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Snapchat on a mission to be a media giant

The quirky teen-centric messaging app launched its first video series, Vine makes an app just for kids, and Google Now adds card alerts for Android apps.

Don't dismiss Snapchat as a teen fad. It's becoming a news and entertainment destination with the Discover channel, and it just launched its own video series.

In today's CNET Update, we keep you hip to all the social media the kids are into these days -- like Vine Kids. And learn how apps now want to bug you with notifications in your Google Now cards:

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Snapchat on a mission to be a media giant