Snapchat Expanding Into News, Advertisements – App Expected to Launch Snapchat Discovery Later This Year

News, video clips and advertisements could all be coming to you soon, only to disappear.

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Snapchat, the popular app for image sharing that makes the pictures disappear a short time later, is reportedly looking to expand its service to include news stories, movie clips and advertisements. Snapchat first surfaced on Android a little more than two years ago and allows users to share images with those pictures disappearing after one to 10 seconds.

Having grown in popularity to where, last year, the company reported 400 million picture messages were being sent each day.

With those numbers, it was only a matter of time before the app expanded and it will this fall, reportedly.

Snapchat, in recent weeks, has been meeting with advertisers and media companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. Those meetings have been about a new serviced entitled Snapchat Discovery where users will see varied content including advertisements.

Having advertisements appear through the service, PC Mag reported, may not sit well with users but it also marks the first time Snapchat has a guaranteed cash machine. Taco Bell and GrubHub have used SnapChat in the past to reach out to potential customers but the new plan would be the first time advertisements are included in the app’s daily routine.

Snapchat Discovery is slated for a fall launch.

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Endless Jabber Links Phone, Other Devices for Texting – Android Users Can Text Without Using Their Phone

The message has been received and a new app linking mobile devices and computers has surpassed its funding target.

kickstarter-logo-www-mentorless-com_Endless Jabber is a service enabling users to send and receive SMS/MMS messages from any PC, tablet, Web browser or XMPP client. It’s the brainchild of Marius Dornean and has raised more than its $1,000 goal on a Kickstarter campaign.

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