Event Industry News: SnapChat 2.0, iHeartRadio gets own theater, government shutdown affects event industry

Snapchat 2.0: If you’re a “snapper” you might have noticed a slight change in the app. While not adapting to a Facebook model per se, Snapchat now allows for a news feed of sorts, collecting your snaps within a 24-hour period and giving users the option to send this collection to their friends. The biggest change: The “My Story” collections don’t disappear after a 10-second time frame and your friends can watch your feed over and over within that 24-hour period. This newest feature mirrors the 15-second Instagram videos and 6-second Vine stories. The only difference is they have a shorter life-span and no bells and whistles (i.e. filters, cover photos, hashtags)

There’s a new kid in town: iHeartRadio, which covers major channels like KIIS FM and AMP Radio is opening its own theater in Los Angeles on October 22. The music and events venue plans to kick things off with a part for Katy Perry’s much-anticipated album release. The 20,000-square-foot venue is located at Burbank Studios.

Government shutdown = event shutdown: With the government shutdown in effect since last week, a number of events have been cancelled, specifically political fundraising events.

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