Snapchat adds more accessible search feature

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Snap Inc said on Friday its Snapchat messaging app would add an option for users to search through photos and videos that users have posted to the public. The move comes just days after larger rival Facebook Inc stepped up efforts to encourage users to take more photos and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of Snapchat. Snapchat will enable users to search for photos and videos known as "Snaps" posted to the "Our Story" option on the app, by creating new "Stories" using machine learning technology, the company said in a blog post. (bit.ly/2oiuqBC)

The "Our Story" option is derived from Snap's widely-copied "Stories" feature that is a slideshow of user content that disappears after 24 hours."Our Story" allows users to post their Snaps as part of a larger public collection, which users will be able to search through with the latest update.

For instance, users can use the search feature to find "Snaps" related to events such as local basketball games and topics such as puppies. The search feature, which will be rolled out in some cities starting Friday, is an addition to curated "Stories", where public "Snaps" about major events like Wimbledon or the Coachella music festival already appear.

BlackBerry's profit beats expectations, shares surge BlackBerry Ltd reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings for the sixth straight quarter, as the smartphone pioneer's shift to the higher-margin software business paid off, sending shares soaring more than 15 percent.

Verizon hires ex-Ericsson CEO, sets new operating structure Verizon Communications Inc said on Friday that Hans Vestberg, the former Ericsson chief executive officer, has joined the company and will lead a team building out its fiber network infrastructures amid growing competition from smaller rivals.

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