Snapchat Just Revealed a New Feature Called ‘Memories’ That Saves Snaps

Snapchat has been hinting for some time that it doesn’t want to be known as an “ephemeral app” anymore, even taking a bit of umbrage with the notion lately. Now, the company’s pivot from 10-second disappearing messages appears to be complete: The app today revealed a feature called Memories that lets users save posts—still photos […]

Snapchat’s Redesign Is Aimed at Attracting More Eyeballs for Publishers and Brands

Snapchat’s got a brand-new look today. The red-hot messaging app is revamping its feed with a new design that mashes up Discover with Live Stories—the strings of photos and videos that users collect at events—with subscribe buttons, creative headlines and new placements geared at helping publishers amass big audiences. Roughly 20 publishers—including CNN, Hearst, IGN […]

Amazon may soon let you pay using a selfie

Amazon wants you to be able to authorize a transaction with a selfie, so now you’ll have to make sure you’re looking halfway decent when you’re doing some late-night, online shopping. Amazon’s patent application for this technology, first seen by Re/Code, was filed Thursday. The patent describes using a camera to identify a user using […]

Infographic: How Banks Can Woo Millennials

Financial marketers are obsessed with millennials, but millennials aren’t so fond of banks. A new infographic from Facebook IQ reveals that 44 percent of millennials feel like their banks don’t understand them, and 36 percent go so far as to “describe their current bank in unflattering terms.” (Cue the frowning emojis.) This might read like a problem, […]

Infographic: Dating Apps Are Sparking Millions of Social Media Conversations

Dating apps chatter reached a fever pitch in 2015. KBS Attention reviewed more than 2.5 million Twitter conversations that included Grindr, Tinder, Happn, OkCupid and Match to gain insights about the trends. What Attention found: there are a bounty of marketing possibilities. “Looking toward the future, brands and advertisers need to identify ways in which […]

The 100 Best iPhone Apps of All Time

Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” Those words were spoken by Steve Jobs when he unveiled the iPhone in 2007. He was partially right. While it was the iPhone that jumpstarted the smartphone industry, it was the introduction of the first third-party apps a year later that really […]