Stories tagged: snapchat
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Threat targeting Deer Park High School students was overblown, stemmed from ‘trash-talking’ on Snapchat, sheriff’s office says
On the Spokane forum on the website Reddit, one user wrote that an “anonymous student” had threatened to “shoot up” the school. In a news release Wednesday, however, the sheriff’s …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
Rogers High School went into a brief lockdown Wednesday following reports of a social media post showing a student holding a gun.
Fri., April 5, 2019
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 …
Thu., April 4, 2019
Snapchat is joining the online games bandwagon with a new service that lets people play together on its mobile platform.
Fri., March 15, 2019
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.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
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
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
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.
Tue., June 5, 2018
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
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.
Wed., May 2, 2018
Snapchat’s redesign isn’t working.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
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
Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., April 2, 2017
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 …
Tue., March 7, 2017
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
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
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 …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
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 …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
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 …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
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 …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
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.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
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 …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
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 …
Wed., July 6, 2016
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 …
Fri., May 27, 2016
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 …