How To Watch Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Online

Let’s assume that you, like me, were not among the 600 guests to receive an invitation to attend the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Nor will we be among the thousands invited to stand on the grounds of Windsor Castle t…

Let’s assume that you, like me, were not among the 600 guests to receive an invitation to attend the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Nor will we be among the thousands invited to stand on the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the wedding party enter and leave. Thankfully, the Internet has us covered. Here are some ways to watch the royal wedding, which is scheduled for 7 AM ET/zero dark ugly PT on Saturday. YouTube The Royal Family will live-stream…

Snapchat Getting Murder-Mystery Scripted Series From Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks (EXCLUSIVE)

Snapchat this week will debut scripted murder-mystery show “Solve,” from Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks mobile-content studio, as a regular series on the platform. The short-form show is set to premiere exclusively on Snapchat’s Discover page on…

Snapchat this week will debut scripted murder-mystery show “Solve,” from Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks mobile-content studio, as a regular series on the platform. The short-form show is set to premiere exclusively on Snapchat’s Discover page on Wednesday, May 16, with new episodes to hit every Wednesday and Saturday at 7 a.m. ET. “Solve” dramatizes a […]

Snapchat Rolls out Redesigned Redesign

You might have noticed some changes — albeit it, familiar ones — when you opened Snapchat on Friday morning.

Snapchat has started rolling out a redesign to its prior heavily criticized redesign, with the popular app more closely resembling the classic look millions of users fell in love with in the first place.

Many Apple iOS users started seeing the update late on Thursday, with a Snap Inc. rep confirming messages from friends will now show up in chronological order once again. Stories from friends are also being bumped back to the right side of the app. In addition, Snapchat is adding a Subscriptions tab for users to follow content from creators and publishers. The app will still open to the camera.

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Here’s a look at the redesigned redesign:

 

The move comes only months after Snap’s big update, moving all Stories and messages from friends to the left side of the app, while leaving the right side for content from social stars and publishers. Many loyal Snapchatters weren’t thrilled with the redesign, with 1.2 million users signing a petition in February for the app to revert back to its classic design. Publishers were also frustrated with the redesign, with one outlet telling Vanity Fair the changes made a  “cataclysmic” dent on its engagement. Even Kylie Jenner got in on the complaining, saying the redesign was “so sad.”

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At first, Snap acknowledged the update was “uncomfortable for many,” but held off on immediately walking back some of its changes. But the company is now listening, after a rough Q1 saw uninspiring user and revenue growth.

“We learned that combining watching Stories and communicating with friends into the same place made it harder to optimize for both competing behaviors,” CEO Evan Spiegel said earlier this month following the company’s Q1 financial report.

Snap did not have a timetable on when Android users can expect to see the changes.

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You might have noticed some changes — albeit it, familiar ones — when you opened Snapchat on Friday morning.

Snapchat has started rolling out a redesign to its prior heavily criticized redesign, with the popular app more closely resembling the classic look millions of users fell in love with in the first place.

Many Apple iOS users started seeing the update late on Thursday, with a Snap Inc. rep confirming messages from friends will now show up in chronological order once again. Stories from friends are also being bumped back to the right side of the app. In addition, Snapchat is adding a Subscriptions tab for users to follow content from creators and publishers. The app will still open to the camera.

Here’s a look at the redesigned redesign:

 

The move comes only months after Snap’s big update, moving all Stories and messages from friends to the left side of the app, while leaving the right side for content from social stars and publishers. Many loyal Snapchatters weren’t thrilled with the redesign, with 1.2 million users signing a petition in February for the app to revert back to its classic design. Publishers were also frustrated with the redesign, with one outlet telling Vanity Fair the changes made a  “cataclysmic” dent on its engagement. Even Kylie Jenner got in on the complaining, saying the redesign was “so sad.”

At first, Snap acknowledged the update was “uncomfortable for many,” but held off on immediately walking back some of its changes. But the company is now listening, after a rough Q1 saw uninspiring user and revenue growth.

“We learned that combining watching Stories and communicating with friends into the same place made it harder to optimize for both competing behaviors,” CEO Evan Spiegel said earlier this month following the company’s Q1 financial report.

Snap did not have a timetable on when Android users can expect to see the changes.

