Mar 8, 2017

Hot in Silicon Valley: Instagram goes after Snapchat

Instagram continues to copy Snapchat: After copying Snapchat's Stories feature last year, Instagram has added stickers that users in certain locations can put on the photos and videos they share. Instagram's blatant copying of Snapchat has raised questions about the latter's ability to hold onto its users, especially given Instagram's bigger user base and more sophisticated tools for advertisers and brands.

Tinder has a version of its app for elite users: Tinder Select, as it's called, is reportedly an invite-only dating app for pre-vetted users, including including CEOs, models, and other ultra attractive people, according to TechCrunch. The secret version has apparently been around for at least six months without the company saying a public word about it. Of course, this is far from the first attempt at creating a dating app for the elite, the most famous of which is The League.

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