Snapchat Partners with Amazon

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Snapchat just announced a new feature that lets users search for products on Amazon. Point a camera at the object you desire, touch it on the screen, and Snapchat will attempt to open the corresponding Amazon page for the product via the Amazon app. The scanner works with barcodes too, and Snapchat says the feature is "beginning this week." While the visual product search is remarkable, Snapchat isn't the first social media company to try and integrate their app with shopping services, and they probably won't be the last.
     
  2. scojer

    scojer 2[H]4U

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    Nevermind it's fixed.

    They just say that you just hold on the screen. Is it going to replace Shazam? That's how you use Shazam.

    Also, is it going to constantly be sending everything to Amazon anyway?
    I wouldn't be surprised if it does. I bet that you'll be snappin' away and a vase in the background will be recognized, then you'll start seeing ads for Vases, without ever using the built in search.
     
  3. Cactusj

    Cactusj n00b

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    I wonder what happens if you click a nude...
     
  4. katanaD

    katanaD 2[H]4U

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    you get a link to a craigslist personal ad??

    :LOL:
     
  5. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Craigslist banned those ads.

    I did wonder how long it would take for someone to search for their dick on amazon...
     
  6. katanaD

    katanaD 2[H]4U

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    imagine you take said dick pic.. and instantly you get an amazon ad for penis enlargement

    :(:oops:
     
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    Chupachup Limp Gawd

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    They finally caught up to Penny on Big Bang Theory and her idea to have Sheldon create an app to find "cute shoes" others are wearing by simply taking a picture and finding stores selling those or similar looking products. Geesh! The idea's, what, seven years old at this point?! LOL
     
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    capt_cope Gawd

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    The real question here: who the hell uses snap chat?!

    Get off my lawn.
     
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  9. d8lock

    d8lock Gawd

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    I share the sentiment. When I tried to use it I was immediately turned off by the camera being active and looking back at me.
     
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