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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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Spotify to Let Users Share their Favourite Music on Snapchat

Spotify now has around 232 million monthly active users globally, a 29 per cent increase year-on-year (YoY), along with 108 million premium subscribers which is also 31 per cent (YoY) growth

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Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May.
Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. Pixabay

Swedish music streaming app Spotify will now let users share their favourite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat.

Snapchat is now one of the several destinations that Spotify users can share on, along with WhatsApp, Messages, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories, TechCrunch reported on Monday.

The new feature would allow users to either add albums, tracks or podcasts to a story or share them directly with their friends.

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Spotify is testing it’s new feature. Pixabay

In addition, the feature would also make it possible for its artists and their teams to promote their music to Snapcat’s users.

In May 2018, it added the feature to share content on Instagram Stories in a similar manner.

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Spotify now has around 232 million monthly active users globally, a 29 per cent increase year-on-year (YoY), along with 108 million premium subscribers which is also 31 per cent (YoY) growth. (IANS)