Instagram management, naming her COO. Emily White, former Director of Business Operations at Instagram, will be the new COO of Snapchat. In a discussion with All things D, White said “It happened really quickly, but to have an actual COO role in one of many companies that is disrupting the communications arena is one I could not pass up.”
Instagram is ready to package a messaging feature into its service. That would give Instagram a textual spin on their visual sharing powerhouse.
Snapchat turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. The offer was said to be a completely cash transaction, but Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel held out. Those familiar with the situation say Spiegel likely won’t consider any further offers until early next year.
All Things D, Twitter is entertaining the idea of a standalone messaging app. This news is in addition to the revelation that Twitter is rolling out a service which would allow users to direct message one another on Twitter without having to follow each other.
messaging app which destroys messages once read, may not be quite as clandestine as we thought. While an opened message will float away into the ether, unopened messages stick around. Snapchat is now reporting that, by request from law enforcement, they have turned over unopened messages.