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Tencent is launching its own version of Snap Spectacles

Some were surprised to see Snap release a second version of its “face-camera” Spectacles gadget, since the original version failed to convert hype into sales. But those lackluster sales &#

Investors see an opportunity framed in Lensabl’s prescription lens fulfillment business

Lensabl, the company that has built a business putting prescription lenses into any style of glasses frame, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of funding.  Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses

Snapchat Spectacles tests non-circular landscape exports

The worst thing about Spectacles is how closely tied they are to Snapchat. The proprietary circular photo and video format looks great inside Snapchat where you can tip your phone around while always

Snap’s updated Spectacles are doubling down on an unfulfilled vision

Snap showed off a new update to it’s fabled Snap Spectacles today. They’re new, but only sort of, and it’s not clear that they’ve learned much since the glasses first debuted i

Snapchat’s second-gen Spectacles hit the FCC

After a huge early buzz, Snapchat’s wearables ultimately bellyflopped. The company says it lost $40 million on the device. But that failure wasn’t enough to dissuade the company from giving things

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 wo

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 d

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 o

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 ov

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 Crunc

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 sour

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 ar

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, an

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users

Good enough and convenient. That's proved a winning strategy for Instagram's clone, according to a dozen analytics providers, social media celebrities, and talent managers who told TechCrunch they've
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