Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Tag Archives: Snapchat

Snapchat’s new bold logo sparks frustration

LONDON: Gen Z considers Snapchat its favorite social media platform, but it’s not the social app teens use the most. People hate even the simplest of changes, especially when it’s a brand or logo that’s been fairly consistent over time. Snapchat updated their logo last week, making the outline of ...

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SnapChat Loses 3 Million Daily Active Users

LONDON: Rival image and video app Instagram introduced Stories – its own version of Snapchat’s Story feature – two years ago, and it has since grown to have a larger user base than the whole of Snapchat. Snapchat’s major redesign, first introduced towards the end of 2017, was also met ...

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Survey finds more than half of 12 year olds have live-streamed content

LONDON: Social media companies need to act now to protect children after Barnardo’s reveals more than half of 12-year-olds have posted live videos on apps and websites meant for older children and adults. A survey by YouGov for Barnardo’s found that 57% of 12-year-olds and more than one-in-four children aged ...

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One hour of social media enough to ruin your sleeping pattern

TORONTO: One hour a day on social media can derail your sleeping pattern, a new study warns. The report by Canadian researchers was commissioned to assess why so many young people struggle to sleep eight hours. They found the root problem to be social media: those who spent at least ...

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Haifa Hussein steps out of the limelight

MANAMA: In a surprise move, Haifa Hussein, the Bahraini actress, has announced that she is retiring from her profession claiming that she cannot find worthy works to be presented. Writing on her Instagram account, Haifa said: “Dear audience, I am sorry to give you this news but after long consideration ...

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Apple buys London-based music-recognition app Shazam for $400M

LONDON: After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today. It is purchasing the startup – one of earliest players in the world of mobile music – as part of its bigger ambitions in the music ...

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Prince William launches anti-cyber bullying plan

LONDON: The Duke of Cambridge is expected to launch a guide for children on how to cope with a “banter escalation scenario”, after bringing together social media giants to help combat cyberbullying. The Duke announced a “green cross code” for the 21st century, teaching young people aged 11-16 what to ...

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Marnie Simpson has Snapchat ads banned for breaking rules

LONDON: Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson has had two Snapchat posts banned for failing to clearly indicate they were ads. The posts were removed after Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received complaints from people challenging whether they were obviously identifiable as endorsements. The posts, both on June 20, showed Ms Simpson ...

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Faryal Makhdoom slams boxer on Twitter

BIRMINGHAM Amir Khan’s estranged wife has fired the latest salvo in the online war of words between the feuding pair. The boxer’s marriage to Faryal Makhdoom broke down this year when they accused each other of cheating in an ugly Twitter spat. The former couple have since been criticising each ...

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