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  • Twitter’s user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing

    Twitter’s user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing

    The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users were growing quarter-over-quarter. While MAUs might not be the right number to look at these days, for better or worse it’s one of the core metrics that Twitter is judged on for now — and that didn’t pan out when it reported its earnings today… Read More

  • The IPO market in 2017? Underwhelming so far, underscores a new survey

    The IPO market in 2017? Underwhelming so far, underscores a new survey

    The IPO market isn’t looking much more vibrant than last year, underscores a new survey. That could be discouraging for those who hoped a blah year would lead to a booming one. In fact, unless the fall is an especially active time for IPOs — and it might be — 2017 may well serve as one of the less memorable years in recent history. Read More

  • Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

    Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

    There’s no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hardware devices), it eventually had to expand beyond the Snapbot. So yesterday the camera company opened a pop-up shop inside the famous London department store Harrods, which marks the first time you can… Read More

  • NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast

    NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast

    NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it’s calling “Stay Tuned.” The show aims to connect with younger viewers who no longer get their news from traditional television, nor connect with a trusted anchor during a nightly broadcast as generations before them. Read More

  • The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns) Crunch Network

    The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)

    It’s been said that augmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology, and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set of four big ones: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR to more than a billion users and $83 billion by 2021. Read More

  • Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush

    Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush

    Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new “Tint Brush” that allows you to selectively color specific objects or areas of your snaps. The Multi-Snap recording feature is coming to iOS first, with a rollout planned soon for Android, and the Tint Brush feature is launching on both iOS… Read More

  • Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

    Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Menlo Ventures’ Matt Murphy, a venture denizen who previously worked for Kleiner Perkins. Matthew Lynley is still on vacation, though he was recently spotted atop a clouded mountain reciting… Read More

  • Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time

    Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time

    Oh Snap. The Snapchat parent had a difficult day on the stock market, closing at $16.99. It’s officially fallen below its $17 IPO price for the first time. This is significant because it means that overall, public investors have lost money on the company since its March IPO. A money-losing reputation can be hard to recover from. Read More

  • How this year’s tech IPOs have fared so far

    Blue Apron has finally gone public, and we’re at about the halfway point of the year. We’ve seen a lot of IPOs for the first half of 2017, which followed a huge drought last year. All this started when Snap opened up the so-called “IPO window” when it made its debut with a bang, popping the normally-expected 20% or so on its first day of trading. But since then… Read More

  • Snapchat now lets you create custom geofilters right in the app

    Snapchat now lets you create custom geofilters right in the app

    Snapchat introduced a way to create custom geofilters back in February of last year, and now it’s making the feature easier to use. U.S. Snapchat users can now create and submit custom filters directly in the app, rather than having to go to the studio website to make their custom filter. The mobile creative studio is now located in settings, under a menu item called “On-Demand… Read More

  • Rumors of the demise of augmented reality developers have been greatly exaggerated Crunch Network

    Rumors of the demise of augmented reality developers have been greatly exaggerated

    With the announcement of Apple’s ARKit, I’ve been bombarded with questions about what ARKit means for Augmented Reality (AR) developers, specifically ones building hard mobile AR technologies. We, along with our friends at Modsy, were even called out in a recent TechCrunch piece as being “Sherlocked” by Apple. So let me make it very clear up front what ARKit does to the… Read More

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