Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s channels; Facebook’s Riff app; Microsoft’s document scanner app; Concession-ordering app
I want my Snapchat TV
In January the messaging app, known mostly for letting its young users share annotated photos that vanish shortly afterward, added a “Discover” feature, a menu of free channels from 11 media companies that publish video clips and news stories directly to Snapchat.
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Facebook’s new app Riff puts a social spin on video editing
Facebook’s Riff app hit app stores on Monday and offers a fun and social way to create videos for Facebook using iOS and Android devices. The app, which is like a collaborative Vine experience, allows users to create videos less than 20 seconds long that can then be posted to Facebook along with hashtags.
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Microsoft brings document scanner app to iPhones, Android
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it is bringing one of its most popular apps, which lets people take photos of a document and turn it into a editable file, to Apple Inc’s iPhone and Google Inc’s Android.
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New mobile app enables fans to order concessions from their seats
A new app that allows fans to order concessions and merchandise from their seat at an arena or stadium recently launched in Europe creating increased revenue opportunities for teams and schools. It will be available in the U.S. later this spring.
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