Category Archives: Snap

Snap copied location sharing app Zenly to build Snap Map

 Snap just announced a brand new feature today called Snap Map, which lets you view your friends on a map in real time and browse stories around you. If this sounds familiar, it’s because French startup Zenly has been working for years on a location sharing app so that you can see what your friends have been up to. According to a source, Snap approached Zenly late last year about a… Read More

Snap hit another major low and is rapidly tumbling toward its IPO price

 We aren’t fully sounding the :siren: bells just yet, but Snap today took yet another dive as it tapped as low as $17.11 this morning — and is now hovering just above the price that it set for its initial public offering. Snap’s last earnings report resulted in a disaster, and while the company still managed to stay above $20 for an extended period of time, a string of bad… Read More

Crunch Report | Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One X

Uber moves forward with Holder report reccomendations, Microsoft reveals the Xbox One X, Snap Spectacles 2.0 might have augmented reality built in and Jaguar Land Rover bets on Lyft. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Jeremy Liew says to forget the critics and watch “Planet of the Apps” for its window onto pitch meetings

 Reviewers have not been kind to Apple’s first TV offering, “Planet of the Apps.” Variety had a particularly entertaining, if biting, take, with writer Maureen Ryan likening the show to “something that was developed at a cocktail party, and not given much more rigorous thought or attention after the pitcher of mojitos was drained.” Earlier today, we talked with one… Read More

Snap is developing a second version of Spectacles which may include augmented reality

 Snap extended the sale of its Spectacles into Europe this month, but already the company is working on a second version of the video-recording glasses which could be quite radical, according to a source with knowledge of the plans. The first set of Spectacles went on sale last year and are priced at $129.99. They allow their owner to take photos and videos which can then be posted to the… Read More

Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

 Snap’s Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe. Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap’s website or in a vending machine. With this launch, Spectacles are available outside of the U.S. for the first time. European Spectacles are exactly the same as the ones that launched in September 2016 in the U.S. While the excitement around Spectacles… Read More

Snapchat’s Bitmoji get changing expressions and Snapcode placement

 Snapchat is deepening its Bitmoji integration – your Bitmoji, if you have one set up, will now appear within your Snapcode, and users can also now change their Bitmoji’s expression to reflect their mood when making edits to their cartoonish avatar in the app’s settings. This seems like a small change, but the new offering from Snapchat actually gives you a lot of reason to… Read More

Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family

 Snapchat is adding the ability to create custom stories limited to specific friends, or to direct contacts and their friends within a geofenced area. These new custom sttories otherwise operate just like regular Snapchat Stories, but will disappear entirely if no one within the group adds any updates for 24 hours. The custom Story feature is a good fit for special occasions, like birthdays… Read More