social

Snapchat might be a real business after all

Just as we were thinking Snapchat was a one trick pony, it’s started releasing features which hint at a viable business model. The latest update to hit the phones, a location feature, could begin to muscle in on Google’s mapping dominance.

Facebook opens Messenger to app developers

The social media giant unveiled Messenger Platform at its developer event – F8 – which is designed to help developers incorporate Messenger into their apps. Facebook reckons 600 million people use Messenger every month so integrating with it is an easy way to ‘socialise’ an app.

Twitter snaps up security specialist

Social site Twitter has acquired a small mobile security firm specialising in secure tools for Android. The purchase seems a strange fit but it has been suggested that the talent that comes with the company is what Twitter is really after.

Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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