'Snapchat Hires CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby' by Paresh Dave in Top Tech News

"CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby is joining Snapchat Inc. as head of news. Hamby, who joined CNN nearly a decade ago, becomes the most notable hire for Snapchat's months-old media-partnerships operation. The Venice start-up's app introduced a section in January for its mostly young users to get a pinch of news from sources such as CNN, National Geographic and People. It added to Snapchat's core functionality: Sharing photos and videos to friends or even to all users. The fast-rising company has already brought in executives and advisers who were once at Amazon, Google, Credit Suisse and Apple.

CNN described Hamby as an early adopter of social media. On a fellowship at Harvard University two years ago, Hamby wrote a paper -- "Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus" -- on the role the social media service played in the 2012 presidential election. He'll remain a contributor to CNN Digital on contract through 2016."

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