CNET: Snapchat unveils scripted original shows and docuseries

CNET: Snapchat unveils scripted original shows and docuseries. “Snapchat, which has struggled to keep its daily active users, is trying to entice teens to spend more time on the app with the release of new original shows. On Wednesday, the ephemeral messaging app unveiled a list of 12 exclusive scripted shows and docuseries that will make their debut this fall.”

Insights: Should Amazon Snap Up Struggling Snapchat? (Tubefilter)

Tubefilter: Insights: Should Amazon Snap Up Struggling Snapchat?. “Twitter and Facebook, who had spent the summer stamping out tens of millions of fake users, also saw their shares get beaten up recently on news that their growth wasn’t proceeding apace either. But only Los Angeles-based Snap has New York professors planning its exit strategy. Meanwhile there are others who think the company presents serious opportunities for those trying to reach its ardent young fans.”

TechCrunch: Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1

TechCrunch: Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1 . “Snapchat isn’t revealing sales numbers of version 2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses, but at least they’re not getting left in a drawer as much as the V1s. The company tells me V2 owners are capturing 40 percent more Snaps than people with V1s.”

Bloomberg: Snapchat Is Becoming Like the Internet It Disdains

Bloomberg: Snapchat Is Becoming Like the Internet It Disdains. “Snapchat has defined itself in opposition to the internet establishment. It didn’t want to be a digital hangout like Facebook that lured the masses to perform for strangers. Snapchat’s advertisements wouldn’t be ‘creepy’ like other internet ads. Web-video programs from partners such as ESPN wouldn’t be the schlock people saw elsewhere. Now, though, Snapchat is borrowing liberally from the internet conventions it has scorned.”

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking. “Snapchat is here with a new way to control the Lenses you love, and you don’t have to lift a finger to do so. Snapchat released a new voice-controlled feature on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that allows users to activate new Snapchat Lenses simply by speaking to the app. It’s really that easy, and I can’t stop talking to pull up the fun new Lenses. If you are as eager as I am to use the new feature, wait no more. Here’s how to use Snapchat’s voice-controlled Lenses to send your next Snap.”