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Andy Milonakis, 16, tries on Snap Spectacles on Nov. 10, the day they went on sale. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Snapchat’s young users are at once its greatest asset and one of its biggest risks

February 9, 2017

By Tracey Lien and Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times (TNS) Kids don’t use email any more. Facebook is for Mom and Dad. And Yik Yak is so 2015. When it comes to communication in 2017, Snapchat is...

Los Angeles resident Albert Borrero tries his pair of Spectacles shortly after they went on sale in November 2016. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

January 26, 2017

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The company behind Snapchat has two offerings — that beloved, 5-year-old app for messaging and video streaming, and Spectacles, a months-old,...

Snapchat, looking to bitmojis for ad potential, buys Bitstrips

Snapchat, looking to bitmojis for ad potential, buys Bitstrips

March 30, 2016

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) You as a cartoon? That’s what Bitstrips Inc.’s app does, slapping customized avatars onto comical sketches designed to be shared on social media. The messages...

Snapchat? Twitter? Millennials aren’t that interested

September 29, 2015

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) All millennials are hooked on social networks like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, right? Maybe not, according to survey results recently published by investment...

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