Snapchat shares dive 7 percent amid redesign doubts


The changes to the design also show that the company is willing to listen to its user base, whom over 1.4 million of signed a petition asking to reverted back to the old layout.

Snapchat is planning to test the use of unskippable video ads in a bid to give its disappointing revenues a boost, according to a Digiday report. The company has announced that the new design will allow users to connect their stories with those of celebrities.

Ford hints at Kuga PHEV as diesel sales drop
The SUV frenzy that has gripped vehicle markets around the world has claimed another victim and this time around it's a big one. Ford Motor Company has officially announced plans to dismantle almost its entire vehicle lineup from North America .

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, confirmed with Business Insider on Tuesday that it's begun testing a new design for the app that would walk back some of the biggest changes since the original redesign dropped in February. This new system will consist of unskippable, six-seconds-long ads which the users will be forced to watch before they reach their favorite content. In this testing period, users will be spared from these commercials on the Discover feed and people's Stories section.

Snapchat now inserts ads throughout in-app content, but the ads are skippable and a study found that at least 69 percent of Snapchat users nearly always skip advertisements in Snapchat. The ads will not appear in user-generated content like Stories and magazine-style Discover editions, though those will still continue to feature skippable ads. The likely start date of the tests is 15 May.

PH orders Australian nun to leave in 30 days
She was arrested on April 16 and held for a night in Bureau of Immigration detention. "You do not have that right to criticize us. The order gives her 10 days to lodge an appeal and prove that she is not an undesirable alien.

To be clear, this is only a test; thus, only certain users will see the change for now.

If you spot a suspicious-looking message that appears to have come from Snapchat, report it to the Snapchat Support account on Twitter. We might never know the true motive.

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards, 4-27
Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 on the road to take a 3-2 series lead back to Washington for Game 6 on Friday night. Kyle Lowry played well in game five, sinking 17 points along with 10 assists for his second double-double of the series.