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The Weekly Static s01e28: Kylie Jenner, Walking Dead, Muppets & More!

I remember running through the wet grass, falling a step behind. Both of us never tiring, desperately wanting… The Weekly Static! Because the world’s a better place any time there’s a little more Better Than Ezra in it – and because I need the world to think that I’m dead until I can find a way […]

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A Tweet from Kylie Jenner Sent Snapchat’s Stock Plummeting

It’s easy to forget sometimes that reality TV stars and social media go hand-in-hand, and one tweet can really make a difference. Kylie Jenner sent out a Tweet yesterday referencing the fact she doesn’t really use Snapchat anymore. This is likely because of the app’s recent design change that forces more paid advertising messages into […]

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Snapchat Parent Company Lays off 22 Workers as Part of Reorganization Plan

Snapchat’s corporate parent company Snap Inc. has laid off 22 staffers as part of a wider reorganization this week, according to a report from Variety. While some of the staffers laid off were part of Snap’s content team, the majority were from other teams in the company. The Information and Cheddar were among the first to report the layoffs, which come as […]

The Inhumans’ Lockjaw Makes His Comic-Con Debut

Over at the Marvel booth, a very popular newcomer is drawing a lot of attention. Lockjaw of The Inhumans is posing for pictures. The giant plush figure is part of a deal with Snapchat to unlock a special filter. There also appears to be a smaller, plush version at the show, as you can see […]

Time Warner Partners With Snapchat For Original Programming

Looking to rebound financially since going public in March and looking to expand Snapchat‘s reputation beyond just funny filters, Snap announced on Monday that it has entered into a $100 million original programming development deal with Time Warner. Both companies are committed to developing up to 10 shows per year that would include a mix […]

SNL Takes Boycotting Donald Trump To An Extreme For Snapchat

Remember when Snapchat was just a way to send somebody an image that would then delete itself? Now Snapchat has deals with multiple studios to produce content for them. Saturday Night Live has just unveiled their first Snapchat short called Boycott. The first SNL Stories was written by Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider and Aidy Bryant […]

Bite Sized Snapchat Shows From Disney-ABC?

Disney have agreed to produce content for internet chat megabrand Snapchat. Quite what format (or within what context) these shows will take is not yet clear, but their previous Oscars experience may give clues. Reuters delivered the news, and gave us the following from Disney-ABC exec John Frelinghuysen: Earlier this year, we worked closely with Snap […]

Snapchat Hosts Spectre Promotional Material Until Midnight Pacific

James Bond has always been fond of the latest technologies, whether it’s the rocketpack in Thunderball or the reliance on Sony Ericsson phones in Casino Royale. The latest of these innovations to find its way into 007’s world is Snapchat. According to Deadline, The Spectre Edition Discover Channel will allow users access to “behind-the-scenes content, cast […]