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Snapchat continues to seek ideas for monetizing the app

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Aug 2014, 23:27

We all know what Snapchat does, taking video and text messages and doing the old Mission Impossible self-destructing routine to destroy them after ten seconds. Snapchat has been the subject of some pretty big rumored bids, and so far it has turned them all down, including a rumored $4 billion offer from Google. One problem that a suitor for Snapchat might have, is trying to figure out how to make back the money spent for the messaging app...

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posted on 19 Aug 2014, 23:34 1

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

All they need to do is make a deal with a prominent malware maker and hold all their users for ransom -- otherwise their photos get published. That would keep them going for a long time.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:33

4. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

secretly change their term and conditions !

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 23:50

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Have MS pay you to make one for WP... Lol!

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 00:46

3. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

The only way they would do it is by putting the ad before the actual snap so the user is forced to view it. If they did that it would be annoying and might even drive out customers since instgram's own app bolt is arriving that is identical to snapchat. At least for now lets hope its not like the crap twitter is doing by sneaking those ads tweet in your timeline.

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