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Snapchat goes all in on e-commerce with new ad product launch

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Just days after it announced a visual product search partnership with Amazon, Snapchat is launching a slew of new ad products that will help the tech giant go all in on its push to win e-commerce dollars.

Why it matters: Despite having dramatically improved its ad program, Snapchat's ad revenues have so far been a disappointment to Wall Street — but e-commerce is a market in which Snapchat thinks it can be very competitive.

Health care data hacks are on the rise

Data: McCoy Jr. et al., 2018, "Temporal Trends and Characteristics of Reportable Health Data Breaches, 2010-2017"; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

More than 175 million health care records have been breached since 2010, and they’re getting more vulnerable every year, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

By the numbers: The total number of breaches is increasing — from 99 in 2010 to 344 in 2017. Doctors and hospitals are breached most frequently, but insurers’ breaches expose the most individual records.