Snapchat on a mission to be a media giant
Snapchat on a mission to be a media giant
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Snapchat on a mission to be a media giant

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Snapchat may become the next media giant. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your c|net update. Sometimes you may feel like you're getting too old for social media especially when dealing with the teencentric messaging app. Snap Chat. Last week, more people jumped in on the quirky app, in hopes of getting to understand it better, because it became a news tool with a feature called Discover. It shows daily videos and stories from media outlets, like CNN and ESPN. There's also entertainment from Comedy Central. But the posts disappear in 24 hours. Each day, there's something new. And now there's a tool to make it easier, for people to follow your post of disappearing photos. I'm getting more into it myself. You can follow me by scanning this code with the app, or just search my user name. cnet also has an account on there with the user name cnetsnaps. This weekend, the app also launched its first original video series, called, " Literally Can't Even". If you missed it, you have to wait until next Saturday because each episode is only around for 24 hours." Literally Can't Even" is an appropriate name considering how painful it is to watch. But, nevertheless, Snapchat is on a mission to become a media destination. AT&T is also going to launch a show on Snapchat soon about superheroes called. Snapper hero. If you think you're too old for Snap Chat, you're alone but social media is getting younger and younger. Now, there's Vine for kids. Twitter's six second looping video service now has a kid friendly version where all videos are pre-screened for child appropriateness. As if children didn't already have enough issues with attention spans. Now, mom and dad can hand their kid this app, to watch looping video clips that are shuffled through by swiping a finger. With only six seconds per clip, people get creative and post jokes, sports stunts and pranks. Kid Vine has more fuzzy animals than what you may typically find on your feed. The VineKid's app is a separate download only available on IOS for now. And on the topic of apps, Android apps are teaming up with Google Now to show up in those card pop-up shortcuts. Google Now is the personal assistant service on Android. And it shows you alerts and handy info about your commute, your sports teams, and other personalized advice. But now, this includes notifications from about 40 different apps. For example, if you order groceries from the Instacard app you can reorder quickly from a Google Now card. The Walgreens card shortcut displays your loyalty rewards barcode, so you can scan it at the register. Pandora has shortcuts to play recent stations. But not all makes sense, like Air BNB reminds you of rooms you may want to book. That's not helpful for your day-to-day life, it's just another way for apps to nag you. That's your tech news update, and you can stay updated at cnet.com and follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey

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