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Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network once again makes a play to appeal to young users.<p>Facebook is trying again to be cool with teens.<p>The tech giant said Monday it's buying tbh, a social network popular with teens that lets people send compliments to each other through anonymous quizzes. Facebook didn't …

Mark Zuckerberg

Snap Finally Gets Some Good News That Jim Cramer Likes

It has not been easy for Snap Inc. (SNAP) since the company went public in March. In fact, it's been all downhill, really. Shares are down 40% since …

Stocks

What you need to know in advertising today

BuzzFeed is trying to make it a lot easier for big TV marketers to buy ads on its owned-and-operated properties.<p>The digital publisher is rolling out two new ads aimed at helping marketers produce ads that fit the look and feel of BuzzFeed without all the heavy lifting of having to create original …

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A guy who was in the same fraternity as Evan Spiegel wrote a book about the Snap CEO

One of Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel's fellow Stanford graduates has written a new book about the history of the six-year-old messaging app.<p>With the title "How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars," the book chronicles the early days of Snapchat up to its blockbuster initial public offering earlier this …

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Snap to add context to content to open up new revenue streams

Snap is opening up a potential new line of revenues by allowing Snapchat users to “swipe up” for more information about the location or contents of a …

Snap Inc.

Inside Evan Spiegel's Quest to Map Snap's Future | Backchannel

<b>I don’t know I’ve reached Snap’s</b> global headquarters until I am standing in front of them, leaning on the handle of my rolling suitcase and puzzling …

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Snap Debuts Context Cards To Enlarge Business Interaction

Opening up a host of commercial possibilities, Snap on Tuesday unveiled “context cards."<p>Along with a slew of partners from TripAdvisor to Foursquare …

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel threw shade at Facebook's most sacred business rule

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel doesn't appear to believe in Facebook's famous motto of "move fast and break things."<p>The Snap CEO recently threw shade at Mark Zuckerberg's early mantra, which has seeped out of the tech industry and into pop culture through TV shows like HBO's "Silicon Valley."<p>"One of the …

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Snapchat now lets you book Uber rides

Facebook has often been accused of copying Snapchat. Now Snapchat may be taking a page from Facebook (FB, Tech30).<p>Snap (SNAP), the parent company of Snapchat, announced a new feature called Context Cards on Tuesday that lets users book Uber rides and restaurant reservations directly through the …

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Snapchat's AR feature helps it march ahead of rivals Facebook and Apple for daily users

Snapchat has overtaken rivals Facebook and Apple in terms of augmented reality (AR) engagement as more than one third of daily users engage with …

Augmented Reality

Snap is popping after a report of huge engagement growth (SNAP)

Snap is up 1.17% to $14.65 on Friday morning after a report from Axios said the company's user engagement numbers jumped recently.<p>Snapchat has seen a 40% growth in its Stories engagement since launching its Snap Maps feature, according to the Axios report by Sara Fischer. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said …

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Google's Day of Ripping Off Other Companies

From the moment Google’s big product event kicked off on Wednesday, it seemed as if every speaker was attempting to temper expectations and say, in …

Google Assistant

Snapchat founder admits struggles, defends company strategy

It's been a bumpy 2017 for Snap Inc. and 27-year-old CEO/founder Evan Spiegel, who made a rare public appearance at Vanity Fair's New Establishment …

Politics

Best celebrity wedding dresses of 2017: The brides who really wowed in white

Weddings are big business and there's nothing we like to do more than be privvy to celebrities and their nuptials.<p>Whether it's to get inspiration for …

Weddings

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Says He Wasn't the Best Communicator, but Is Working on Becoming a Better Leader

He may be the youngest CEO of a public company, but don't underestimate him.<p>Evan Spiegel may be the youngest CEO of a public company, but don't underestimate Snap's 27-year-old co-founder just yet. He recently demonstrated a moment of self-awareness and his ability to grow as a leader.<p>On Tuesday, …

