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Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap hires head of carrier partnerships to boost global growth

Snap Inc said has it has hired its first head of telecom carrier partnerships, as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat seeks to bolster its growth outside the US.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Social audio app Clubhouse launches ‘wave’ feature for private chats

US social audio app Clubhouse launched a feature to let users virtually wave at friends inside its audio-only chat app to show they are open to a private chat, in a move to expand ...

Facebook

Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online s...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches surround-sound feature to help chats feel life-like

Clubhouse, an audio-only chat app has said it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they’re coming from different directions, helping conversations a...

Platform News: Discord

Chat app Discord to test ticketing, make audio events easier to find

Chat platform Discord has said it will start to test paid tickets for audio events, the first feature where creators can make money from the site, and will launch a tool next month...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse closes new round of funding that would value app at $4 billion

Audio-chat app Clubhouse closed a new Series C round of financing, the company said during its weekly town hall yesterday, without disclosing the amount raised.