Stories tagged: snapchat
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
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, 8:54 p.m.
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, 9:47 a.m.
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, 4:19 p.m.
Snapchat is joining the online games bandwagon with a new service that lets people play together on its mobile platform.
Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:49 a.m.
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, 5:42 p.m.
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.
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.
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, 6:04 p.m.
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.
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, 9:20 a.m.
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, 3:10 p.m.
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, 9:46 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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, 7:54 a.m.
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.
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, 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, 12:11 p.m.
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, 7:30 a.m.
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, 7:30 a.m.
The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
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, 11:23 a.m.
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, 6 p.m.
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, 6:59 p.m.
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, 8:17 a.m.
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 …