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Continental: We, er, tire of Whatsapp, Snapchat on work phones. GDPR, innit?

Multinational car parts maker Continental AG has banned its employees from using Whatsapp and Snapchat on their work phones due to concerns over the recently introduced European General Data Protection Regulation. "In the company's opinion, these services have deficiencies when it comes to data protection, as they access a …

Your day's going crap? Let's rap. Snapchat self-splat chat app chaps zap $350m, Wall St saps clap

Snapchat maker Snap's stock price is through the roof today after the self-destructing-image flinger managed to lose only slightly less money than analysts predicted. The photo-sharing upstart revealed this week that for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, ending December 31, it recorded: Revenues of $285.7m were up 72 per …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Feb 2018
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Captain Morgan told off for Snapchat lens: That grog be aimed at kiddies

Rum peddler Captain Morgan has come under fire from the UK ads watchdog for using a Snapchat lens that could appeal to underage teenagers. In response, the drinks firm has suspended all its advertising with Snap globally, while it assess the incremental age verification safeguards that Snapchat is implementing. The lens made …
Kat Hall, 3 Jan 2018
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Oh Snap! Rap for crap chat app brats in nine-month $3bn scrap flap

Shares in (former) social media darling Snap Inc. are understandably tanking today after the photo-spaffing service said it was losing more money and gaining fewer users than anticipated. The Q3 report, out today, found the upstart recording losses that were more than double its revenues while user growth also slowed and a …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2017

Camera company, huh? Snap's nerd goggles look destined for landfill

Comment Although Snap Inc. still insists on its home page that it's "a camera company", nobody seems to want its "camera". The core user base of millennials have stayed away from its hardware foray, resulting in an expensive flop. The social network for yoof rebranded itself in the build-up to its IPO in March. Being a social network …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2017
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Brickbat unwraps in lap of crap Snapchat yap app technocrat brats after stock splat mishap

Snap Inc is being sued by its shareholders who claim that executives misled investors about the value of SnapChat app maker ahead of its IPO earlier this year. The lawsuit [PDF], filed this month in the California Central US District Court, accuses Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel and CFO Drew Vollero of violating US securities laws. …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Jul 2017

BBC and Snap. But, why?

The BBC gave the controversial Silicon Valley tech IPO Snap a priceless publicity boost today, by bringing its Planet Earth II series “exclusively” to Snap’s app and nerd goggles before the show launches on terrestrial TV in North America. Planet Earth II made its UK TV debut in November. Six episodes, containing some unseen …

2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

Millennial vanity magnifier Snap Inc, the post-profit maker of Snapchat, hopes to raise $3bn in an initial public offering. The builder of sometimes cute and occasionally terrifying photo filters says in a filing to the SEC that it will debut on the stock market later this year, specifically the New York Stock Exchange using …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Feb 2017
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Ooops! One in three tech IPOs now trading below their starting price

Around 33 per cent of the technology companies to enter the market in the last ten years are currently valued at a price lower than their IPO mark. This according to researchers with analytics house Geckoboard, which studied 100 software, hardware, and social networking companies that have undertaken IPOs since 2006. Of those …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Jan 2017
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Snapchat chooses London for international headquarters

The company behind teen sexting phenomenon Snapchat has chosen London for its international HQ. The Snap Group already has 75 staff here. The company cited proximity to the UK’s world-class creative sector, which in this context means digital adland. The ephemeral nature of Snapchat, which deletes photos after a short time …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jan 2017

Snapchap snaps back: Snapchat Snapbrats' Snapstats are Snapcrap

A former Snapchat employee has accused the selfie-slinging giant of illegally inflating its user numbers and misleading investors. Anthony Pompliano, a former Growth Lead, says that the photo and video streamer is providing false metrics to its advertisers and investors as parent company Snap Inc prepares its initial public …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Jan 2017
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Snapchat coding error nearly destroys all of time for the internet

The current release of the Snapchat app on iOS contains a coding error which is flooding the internet's Network Time Protocol (NTP) pool. NTP is one of the oldest internet protocols, and has for decades been used to synchronise computers to within milliseconds. The NTP pool is a network of volunteers' servers which …

Oh Snap! How intelligent people make themselves stupid for Snapchat

Comment Perv-magnet app Snapchat is no more. It has renamed itself Snap! as it wants to be a respectable media tech company. Specifically, it says “a camera company”. Here’s perhaps the only interesting thing about Snapchat. Nobody really understands what the point of it is, and maybe Snapchat doesn’t either. But it’s exploited this …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Sep 2016

Snapchat loses payroll information to phoul phisherpholk

Snapchat has blabbed its staff payroll information to a criminal after someone in human resources fell prey to a phishing email. The firm told employees past and present in a statement that it is "impossibly sorry" for the error. It says users who have never worked for the company have not been affected. The company blog says …
Darren Pauli, 1 Mar 2016

Snapchat TITSUP on heels of Google App Engine outage

Google's App Engine suffered a long overnight outage that may have also sent high-profile customer Snapchat into a Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP) state. Google explains here that the 11-plus-hour outage has now been resolved, but the flow through to Snapchat (if that's what it is) is still ongoing. The …
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Speaking in Tech: 'Look, Snapchat is porn... it isn't regulated!'

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, everyone is back to talk about Cisco, over-priced watches, Snapchat porn and more. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla). Here are the details: (1:00) Eddie, the Forbidden City, …
Team Register, 11 Nov 2015

‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes

Many of the 175 cases of revenge porn offences investigated by UK police since a change of the law since April were dropped because of insufficient evidence, suggesting that victims are too frightened. Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 became law in April in an attempt to stem the rising tide of revenge …
John Leyden, 13 Oct 2015

Tech turned on its head: 'Dislike' button in Facebook, pay Snapchat $1 to defuse self-destructing sexy selfies

Snapchat is about to get a bit less self-destructive with the introduction of a new pay-to-replay option on received pics. The auto-deleting image-sharing service said Tuesday that those who were willing to splash a bit of coin would be able to re-play images they had previously viewed. Once limited to a single "replay" of a …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Sep 2015

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