Google Working on a Mobile News Product Competing With Snapchat


Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat’s Discover service, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Stamp evolved from media relationships Google already has for another one of its products, called Amp, which is meant to help load articles faster on the mobile web. The Wall Street Journal reported the talks earlier.

“The success of the open source AMP project is down to the constant collaboration with publishers that involves working early on upcoming features,” Google said Friday in a statement. “We don’t have anything to announce at the moment but look forward to sharing more soon.”

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Lars M. B. Anthonisen is Global Account Lead @ Google. Previously, he held various digital marketing positions at media companies across Europe and Asia including Regional Digital Director at MediaCom APAC, CMO at Adform and Digital Manager at Universal McCann Worldwide.