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A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Larry Magid: Facebook’s New iPhone App: Paper

Facebook is introducing a new app for the iPhone called Paper, which is expected to be very mobile and picture friendly in hopes of keeping users enamored with their site.

01/31/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Facing Privacy Suit Claiming Private Messages Mined For Profit

Social media is under fire. Just days after Snapchat users’ data was released, Facebook is under fire for allegedly misusing private messages.

01/03/2014

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Snapchat Vows To Make App More Secure

Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

01/03/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Response Terse Following Big Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

01/02/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Hackers Release Account Info On Millions Of Users

Usernames and partial phone numbers for more than 4.5 million Snapchat users appeared online Tuesday.

01/02/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Snapchat Tops Facebook In Photo, Video Uploads

The social media site Snapchat says it’s passed Facebook when it comes to the number of photos and videos posted everyday.

11/20/2013

Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Facebook Reportedly Rebuffed In $3 Billion Bid To Buy Snapchat

Menlo Park’s Facebook has reportedly been spurned in its efforts to buy the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat.

11/14/2013

Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Snapchat CEO, Ex-Stanford Student Talks About Company’s Growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father’s house and work on Snapchat.

11/01/2013

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Larry Magid: Snapchat Releases Version For Kids 13 And Under

Photo and video sharing app Snapchat has created a new version just for children under 13 called SnapKidz.

06/25/2013

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Snapchat’s Bonus Feature Raises Concern

Photo and video-sharing app Snapchat has a bonus feature that kids might love but parents might fear. The app automatically deletes the message seconds after it’s viewed.

05/09/2013