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After first testing some tweaks to its controversial redesign with a subset of its users earlier this month, Snapchat is now making the changes official: The company is switching up some of the most-criticized elements of its new design, beginning with…

After first testing some tweaks to its controversial redesign with a subset of its users earlier this month, Snapchat is now making the changes official: The company is switching up some of the most-criticized elements of its new design, beginning with its iOS app. Specifically, both snaps and chats are once again in chronological order. […]

Snap CFO Drew Vollero to Exit, Replaced by Amazon Veteran Tim Stone

Snap Inc. Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is leaving the company next week, just days after the company reported underwhelming first quarter user growth and missed the mark on revenue projections, TheWrap has confirmed.

Vollero will be replaced by Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon VP, on May 16. CNBC was first to report the news.

“He has done an amazing job as Snap’s first CFO, building a strong team and helping to guide us through our transition to becoming a public company,” said Evan Spiegel in an SEC filing on Monday. “The discipline that he has brought to our business will serve us well into the future. We wish Drew continued success and all the best.”
Vollero joined Snapchat’s parent company nearly three years ago. Since going public in early 2017, Snap has been hampered by lackluster ad sales and tepid growth — posting its worst user growth rate in the company’s history during Q1 of this year. At the same time, its chief rival, Instagram, has continued to copy Snapchat’s most beloved features, swelling its user base in the process.
With Snap working through an unpopular update — a redesign that will now get its own redesign — Vollero didn’t offer much optimism last week, saying its Q2 revenue growth rate would “decelerate substantially from Q1 levels.”
Shares of Snap jumped about 1.2 percent to $10.87 a share in after-hours trading.
Stone comes over from Amazon, where he worked for 20 years and was most recently the company’s VP of Finance. The e-commerce giant brought Whole Foods into the fold last year under his stewardship.
Vollero will “continue to advise” Snap through August 15, to “ensure an effective transition of his responsibilities,” Spiegel said in an internal email obtained by Recode on Monday.
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Snap Inc. Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is leaving the company next week, just days after the company reported underwhelming first quarter user growth and missed the mark on revenue projections, TheWrap has confirmed.

Vollero will be replaced by Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon VP, on May 16. CNBC was first to report the news.

“He has done an amazing job as Snap’s first CFO, building a strong team and helping to guide us through our transition to becoming a public company,” said Evan Spiegel in an SEC filing on Monday. “The discipline that he has brought to our business will serve us well into the future. We wish Drew continued success and all the best.”
Vollero joined Snapchat’s parent company nearly three years ago. Since going public in early 2017, Snap has been hampered by lackluster ad sales and tepid growth — posting its worst user growth rate in the company’s history during Q1 of this year. At the same time, its chief rival, Instagram, has continued to copy Snapchat’s most beloved features, swelling its user base in the process.
With Snap working through an unpopular update — a redesign that will now get its own redesign — Vollero didn’t offer much optimism last week, saying its Q2 revenue growth rate would “decelerate substantially from Q1 levels.”
Shares of Snap jumped about 1.2 percent to $10.87 a share in after-hours trading.
Stone comes over from Amazon, where he worked for 20 years and was most recently the company’s VP of Finance. The e-commerce giant brought Whole Foods into the fold last year under his stewardship.
Vollero will “continue to advise” Snap through August 15, to “ensure an effective transition of his responsibilities,” Spiegel said in an internal email obtained by Recode on Monday.
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Snap CFO Drew Vollero Is Out, Being Replaced by Amazon Exec Tim Stone

Snap is swapping out its CFO: The corporate owner of Snapchat is replacing its current CFO Drew Vollero with Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon executive. The company announced the news in a regulatory filing Monday, stating that it had come to an agreement …

Snap is swapping out its CFO: The corporate owner of Snapchat is replacing its current CFO Drew Vollero with Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon executive. The company announced the news in a regulatory filing Monday, stating that it had come to an agreement with Vollero on Friday and that he would continue to serve until May […]

‘Phone Swap’: Fox TV Stations Set Summer Run For Snapchat Dating Show From Elisabeth Murdoch’s Company

Phone Swap is becoming the first Snapchat series to go from a mobile format to television. Fox Television Stations has closed a deal with Vertical Networks for a TV version of the company’s Snapchat reality dating show to air for a limited run on…

Phone Swap is becoming the first Snapchat series to go from a mobile format to television. Fox Television Stations has closed a deal with Vertical Networks for a TV version of the company’s Snapchat reality dating show to air for a limited run on select Fox television stations this summer. The Fox station group introduced the limited summer-run model for testing new syndicated show prospects. Success stories to come out of the initiative are talkers The Wendy Williams Show…