A first look at Instagram’s IGTV

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As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video. And today the company made those plans official with the reveal of IGTV, its new standalone video app geared toward internet creators, like the ones who have made a living out of YouT…

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Instagram takes on Snapchat and YouTube with IGTV

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. For Instagram, that smoke recently came in the form of rumors about it launching a feature to host curated, long-form videos in its app. And well, there’s fire, alright. Today, at an event in San Francisco, Instagra…

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Snapchat swaps mess for money

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Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it’s no secret that people don’t like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it needed to…

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Nobody knows if Snapchat shows are actually successful

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Snapchat hasn’t been coy about its obsession with making original video content. Snap Inc., its parent company, sees TV-like programming as the holy grail and key to its long-term success. The quick, raw, disappearing videos that made Snapchat popula…

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ESPN looks to reinvent itself with a SportsCenter for Snapchat

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More than three years ago, ESPN opened a 194,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility known as Digital Center 2. That space was built to house five studios, including the home of its flagship show SportsCenter, which has been airi…

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Snapchat fights clickbait in Discover stories

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Clickbait headlines and fake news aren’t limited to the web and social networks. They’re also problems in mobile services, and Snapchat wants to do something about it. The company is instituting rules that prevent Discover publishers from misleadin…

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