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Snapchat moves into social commerce
“Snapchat released 10-second call-to-action ads within Cosmopolitan magazine’s Discover channel. Target and Lancôme are the first brands to run promotions on the channel. […] Users can swipe up on the ads for additional content, but the most impressive aspect of the experience is not having to exit the platform to shop. This effort joins the money transfer service Snapcash as the latest effort to monetize the platform, along with a growing range of advertising options.”

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Instagram tests Facebook-like pages for businesses
Earlier this year, Instagram confirmed that it was developing business profiles — a la Facebook Brand Pages. Recently, we managed to snag a peek at just what these new offerings look on iOS thanks to Later.com reporter Taylor Loren. The new profiles remain largely the same short of three notable additions: a contact button, linkable location tag and a category to better classify the nature of your business.

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Facebook challenged by privacy suit over photo-tagging
Facebook Inc. users who say the social network’s facial scanning flouts their privacy rights won the first round of a court fight. A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday rejected Facebook’s request to throw out a lawsuit alleging the company “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of consumer biometric data.”

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More Headlines

Ten-year-old receives $10,000 reward for finding Instagram bug (via The Guardian)

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Wants To Build The Ultimate Personalized Catalog (via Forbes)

Pinterest offering new metrics for brands with Millward Brown (via Business Insider)

Pinterest Acquires Mobile Ad Firm URX (via The Wall Street Journal)

National Geographic Readies First Instagram Video Series For Its 49 Million Followers (via Adweek)

Facebook ‘Live’ Doesn’t Have to Be Live (via The Wall Street Journal)

Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news (via Pew)

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