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Snap CEO: We've Sold More Than 150,000 Pairs of Spectacles

Snap’s Spectacles aren’t quite the rage they were at launch, but they’ve proven to be a notable venture for the company.<p>CEO Evan Spiegel, speaking at …

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Snap Has Sold Around 150K Pairs Of Video-Taking Sunglasses

Last year, Snap, parent company of the app Snapchat, introduced a whimsical single-purpose product. Its Spectacles, originally available only from …

Consumer News

3 Big Things We Learned About Snap From Evan Spiegel This Week

Over the last 12 months, Snap Inc. (SNAP) has undergone something of a baptism by fire. That's true on both a competitive level, dealing with …

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Snapchat exhibits virtual Jeff Koons sculptures

<b>Snapchat is displaying virtual sculptures by the artist Jeff Koons at nine locations across the world.</b><p>The artworks - which include a version of his giant bubble dog and a large multi-coloured pile of Play-Doh - are shown as augmented reality exhibits superimposed over real-world views captured by …

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Admits He Needs to Communicate With Investors Better

It's not a good sign when Street analysts mock you.<p><b>Snap</b> (NYSE:SNAP) CEO Evan Spiegel spoke at <i>Vanity Fair</i>'s New Establishment conference yesterday. …

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Tech Today: Tax Troubles For Amazon, Apple; Yahoo’s Data Breach Gets Bigger

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech:<p>​The massive data breach at Yahoo in 2013 was far bigger than previously disclosed. <b>Yahoo’s</b> …

Wall Street Journal

Why Snap Is Still Interested In Hardware Despite Lackluster Spectacles Sales

Snap’s Spectacles – the company’s first foray into the hardware space – appear to be off to a slow start, with CEO Evan Spiegel noting that the company had only sold over 150k units of the sunglasses with mounted cameras. The product, which allows wearers to capture circular video from a …

Augmented Reality

Snap Does Well With Spectacles Sales

To date, Snap has sold about 150,000 pairs of Spectacles, CEO Evan Spiegel said at an industry event this week.<p>As reported by CNBC, Spiegel revealed …

Advertising Industry

Snap’s Evan Spiegel admits that he needs to communicate better with Wall Street

Spiegel says he “underestimated” the importance of communicating as a public company.<p>Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says he has no regrets about how or when he took his company public earlier this year, even though the stock is down almost 40 percent since its opening-day close.<p>One thing that surprised him, …

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Snap CEO: Spectacles sales are 'over 150,000 units'

Now that the hype around Snap's Spectacles has died down, there is the question of how many units the company actually sold. In a conversation today at the <i>Vanity Fair</i> New Establishment Summit, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that sales of its camera-equipped sunglasses had topped 150,000 -- more than the …

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Evan Spiegel Doesn’t Regret Taking Snapchat Public

At the V.F. New Establishment Summit, the 27-year-old C.E.O. admits he could have communicated his vision better, but stands by his decision.<p>While Snapchat’s stock has slumped since its euphoric debut on the New York Stock Exchange in March, chief executive <b>Evan Spiegel</b> says he doesn’t regret taking …

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Snap’s Evan Spiegel touts first year Spectacles sales, using the iPod as a comparison

Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit this afternoon, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel touted how many units of the Snapchat Spectacles the company has sold. Spiegel said the company has sold around 150,000 of the camera glasses during the first year of availability – a number he’s proud of …

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel: My One Big Regret About Our IPO

Wall Street has been a tough critic of Snap Inc. (SNAP) ever since it went public in March, but CEO Evan Spiegel believes some of it may have been …

Snap Inc.

Evan Spiegel defends Snap's IPO but says he could have communicated better

Despite a shaky stock market performance, Snap Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said he has few regrets about taking his company public this year.<p>“Going public was really the right thing for the company, and certainly the right thing at the time,” Spiegel said in a rare speaking …

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