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Snapchat Ads Limitless Snaps, Looping Videos

Your messages on Snapchat no longer have to be time-limited. The app has introduced two features: Limiteless Snaps and Looping Videos. With the former, you'll be able to send a picture without placing a time limit. That means the picture won't disappear automatically.

Bitcoin Passes $1,700 For The First Time

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has reached another milestone, surpassing the $1,700 mark for the first time. This increase in value, which has added hundreds of dollars to the cost of each Bitcoin, isn't well explained. Bitcoin has posted an 85% gain during the course of the year.

Amazon Prime Adding Live Concerts

Amazon's Prime subscription now comes with a new perk: exclusive live concerts. It's also selling tickets to the events exclusively to Prime subscribers, while everyone else in the program can watch the events for free. The first events are being held in London.

Google Drive Contains Over 2 Trillion Files

Google's cloud storage service, Google Drive, passed 2 trillion files in April 2017. That stat was revealed by Prabhakar Raghavan, Google's VP for G Suite, during the company's Cloud Next event in London. The service also has more than 800 million users.

Turkish Court Stands Behind Wikipedia Block

A government-instituted block of Wikipedia in Turkey has been upheld by Ankara's 1st Criminal Court of Peace. The court rejected an appeal from the Wikimedia Foundation to overturn the block. Wikipedia won't be unblocked until it gets rid of certain pages.

Snapchat Adding On-Demand TV Shows

On-demand TV shows are going to fill up Snapchat in the near future. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Snapchat has signed content deals with NBCUniversal, ESPN, ABC, Turner, NFL, and others. They'll be offering 3-5 minute short episodes in Snapchat Stories.

Twitter 'Moments' Will Include Ads

Twitter's Moments section is going to become another source of revenue for the social network. Ads in the form of "full-screen vertical videos" will make an appearance in that section of the app. Company representatives discussed the ad format during an event in Dubai.