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Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new 'face filters' on iPhone

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

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Snap's fledgling Spectacles sold just over 63,000 units in March quarter

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

In a sign of how tough the market for Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses could be, Snap is estimated to have sold a little over 63,800 pairs of Spectacles in the March quarter.

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Snap signs major network deals for Snapchat TV shows

05/04/2017, 11:05 am

Snap is reportedly signing deals with a variety of TV networks to get shows in its popular iPhone and Android app, Snapchat -- echoing a similar strategy being adopted by Twitter.

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Snapchat for iPhone gains 3D, augmented reality 'World Lenses'

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

The iPhone version of Snapchat on Tuesday updated with a feature called World Lenses, making more advanced use of the augmented reality technology Snap has experimented with for over a year.

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Pornhub launches TrickPics for iOS, an AR photo filter for censoring nude selfies

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.

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Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-app camera for Apple's iPhone

03/28/2017, 11:03 am

Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected Spectacles

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.

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In filing for $3 billion IPO, Snapchat identifies Apple as a major competitor

02/03/2017, 10:02 am

Snap Inc, the company behind the Snapchat iOS app, is preparing an initial public offering which it hopes can raise $3 billion, with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing identifying Apple and its iMessage platform as one of its main competitors.

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Snapchat looks to extend iPhone app's Lenses feature to locations

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

Future versions of Snapchat for the iPhone could reportedly recognize and overlay images onto the world around you, extending well beyond just facial recognition.

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Snapchat for iPhone adding universal search bar to speed up interactions

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

Image and video sharing app Snapchat is making itself easier and quicker to navigate by username, via a soon-to-arrive update for iOS introducing a universal search bar that gives access to core functions.

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Snapchat announces Spectacles video-recording sunglasses, available this fall for $130

09/24/2016, 02:09 am

Snap, Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, on Friday announced its first hardware product in Spectacles, a $130 pair of sunglasses with an embedded camera that captures 10-second point-of-view video clips at the tap of a button.

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Snapchat joins Apple on Bluetooth consortium, plots wearable augmented reality hardware

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The latest member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is growing social media platform Snapchat, amidst rumors that the company is working on a wearable augmented reality device that will expand its presence into hardware.

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Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new iPhone video editing app - report

08/25/2016, 08:08 am

Apple is said to be looking to tiptoe into the social media space again, both expanding social media sharing within its OS suites, and building a Snapchat-like video and image sharing service for a 2017 launch.

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RunKeeper, Snapchat updated to better utilize iOS and Apple Watch features

08/16/2016, 04:08 pm

New updates released Tuesday RunKeeper and Snapchat bring a host of improvements like enhanced Apple Watch connectivity for the fitness app and "Low Power Mode" energy conservation techniques for the secure communications utility.

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Snapchat might abandon hold-to-view UI, takes wait and see approach to Apple Watch app

05/26/2015, 10:05 pm

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference on Tuesday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the ephemeral messaging firm is tossing around the idea of ditching its familiar hold-to-view user interface, a change that could help pave the way for an Apple Watch app version.

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