tools

Move over, Instagram vs. Snapchat. The fight is on between Facebook and YouTube. Facebook announced Tuesday that it's bringing new poll and game features to Live and on demand video for Facebook creators. With this new emphasis on interactivity, and
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Snapchat could soon get its own version of Instagram's Boomerang

It looks like Snapchat may soon be borrowing a feature from Instagram, for once. The app is currently testing a new video feature that lets users create looping Boomerang-style videos. The feature, called "bounce," is being tested in a beta version
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Snapchat launches its developer platform, promises to put privacy first

Snapchat's doing what was once the unthinkable: opening up its app to outside developers. Today, the app is officially launching SnapKit, Snapchat's developer platform, which allows developers to bring Snapchat features, like Bitmoji and Stories,

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