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Dallas is one of the top contenders for Amazon’s HQ2

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Dallas is one of the top contenders for Amazon’s HQ2. 

In September 2017 Amazon announced that it is looking for a second home for its headquarters. Since the announcement, cities all over the country are in a fierce bidding war for the new headquarters. Currently, Dallas is one of the top contenders for Amazon’s HQ2. Continue reading

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Snapchat plans to redesign their app by December

Snapchat plans to redesign their app by December. The new design will still open to the camera but there will be layout changes.

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Snapchat Spectacles did not live up to the hype

Thousands of pairs of Snapchat Spectacles sit unsold in a warehouse. Snapchat Spectacles did not live up to the hype.

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Bumble is no longer used just for dating thanks to the launch of Bizz

Now Bumble is no longer used just for dating thanks to the launch of Bizz which is a new mode on the app designed for professional networking. Bizz follows the “women make the first move” concept that the dating app was built on. But, rather than swiping for dating users swipe to find professional networking connections.

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by | October 25, 2017 · 11:36 pm

Snap is teaming up with NBC Universal to make Snap scripted TV shows

The parent company of Snapchat, Snap is teaming up with NBC Universal to make Snap scripted TV shows. This partnership is a major move in an effort to compete with Amazon and Netflix.

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The Netflix Problem: Why the streaming service could change Oscar rules

The current mood of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is feisty due to industry changes with the rise of streaming services. Last week, the Academy held a members only meeting for the second time in its 90 year history to discuss what they deem: The Netflix Problem.

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Fashion Week is a social media phenomenon thanks to Instagram and Snapchat

Social media continues to pull back the curtain on Fashion Week. Thanks to Instagram and Snapchat, Fashion Week is a social media phenomenon that the general public is interested in.  Continue reading

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How mobile apps are helping students find their dream college

The traditional method of choosing college usually involved meeting with your designated college counselor, buying the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” book, or visiting a campus. However, today one third of students do most of their college research on mobile phones, and two thirds of high school juniors and seniors are using a college planning website to help them find their dream school.  Continue reading

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Rethinking Emergency Response: The Use of Social Media During Natural Disasters

Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and newer social media startups are now arguably essential during natural disasters due to the fact that social media spreads information faster than older emergency response methods.

The U.S. has been hit hard over the past few weeks in terms of natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma were life threatening super storms that caused over $200 million in damages. Something of critical importance during this time was the use of social media as opposed to other emergency response methods. This showed the significance of social media’s importance in emergencies. Continue reading

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by | September 13, 2017 · 11:11 pm