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UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Rogers High School locked down for picture of gun; no threat determined

Rogers High School went into a brief lockdown Wednesday following reports of a social media post showing a student holding a gun.


Snap joins online game fray, unveils advertising products

Snapchat is joining the online-games bandwagon with a new service that lets people play together on its mobile platform. The company says it wants to make it easier for friends …


Snap joins online game fray, unveils advertising products

Snapchat is joining the online games bandwagon with a new service that lets people play together on its mobile platform.


Ohio man arrested in sextortion case targeting Florida student via Snapchat

An Ohio man was arrested Wednesday after he extorted a University of Central Florida student with her sexually explicit photos and posted them online, an arrest affidavit said.


Snap to lose chief financial officer, its second in a year

The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

How you can unsend that Snapchat message you accidentally sent to your ex

Snapchat is rolling out a new feature in the coming weeks to help you limit the damage of sending messages you really wish you hadn’t sent.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Shooting threats prompt schools to weigh risks, notifications and lockdowns

Spokane Public Schools officials take every social media shooting threat seriously. But serious enough to close school or order a lockdown? That’s a tougher call.


WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental

German auto parts maker Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Facebook losing its cool as U.S. teens pick YouTube, Snapchat

Three years ago, Facebook was the dominant social media site among U.S. teens, visited by 71 percent of people in that magic, trendsetting demographic. Not anymore.


Snap’s slowdown stirs doubt on redesign

Snapchat’s redesign isn’t working.


Facebook losing young to Snapchat faster than expected

As older people continue to inch Facebook’s user count upward, teenagers are increasingly leaving the social media powerhouse in favor of a platform they feel they have greater control over: …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.


New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Arrest made in connection to Lake City High threats; school resumes with safety measures in place

Dozens of cellphone-clutching students spilled out of the front entrance of Lake City High School on Thursday afternoon, the final bell giving them freedoms that were temporarily taken away.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Thanks to Harvey, Snapchat’s Map went from being really creepy to really useful

When Snapchat first launched its Snap Maps feature, it was derided by parents and privacy advocates as a way to stalk people, particularly vulnerable teens. But there is another far …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …


Snapchat enables searching through public posts for first time

LOS ANGELES – Around the clock on Thursday, video producers at Snap Inc. sorted through thousands of user-submitted videos on the company’s Snapchat app and turned them into a handful …


Oh Snap? After bursting out of the gate, shares give way

Anyone wanting to invest in the company that owns Snapchat will have an opportunity to do something that early investors were unable to do: buy shares for less than they …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

A private Catholic high school in California’s Silicon Valley that made $24 million from an initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. will use the windfall for financial aid, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Snap shares soar in market debut

Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, debuted Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. SNAP started its life as a public company with an estimated value …


Snapchat company sets IPO targets: $3.7 billion windfall and $22 billion valuation

Snap Inc. set a starting price range of $14 to $16 per share for its initial public offering, which at the top end could value the Los Angeles technology company …


Mayhem continues as 200 teens crash Philadelphia mall for Snapchat-planned brawl, officials say

The mayhem that has rippled through malls in more than a dozen states continued Tuesday evening, when about 200 rowdy teenagers showed up en masse at a Philadelphia mall in …


Snapchat: How the vanishing-photo app managed not to fade

NEW YORK – Snapchat has managed to build something lasting out of photos that vanish almost instantly. The fast-growing social network for millennials has come a long way since its …


Snapchat maker expands in London ahead of public offering

The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.


Kansas cheerleader suspended over KKK Snapchat pic

A University of Kansas cheerleader has been suspended from cheering after a photo was posted on her Snapchat account linking the Ku Klux Klan with President-elect Donald Trump.


Body-shaming Playboy model charged in L.A.

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a Playboy model who took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments …


Social media helps drive big increases in registered voters in Washington and Idaho

Washington voter rolls swelled by 50,000 in two days, aided by social media campaigns encouraging users to register to vote. Voter registrations in Idaho last month were about 40,000 ahead …


Snapchat’s new Memories tool will let you upload snaps from the past

On Snapchat, it’s always been about the last 24 hours. With its requirement that photos and videos shared with friends be taken in the moment, the app has focused on …


Snapchat expands investor base as it grabs $1.3 billion in funding

Snapchat Inc. has broadly expanded its shareholder base over the last year, going far beyond the few venture capitalists who bankrolled the Los Angeles firm when it was merely an …


Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam

A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …