Snapchat is down after Chat 2.0 boosts interest

snapchat-down Snapchat isn’t working for many users, with Stories failing to load and snaps not sending. The outage comes just days after Snapchat released its big Chat 2.0 update that brought stickers and other new features, but possibly more traffic than the service could handle. DownDetector shows a massive increase in problem reports over the past few hours. Users also appear to be having… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/31/snapchat-down/?ncid=rss
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Quora’s first acquisition is Arab Spring instigator’s Q&A site Parlio

Parlio “Ex-con” isn’t normally something you find on a founder’s resume. But Google employee Wael Ghonim went to jail for sparking the Egyptian Revolution. Now he might be wearing some golden handcuffs instead, as his startup Parlio just became Quora‘s first acquisition. Parlio’s goal was to spread knowledge — a similar mission to Quora. But rather than… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/30/quora-parlio/?ncid=rss
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A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad

Snapchat 2.0 Ignore Snapchat at your own peril. It’s a lot more than sexts and ephemeral photos. Today’s Chat 2.0 update makes Snapchat a competitor to your phone itself. What started as an app for horny high school kids has blossomed into the most vibrant communication platform on the market. Watch my video rant above to see why Snapchat suddenly got a lot more important, see a demo of the… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/29/snapchrant/?ncid=rss
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