Snapchat is Now Selling Merch with Launch of New Snap Store

Is Snapchat trying its hand at eCommerce? That just might be in the works with its launch of a new feature that would essentially enable the company to sell merchandise through the messaging app.

Snapchat Inc. just opened up the Snap Store today, a new feature that lets users buy merchandise.

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Former Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition Against Tech Addiction

If there's one group of people who best know the negative effects of tech addiction, it would be the Silicon Valley technologists who helped companies like Facebook and Google implement methods to steer the public's attention. Now, former employees of these tech companies have banded together to speak against the addiction they had a hand in creating.

"We were on the inside, we know what the companies measure," former Google in-house ethicist Tristan Harris explained.

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Facebook Sees Growth in Ad Sales Despite Drop in Usage

Facebook saw a decline in usage for the first time in its history, undoubtedly brought about by certain changes made to its News Feed. Despite that, the social media company's digital ads remained profitable, stemming any concerns investors might have.

Facebook recently released its earnings report for the last quarter of 2017.

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Whatsapp Reaches 1.5 Billion Active Users, Sees Massive Growth Since Facebook Acquisition

Many were shocked when Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014. For a seemingly hefty price of $19 billion, many observed that for the same amount, Facebook could have bought a slew of other more established companies.

However, it now appears that Mark Zuckerberg's judgment on WhatsApp's future potential was right all along.

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