spectacles

  • Snap sold fewer than 42K Spectacles, down 35% in Q2

    Snap sold fewer than 42K Spectacles, down 35% in Q2

    Snap’s Spectacles sunglasses may prove to be more of a fad than a must-have device. Snap revealed during its call following weak Q2 earnings that it generated $5.4 million in “Other” revenue, which would equate to around 41,500 pairs of its Spectacles camera sunglasses at a $130 price point. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    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 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

  • Snap earned $8.3M on Spectacles ‘and other revenue’ in Q1, $4.5M in Q4

    Snap earned $8.3M on Spectacles ‘and other revenue’ in Q1, $4.5M in Q4

    Snapchat won’t say exactly how many Spectacles its sold, but it did admit today that the “Other revenue” category that’s mostly from Spectacles brought in around $4.5 million in revenue in Q4 2016, and over $8.3 million in revenue in Q1 2017. Read More

  • Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA

    Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA

    Snap today took another step on its quest to truly become the “camera company” it says it is. Following the November 21st launch and subsequent February 20th close of its NYC pop-up shop, it’s now opening a temporary store on the Venice boardwalk near its Los Angeles headquarters. Of course, would-be camera sunglasses buyers don’t have to trek to a physical location… Read More

  • Snapchat soars again on second day of trading

    Snapchat soars again on second day of trading

    Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, has been off to the races with its debut on the stock market. Yesterday, the stock closed at $24.48, a 44% gain from the IPO price of $17. And today it’s gone up a bit further, surpassing $29 at one point, an almost 20% increase from the close of yesterday. Shares later fell to $27, but it’s still on track for a 10% gain for day two. This… Read More

  • Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

    Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

    Snap’s camera company ambitions included exploring drones as a possible product line, according to a new report from the New York Times. The drone plans would’ve given users the potential to take photos and videos from an eagle-eye perspective to share on Snapchat, its social network, and would’ve offered another hardware option alongside Spectacles as a way to help users… Read More

  • Snap: Rewriting ‘Art of War’ for social networking — by not documenting anything Crunch Network

    Snap: Rewriting ‘Art of War’ for social networking — by not documenting anything

    Social networks may be the most valuable and durable types of businesses powered by “network effects,” the phenomenon of products or services becoming more powerful the more people use them. This is one reason the imminent IPO of social/mobile app Snap, which thrives on network effects, is being so closely watched. Another is that Snap represents the first credible threat to Facebook. Read More

  • Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

    Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

    Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the U.S. at Spectacles.com. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Snap files publicly for its massive IPO

    Snap files publicly for its massive IPO, Uber will pause its service in Taiwan starting February 12th, Pokémon GO crosses $1 billion in revenue, Facebook lets you search images by content and Licking County government gets its offices shut down by ransomware. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

  • Snap to list on New York Stock Exchange

    Snap to list on New York Stock Exchange

    Snap, the parent of Snapchat, will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange, TechCrunch has confirmed. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. This means that you can expect to see a big Snapchat banner on Wall Street and that executives will probably be ringing the opening bell when the company debuts, likely in March. The move sends the message that Snap wants its IPO… Read More

  • Crunch Report | AppDynamics CEO Talks Cisco Acquisition

    AppDynamics CEO David Wadhwani and Cisco VP of IoT Rowan Trollope talk to us about the $3.7 billion acquisition, Alpahbet biotech moonshot lands $800 million in funding and a Snapchat Spectacles case melts while charging. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • This Snapchat Spectacles case melted while charging

    This Snapchat Spectacles case melted while charging

    Galaxy Note 7napchat? One owner of Snap Inc’s Spectacles camera-glasses had a similar experience. They tell TechCrunch that after charging the Spectacles case for a half-hour, they returned to find “the internals melted”, and provided us with this photographic evidence. The owner, who wished not to be named, wrote that you can see “the big button and LEDs…all that… Read More

  • A Stroll Through Snap’s NYC Spectacle Line

    Strolling through the line at Snapchat’s NYC Spectacle store

    Snap, the social media company formerly known as Snapchat, has launched a Spectacles pop-up shop in NYC. Inside the store, there is a Snap Bot (a vending machine full of Spectacles). Outside the store, there is a line — a long, winding line of people who stand out in the freezing cold to buy a pair of Snapchat-capable sunglasses. Personally, I have trouble justifying standing outside in… Read More

  • This is Snapchat’s new Spectacles store in New York City

    Snapchat surprised everyone this morning when instead of dropping its Spectacles vending machine in a remote location like the Grand Canyon or Oklahoma, it opened a legitimate storefront in New York City. The store is all white – and contains a sole Bot vending machine, as well as rotating TVs mounted on the wall that show off Spectacles’ 360-degree video capability. The store is… Read More