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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces custom Stories for capturing group moments with friends with the option to invite nearby users to join   —  A natural evolution  —  Snapchat today is rolling out custom Stories, a new form of Story designed to make sharing around big events easier.
May 23, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google Photos adds suggested sharing based on who's pictured, printed photo books service, and shared libraries that let friends see shots taken in real time   —  “Google Photos is on fire!” says a cheery David Lieb, who is standing outside a building on the company's Mountain View campus alongside every one of his fellow employees.
May 17, 2017, 2:07 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat adds snaps with unlimited viewing time and looping videos, which will both self-destruct on being closed, and new creative tools like a “magic eraser”   —  Infinite snaps, loops, and the magic eraser  —  Snapchat added a set of new creative tools to its arsenal today amid …
May 9, 2017, 1:08 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces World Lenses, live filters for the rear-facing camera that add AR elements like a cloud, rainbow, and more   —  Menlo Park, start your photocopiers  —  Snapchat today is rolling out world lenses, a new twist on its popular face filters that continues to the company's exploration of augmented reality.
Apr 18, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Facebook's shifting priorities and inferior monetization options for Instant Articles are leading some big publishers to abandon the format   —  Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing  —  Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters …
Apr 16, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Square is in talks to “acquihire” Yik Yak's team, with one source saying another firm is also interested; founders likely won't join new company   —  The app is likely to shut down  —  Yik Yak, the once high-flying anonymous social network based on college campuses, appears to be heading toward its end.
Apr 4, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs   —  New analytics inside TweetDeck  —  Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Mar 23, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's core features have slowly been unbundled by Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and others, leading to Twitter's overall decline   —  How Amazon and Reddit are rethinking the unthinkable  —  On Tuesday, Reddit announced it was introducing profile pages.
Mar 23, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Behind Genius' shift from web annotations to becoming a video-focused media company, after laying off a quarter of its staff last month   —  Genius, which raised $56.9 million on the promise that it would one day annotate the entire internet, has been losing its minds.
Mar 15, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Pinterest acquires Q&A service Jelly, which pivoted and unpivoted over its 4-year life, and whose co-founder Biz Stone is a Pinterest angel investor   —  Jelly rolls  —  Pinterest said today that it has acquired Jelly, a bad 4-year-old search engine, for an undisclosed sum.
Mar 8, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context

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