Posts Tagged ‘snapchat’

Snapchat Supposedly Turned Down a $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook

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When Facebook spent the staggering amount of $1 billion on the Instagram acquisition, people the world over thought they were crazy for throwing that kind of money on an app that, at the time, hadn’t generated any revenue.

Well, that acquisition turned out pretty well for CEO Zuckerberg, who has since allegedly turned his sights on Snapchat, only to have an even more ludicrous offer spurned. How much more ludicrous, you ask? Apparently, Snapchat recently turned down a $3 billion offer from the social media giant. Read more…

SnapHack Permanently Saves All of Your Snapchats, No More Disappearing Pics

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In the past, we’ve reported on potential loopholes and issues with Snapchat’s disappearing picture system that allowed adamant users to take screenshots without sending notifications or review snaps that had expired, but SnapHack is on a whole other level.

SnapHack is an app for iOS that, for just $1, lets users pull and permanently save every single snap their friends send their way — no more disappearing photos or videos. Read more…

Snapchat Debutes Stories, a Disappearing Recap of Snaps from the Last 24 Hours

Since it first burst onto the scene, Snapchat has become a major player in the social fabric of today. Once, the self-destructing photo messaging model was considered a fad, but no more. As Snapchat surges towards the possibility of a billion dollar valuation and usage statistics continue to climb, that “fad” is clearly more than just that.

But that doesn’t mean the Snapchat team has been sitting in the office twiddling their thumbs, they’ve been hard at work creating an exciting update that was finally announced today called Stories. Read more…

Snapchat Micro to Bring Self-Destructing Photos to the Samsung Smartwatch

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Those who think that image sharing app Snapchat is a waste might want to skip over this post. Earlier today we found out that the app and its self-destructing photos are expanding with the release of the new Snapchat Micro app, a version specifically built for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Read more…

Self-Destructing Snaps: Secret.li is Like Snapchat Meets Facebook Photos

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Privacy concerns abound in the digital age, especially where pictures are concerned. With massive social networks like Facebook and Instagram offering more-or-less on/off security with little in way of customization, apps that allow you to take your photos’ privacy in your own hands by deleting the photo after a set amount of time have taken off (think Snapchat and Facebook’s Poke).

Secret.li is such an app, only it takes a different approach at making the Facebook sharing of photos more secure by combing the self-destructing function of Snapchat with a few other privacy-focused features. Read more…

iOS 7 May Let Snapchat Users Screenshot Pictures Secretly

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Snapchat may be having a tiny little issue when it comes to iOS 7 usability. Apple’s updated mobile operating system (which is currently in beta) reportedly allows users to screenshot Snapchat “snaps” secretly.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Photo Sharing App Snapchat Now Worth a Whopping $800 Million

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Photo sharing is big business. Just ask Snapchat‘s founders. The service (launched in late 2011) has managed to raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million in venture capital funding, an investment that pegs the value of the company at a staggering $800 million.
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SnapChat Heading Towards Monetization and a Potential $1 Billion Valuation

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To say that SnapChat has taken off would be an understatement. When we first wrote about the app in December of last year, we were impressed that the (not entirely) self-destructing photo messaging app had managed to raise over $10 million at a $70 million valuation. Now, if we add a zero to each of those numbers we’d still fall short of what several sources are expecting from the SnapChat’s latest round of funding. Read more…

Photographer Offers Video Proof that You Can Dig Up and Save Expired Snapchats

After reading our previous article on how Decipher Forensics had managed to find and restore expired Snapchats on Android devices, a photographer named Nick got to thinking that he might be able to do the same thing on his jailbroken iPhone.

The idea was that, since these snaps were simply saved in a folder in the file system, he should be able to use an app such as iFile to browse to that folder and see, save or even e-mail them to himself. It turns out he can, and it only took Nick 10 minutes to figure out where “deleted” Snapchat videos were stored. Read more…

Forensics Firm Discovers that Snapchat Photos Don’t Disappear After All

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Snapchat has been a huge success since it was first introduced in September 2011. Competing with the likes of Instagram, Facebook and other photo sharing platforms, Snapchat set itself apart by offering the fleeting experience of disappearing photos. When you send a photo, you set a time-limit of up to 10 seconds. After that, the photo allegedly disappears.

But unfortunately for the app’s user base, which is currently sharing a whopping 150 million photos daily, it turns out those photos aren’t quite so fleeting. A Utah-based forensics firm has discovered that the photos are still stored on the receiving phone. Read more…