Mobile Minutes: Snapchat, Google Maps, Bitcoin, Publicis, Omnicom
By Staff reports
May 12, 2014
Snapchat settles FTC charges
The Los Angeles startup agreed to settle charges that it misled consumers by telling them that messages would disappear, misrepresented its data-collection practices and didn’t adequately protect users’ personal data.
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Big Google Maps update adds Uber integration, offline maps, navigation tweak
Google Maps just received a rather sizable update (Android, iOS) with tweaks to navigation, transit, offline maps, and the option to grab an Uber.
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Bitcoin wins US election panel’s approval for political donations
Bitcoins may soon be helping fund an election campaign near you.
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Omnicom, Publicis call off proposed $35 billion merger
The $35 billion merger of U.S.-based Omnicom and France’s Publicis collapsed on Friday after a battle for control destroyed plans to create the world’s largest advertising agency.
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