Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot cartons under current gambling legislation — suggesting a covering disallow on the sale of loot containers to players who are children. Kids should instead be…

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Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat

Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with lent support for sharing a song, playlist, artist chart or podcast either directly to your friends on Snapchat or to…

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30 People Who Tried The Newest Genderswap Snapchat Filter And Were Surprised By The Results

While the brand-new filter has caused hours of recreation for some others “ve learned that” you must proceed with caution. One person tried to trick his girlfriend into thinking he was cheating( we don’t indicate this ), another guy went…

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The Wing poaches Snaps comms director

Women-focused co-working space The Wing has hired Rachel Racusen as vice president of communications. Racusen has been the director of communications at Snap, the developer of Snapchat, since late 2016. Racusen’s exit represents the latest in a series of departures…

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Snapchat launches Bitmoji merch and comic strips starring your avatar

Snapchat is doubling down on its biggest differentiator by turning its personalized avatar Bitmoji into a revenue stream and a new source of content. Snapchat is launching a Bitmoji merchandise store you can customize with you and your friends’ cartoonified…

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Snapchat now has cat lenses. (Yes, for your cat.)

It’s 8: 00 PM on Friday night and you’re home alone and previously suck. Oh, is that precisely me? Well no matter. Snapchat has constituted lenses for your “cat-o-nine-tail” now. Yes, that’s right. Your feline! This is what the internet…

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Snapchats users are surprisingly old and its telling them to vote

Snapchat is a college favorite more than a high school phenomenon. Only 20 percent of Snapchat’s US users are under 18, down from 22 percent in 2016 as some of its early adopters have now aged up and headed to…

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Snapchat will open ‘Our Stories’ content to publishers like CNN, VICE, and more

Snap’s new Our Narrations partnerships play to the single greatest strong: the content of the report . Image: brittany herbert/ mashable For all of Snapchat’s current woes, one of its greatest backbones continues to be its content. Whether it’s music…

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Snapchat is testing hands-free mode and full-body AR lenses

They don’t crave you to use your hands . Image: DONALD TRAILL/ AP IMAGES/ EA SPORTS Throw your hands in the air, and brandish them like you simply don’t care…because Snapchat is now humbly researching a hands-free mode. SEE ALSO:…

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Snapchat finally gives creators analytics

Snapchat has always been horrid at analytics, simply showing daily Story view counts that material founders had to screenshot just before they receded every 24 hours in order to attest their importance to sponsors. But starting today, tens of thousands…

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