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Morning Bulletin: Snapchat expected to make $1bn on ads in 2017, porn-site Brazzers hacked, lost Doctor Who episode to be animated & Microsoft develops Slack rival

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Snapchat’s advertising revenue is expected to reach almost $1bn next year according to a number of reports, including Tech Crunch. Analysis from eMarketer estimates that the business will make $366.69m in 2016 and almost triple that next year with $935.46m as a result of its millennial audience.

Meanwhile, Snapchat is also reportedly developing a Google-glass style augmented reality headset. Speculation about the technology was heightened further when the company joined wireless technology body, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

Victoria’s Secret has begun to advertise its products by having its models seemingly wearing their underwear as outdoor clothing. A number of adverts have appeared on the brand’s Facebook page, reports Business Insider, portraying the models out on city streets in with underwear on display. This prompted a number of negative comments in response.

People traveling to the United Arab Emirates have been advised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office against criticising or ridiculing the Emirati government on social media. According to Middle East Eye, the guidance also cautions travelers not to take pictures of women on beaches and not to criticise companies based in the region online as well.

The BBC has confirmed rumours that it is to animate the lost Doctor Who adventure The Power of the Daleks, after it was wiped in the 70s. BBC News has said that Patrick Troughton’s first outing as The Doctor will be released on the BBC Store on 5 November, 50 years to the minute that the first episode aired.

Microsoft is developing a rival to office messaging system Slack according to The Next Web. The competitor would be seen as a new addition to the Office360 package, although the company has yet to comment on the reports.

Porn site Brazzers has been hacked, exposing the email addresses, usernames and passwords of nearly 800,000 users, says news site Motherboard. The data was taken from an associated forum Brazzersforum.

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