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Snapchat on Wednesday introduced a slate of self-produced shows for its Discover section as the company’s new effort to bring back old users and to retain the existing ones. Referred to as the Snap Originals by Snapchat, the shows will include scripted storylines and reality shows that would last through episodes over the next several months and exclusively for the platform. The shows could help to promote more conversation among Snapchat users aside from winning new users or viewers if they are successful. To hype the shows extensi...
Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), the parent company of Snapchat announced a drastic decline in the user growth on Tuesday at 2018 Q2 earnings call. With 188 million Daily Active Users (DAUs) by the end of June 30, 2018, Snapchat user growth decreased by 2 percent against 191 million in 2018 Q1. Though, 2018 Q2 DAUs figures are much higher than 173 million users recorded in the second quarter of last year. This is the first time the image sharing app has accounted a negative net addition to its user count, since its inception in 2011. The cur...
Last year, a group of people launched an app called Houseparty. Houseparty is an app that comes from the ones who brought us the live streaming app Meerat. Meerat was an app that initiated a feature of group video chat. Eventually, Meerat saw competition in the form of Facebook Live and Periscope owned by Twitter. After this, the owner of the app, Ben Rubin and his team built another app- Houseparty, as reported by The Verge. In this app, a user gets notified whenever his friends have the app opened. Moreover, it invites the user to v...
Snapchat wants to expand its business by providing hardware products. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel released its first hardware product in Venice, California at a press conference. What initially appeared to be a pair of sunglasses, this product is known as “Spectacles” and has a small camera equipped in it. Hence one can record videos in this camera at the push of a button. The design of this product is attained by keeping in mind the concept of preserving memories from the first-person perspective. Speculations for the launch of suc...
Here's some of the most recent tech news that you need to know. It includes major announcements from some of the Silicon Valley giants and tech things that are going around the world right now. We’ve picked 10 most important tech news and here they are: Uber Uber is trying to get cyclists from various established food delivery startups for its UberEATS platform, which is going to launch soon in the United Kingdom. The unicorn company is especially focusing on the riders from the startup named Take Eat Easy and Deliveroo, who ar...
Face swapping has been one of the most popular Snapchat trends of 2016 with users taking it upon themselves to see just how far they can push it and the latest feature takes it to dizzying new heights. The most recent iOS update, released Thursday will allow users to face swap with a photo from the phone's camera roll. With this new feature anyone can see how they would look like as celebrities just by using their screenshots, or downloading high-resolution images for better-looking swaps. Previously, the app’s popular face-swapping f...
Snapchat is now a lot more than ephemeral photos and texts with the recent Chat 2.0 update. This update makes Snapchat a competitor to every messaging or social networking app that exists today. At its initial phase, it was just an app that high schoolers used for sexting, but with time, it has evolved into the most vivacious app. If you missed the latest and greatest update of Snapchat, Chat 2.0 came up with six new features that will drastically change the good ole Snapchat. Chat 2.0 will enable users to make both audio and video...
Snapchat and Snapchat Channel is a popular name within millennial for sharing videos and snaps. As usual, in order to meet the ever-growing needs of conventional entertainment and technology, the app has come up with a strategy for a course correction in its original layout. It is looking forward to generating its own in-house content. Snapchat will permanently axe-off Snap channel, which will result in the departure of a several number of employees, including Head of Program Planning and Development, Marcus Wiley. Earlier Tech...
Is it possible that stem cells can be a root cause for common form of cancers? Well, a startup firm known as Stemcentrx believes so. Talk About Stemcentrx Silicon Valley is familiar with the private and rapidly growing imminent tech companies that are worth a million dollars mostly, like Square, Uber, and Calico. The same phenomenon is widely spreading to the biotechnology fields, where all the investors are throwing their pennies in a huge amount at firms, which promise to smack away the historically lower odds of drug success ...