Author: Katie Roof

Snapchat isn’t working and users are freaking out

 Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users are not happy about it. Some people are having trouble sending and receiving messages or connecting to the server. The company first acknowledged the problems on its Twitter page about two hours ago: Some Snapchatters are having trouble with the app We're looking into it!… Read More

Trump’s Twitter account temporarily deactivated due to employee error

 President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went briefly offline on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions. If Trump's Twitter is down, does this technically mean he's no longer POTUS? I mean, it's the only part of the job he pays attention to. — John Schindler (@20committee) November 2, 2017 Some wondered if Trump had… Read More

‘Bad things happen,’ Facebook’s response to Russian election interference

 Facebook has come under fire for its role in influencing the U.S. presidential election, particularly when it comes to “fake news” and Russian-sponsored ads.  When asked about this at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Facebook VP David Marcus at first deflected, talking at length about all the positive impacts that the social media giant has had on the world. “When… Read More

Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

 A quarter of Americans listen to podcasts each month, but far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that is looking to change that with its app that makes it easy to record and distribute content. Anchor also has a discovery platform, which allows users to find audio across categories like news, sports, music and tech. The New York-based team is announcing $10 million in Series A funding, led by… Read More

Another record low for Snap after 14% drop post earnings

 Snap, the Snapchat parent, has had a very difficult ride in the stock market since debuting in March. After pricing its IPO at $17 and then reaching highs of $27, the company has fallen to less than half that. After losing 14% of its value in a single day’s trading, Snap closed Friday at $11.83. The growing social media company revealed on Thursday that it has 173 million daily active… Read More

Snap hits record low after getting rejected from the S&P 500

 Snap shares fell 4% and closed at a record low on Tuesday at $13.10, but it wasn’t just because of the dreaded lockup expiration, which allowed some insiders to finally sell shares. Snap faced another devastating blow when it was revealed that the company won’t make it into the S&P 500, a popular stock market index. The way Snap has divided up its classes of stock have made… Read More