Social Media News Roundup 29.10.18

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Should cash-strapped Snapchat sell out? To Netflix?

Snapchat needs a sugar daddy. Its cash reserves are dwindling from giant quarterly losses. Morale is poor from a battered share price and cost-cutting measures sap momentum. (TechCrunch)

Facebook braces for decline in European users

Facebook investors are braced for the social network to report a second consecutive decline in European users as it shows more evidence of saturation in its most profitable markets despite worldwide growth. (Telegraph)

Facebook is working on augmented reality glasses to rival Google Glass

The future of glasses is all about augmented reality (AR) as Facebook becomes the latest tech company to confirm it is working on AR glasses. (Evening Standard)

Snapchat’s new Camera desktop camera app brings AR masks to Twitch, Skype…

Snapchat is launching its first Mac and Windows software that takes over your webcam and brings its augmented reality effects to other video streaming and calling services. (TechCrunch)

Twitter says it ‘made a mistake’ for not removing threatening tweets from Florida bomb suspect

After 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, Jr., was arrested on Friday on the suspicion that he mailed 13 explosives to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, the spotlight turned on a Twitter account that appears to belong to him, which he allegedly used to issue veiled threats to critics of the President. (The Verge)

Twitch is bringing karaoke, better moderation tools to its platform

Twitch is partnering with Rock Band developer Harmonix to bring a new karaoke-style game to its platform called Twitch Sings. The game is specifically built for live-streaming, and it will allow viewers to request songs through chat. (The Verge)

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann explains how he's built a multibillion-dollar company that reaches 250 million people

Ben Silbermann is the cofounder and CEO of Pinterest, the image search tool that lets users save and share their photos, designs, and recipes. (Business Insider)

What is Gab? Social media site used by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect 'being forced offline'

The mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has drawn scrutiny on the Gab social media site after the suspect was found to have used it to express anti-Semitic views. (Telegraph)

Five things to watch in Facebook’s third-quarter results

When Facebook reports earnings this week, investors will hope the social network stays out of the record books (FT)

Stuart Hall