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Snapchat Reportedly Hits Six Billion Views Daily

Snapchat says it has tripled the number of daily video views on the popular app in recent months, a huge jump that brings it ever-closer to its social media rival Facebook in that metric. The Los Angeles-based company confirmed to the Financial Times that views on Snapchat have skyrocketed from two to six billion since […]

How Does Snapchat Make Money?

Snapchat is worth billions, according to investors Disappearing message app Snapchat has been valued at $10billion to $19bn depending on which figures you believe. Not bad for an idea dreamt up by a student in a design class four years ago. Snapchat co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel hasn’t looked back since. At just 24-years-old, […]

Pinterest Makes a Push Into Ecommerce With “Buy” Button

Possibly an attempt to generate affiliate revenue through user pinned content, Pinterest is planning on launching a “Buy” button on the site that will give users the ability to purchase items without actually leaving Pinterest. Aiming for an unnamed 2015 release date within the next six months, the company will likely run a trial of […]

Apple’s Plans for Beats Music

Apple’s plans for Beats, the company it acquired for $3 billion earlier this year, are coming into sharper focus. Apple plans to include its Beats music service in future versions of iOS, its mobile software system for iPhones and iPads, according to people briefed on the plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because […]

GM Leans Heavily Towards Google & Apple For Apps

General Motors’ next generation infotainment system, the new MyLink was intended to bring a bevy of new entertainment, information and lifestyle apps into the Chevy dashboard, all accessible from GM’s own app store. AppShop never made it into any of GM’s new 4G cars released this summer. Nor did promised apps like NPR, Slacker Radio, […]

Austin-Based App Speeds Up Your Dining Experience

Inspired by an hour wait to pay his check at a business lunch, Rick Orr came up with TabbedOut, a nationwide mobile payment software platform. Now Austin eateries are ordering apps from him! Rick Orr actually got the idea for TabbedOut back in 2002 when he was stuck waiting for a check for almost an hour […]

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