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How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

The spontaneous audio chat app Clubhouse is providing a safe space for pro-democracy advocates to question Thailand’s powerful monarchy. In a nation where standing against the monarchy can lead to 47 years behind bars, Thai citizens eager to discuss politically taboo subjects are now flocking to emerging chatroom app Clubhouse. Originally billed as a bougie social media platform where everyday people could join in conversations with celebrity and influencer A-listers,...

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Snapchat to shift further into ecommerce with AR features

Snapchat to shift further into ecommerce with AR features

It looks like Snapchat is headed down the same path as Instagram with its newly announced features intended to boost ecommerce opportunities. Long time Instagram users may remember when it decided to introduce a bunch of new features last year - for better or worse - that promoted shopping and ecommerce from inside the app. Now, in an unsurprising move, Snapchat wants in on the ecommerce hype. Last week it...

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Twitter pushes back against India’s social media control

Twitter pushes back against India’s social media control

India’s government has long sought to impose a nationwide bill enabling the review and removal of any social media content. With Facebook and YouTube said to be compliant, Twitter is pushing back in the name of free speech. Rumblings of India’s ‘digital media law’ have finally come to fruition, and social media companies are caving at the prospect of losing the world’s second largest market. President Narendra Modi has been...

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Snapchat’s ‘Story Studio’ to make stories more professional than ever

Snapchat’s ‘Story Studio’ to make stories more professional than ever

Snapchat this week announced a slew of updates at the Snap Partner Summit, chief among them an overhaul of its Story editing software in the form of new standalone app Story Studio. Snapchat is embracing its evolution from a once key player in social media messaging to mobile’s chief creative hub. During its annual partnership summit this week, Snapchat announced a new project to conclude a year of what seems like...

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