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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel slams social media—and says Snapchat isn’t social media

A situation of the pot calling the kettle black? Snap CEO Spiegel has written an op-ed for Axios decrying the damage social media has done in propagating fake news and to our ability for self-expression. “The personalized newsfeed revolutionized the way people share and consume content. But let’s be honest: this came at a huge … Continue reading “Snap CEO Evan Spiegel slams social media—and says Snapchat isn’t social media”

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel slams social media—and says Snapchat isn’t social media
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Snap’s stock is tanking after poor user growth and Spectacles spectacle

Is Snapchat’s parent company steadily ceding ground to Instagram? Let’s look at the stock after today’s Q3 earnings report: I think it’s safe to say yes. Snap added only 4.5 million new daily active users this quarter, reporting a total of 178 million daily users—nearly 4 million less than estimates. No wonder Snap’s stock is … Continue reading “Snap’s stock is tanking after poor user growth and Spectacles spectacle”

Snap’s stock is tanking after poor user growth and Spectacles spectacle
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Snapchat’s poor-selling Spectacles are another bitter blow for smart glasses

When the company behind Snapchat introduced a set of video-capturing eyeglasses in the fall of 2016, tech observers lined up to argue that Snap’s Spectacles wouldn’t be Google Glass all over again. By making smart glasses cheaper, cooler, and a little less creepy, the argument went, Snap would have a better shot at mainstream success. One … Continue reading “Snapchat’s poor-selling Spectacles are another bitter blow for smart glasses”

Snapchat’s poor-selling Spectacles are another bitter blow for smart glasses
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Snapchat CEO: Our dancing hot dog is “the world’s first augmented reality superstar”

Snap’s stock is down by nearly 16% at the moment, but there’s no stopping Snapchat’s dancing hot dog filter. During the company’s second-quarter earnings phone call today, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the popular filter—which has spawned a cavalcade of memes—had been viewed more than 1.5 billion times in Snapchat since its debut. “Our dancing hot dog is … Continue reading “Snapchat CEO: Our dancing hot dog is “the world’s first augmented reality superstar””

Snapchat CEO: Our dancing hot dog is “the world’s first augmented reality superstar”
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