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Snapchat CEO Says 70 Percent of Users Are Women

Roughly 70 percent of Snapchat users are women, the chief executive of the messaging app said at a closed-door Goldman Sachs conference Wednesday.

As Suitors Swarm, Imgur Partners With Yahoo to Host Images

“People are literally — literally — sliding term sheets under their door,” said one source.
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Ex-Facebookers’ Mobile App, Shadow Puppet, Brings Voice Narrative to Photo Sharing

A new take on sharing pictures with friends from Carl Sjogreen and Adrian Graham, former Facebook Platform and News Feed managers.
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Facebook’s Latest Photos Update Dings Smaller Album-Sharing Startups

A new Facebook feature is remarkably similar to those recently seen in some smaller photo-sharing startups.
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Instagram Isn’t Killing Vine’s Growth (Not Yet, at Least)

Instagram may have scale, but studies suggest that the mammoth photo- and video-sharing service hasn’t snipped Twitter’s Vine.
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How Instagram Named Its New Set of Video Filters

It’s not just a bunch of artsy words.
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News Byte

Yahoo Joins Roster of Sponsors for 49er’s New Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers and Yahoo said today they had signed a 10-year agreement that will make Yahoo “the exclusive online sports content, social networking, and photo and video sharing partner” for the team and its new Levi’s Stadium, set to open in 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. The deal will, among other things, provide the purple portal a prime spot for a Fantasy Football Lounge and viewing area, and will encourage fans to upload photos to Flickr with the chance that they may show up on the stadium’s big screens during the game.

Draw Something From This: Yahoo’s Design Chief Tim Parsey to Depart

After stabilizing the design culture at Yahoo amid much turmoil, the well-known user experience exec leaves the sketchbook to CEO Mayer.
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Former Yahoo Shashi Seth to Join Tribune as President of New Digital Ventures Unit

A new investment arm of the media giant gets a new exec to find new ideas.
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