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Snapchat Releases New Content to Mark Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month


Snapchat has released new content and creative tools to help users celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month.

Different ways to celebrate: The social media platform has developed a series of “I Am APIDA” Lenses in partnership with creatives from the APIDA community, including Jiqai Wang, Badal Patel and Rachel Newman, according to Team Snap.

Student Uses Snapchat Filter to Catfish Pedophile Looking for Teen Girls on Tinder

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A 20-year-old San Francisco Bay Area college student named Ethan used Snapchat’s ‘gender switch’ filter to pose as a woman on Tinder and caught a San Mateo police officer allegedly wanting to hook up.

The student went by the name of a 16-year-old female named “Esther” and said he had a female friend who was molested as a child. Seemingly moved by her story, he wanted to catch possible pedophiles.

Why Indians are Suddenly Deleting Snapchat

A comment allegedly made by Snap Inc.’s chief executive two years ago has caused a massive uproar in India, with many Indian Snapchat users deciding to delete the app in protest.

“This app is only for rich people,” CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly said in 2015 according to a former employee as part of a recent lawsuit. “I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”

Meet the VC Who Believed in Snapchat Before Anyone Else Did

The risk that investors take when shelling out funds for startups is never a joke. Oftentimes, many would see it as just another bet in a game that only the 1% can play, but the truth is, no decision involving money ever comes easy.

Such is the case for Snapchat’s earliest investors. Lightspeed Venture Partners was the first venture capital firm that invested in Snapchat, which today makes headlines after Snap Inc., its parent company, filed a $3 billion IPO last week.

The Second Youngest Billionaire in the World is a Filipino-American

At 28 years old, a Filipino-American is currently the second youngest billionaire in the world, according to Forbes. Bobby Murphy, Snap Inc.’s low-profile CTO, is second only to his 26-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel.

Murphy is also #11 in Forbes’ America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40. Among the world’s richest, Forbes real-time ranking (as of press time) places Murphy at #444, a huge jump from last year’s #1011.

$130 Snapchat Spectacles Are Now Going For Up to $4,500 on eBay

With its ingenious marketing campaign, Snapchat’s camera glasses, or ‘Spectacles’, is poised to become a massive hit. It has become so popular, in fact, that hawkers have been able to sell the fashionable gadget online for 20 to 40 times its original price.

Snap Inc., as the company is now known, first showed off a sneak peak of the product back in September. Featuring a camera lens on its right side and a LED indicator on its left, the pair of tech shades are seemingly designed to target teens and millennials simply allows users to record 10 seconds worth of video just by the touch of a button — and that’s basically it.

Teenager Makes $2,000 a Month Sending Sexy Snapchats to Strangers

A 19-year-old college student found a lucrative gig sending sexy Snapchats to strangers on Snapchat Premium while her boyfriend made a documentary of it.

After losing her job as a server at PF Chang’s, Hannah Weiiss signed up for Snapchat Premium and began charging subscribers to see her snaps. The student from Long Beach, California claims to have made $2,000 in the span of a month on the social media platform.