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Story of Snapchat Soon to Make its Way as ‘Web Series’ Called “Frat Boy Genious”

The founders plan to introduce a new series on interesting topics every other Monday

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The content streaming platform is expected to make its debut in April against established competitors like YouTube, HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Pixabay

The story of the beginning of Snapchat and its co-founder Evan Spiegel will soon make its way as a web series called “Frat Boy Genius” on an upcoming streaming service named “Quibi” (quick bites).

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman revealed this at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

“We want to tell the story of Evan and of the creation of Snapchat as compellingly and interestingly as The Social Network did for Facebook,” CNET quoted Katzenberg as saying.

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The founders plan to introduce a new series on interesting topics every other Monday, the report said. Pixabay

With $1 billion funding from Hollywood studios, Quibi is being advertised as a short form video service that would serve HBO-quality shows in YouTube-like snippets for viewing on phones. The founders plan to introduce a new series on interesting topics every other Monday, the report said.

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Previously announced shows,expected to be part of Quibi, include a “modern zombie story” directed by “Shape of Water” filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and an anthology called “50 States of Fear” helmed by “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi.

The content streaming platform is expected to make its debut in April against established competitors like YouTube, HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. (IANS)

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Photo-Messaging App Snapchat To Launch In-App Gaming Platform

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat's event invitation includes a tagline "Less Talk. More Play", Cheddar reported on Friday. 

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to announce its in-app gaming platform codenamed “Project Cognac” during its first-ever summit for content and developer partners on April 4 in Los Angeles.

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat’s event invitation includes a tagline “Less Talk. More Play”, Cheddar reported on Friday.

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Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation.
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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat.

To kick start its venture in the gaming space, Snapchat acquired for $8.6 million an Australian gaming studio called Prettygreat — one of whose employees was behind hit mobile games like “Fruit Ninja” and “Jetpack Joyride”.

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

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In 2018, Snapchat added its own lightweight, Augmented Reality (AR) games in the app. In 2017, Chinese tech giant Tencent acquired roughly 10 per cent of Snapchat’s publicly traded shares.

Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation. (IANS)