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Snap Unveils Next Generation of ‘Spectacles’ AR Glasses

Snap has unveiled a new generation of its Spectacles eyewear that puts augmented reality front and center. According to a new report from The Verge, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel unveiled the company's first augmented reality glasses at a virtual developer event called the Partner Summit on Thursday. The glasses are designed to project digital images over the lenses,...

Snap Announces App Stories, Bringing Snapchat’s Popular ‘Stories’ Feature to Third-Party Apps

Snap on Tuesday announced the launch of App Stories, which brings the company’s popular Stories feature to apps created by third-party software developers. According to a new report from TechCrunch, the social media company is launching App Stories, which will let third-party devs bake Snapchat's most popular feature right into their own applications. This is all part of...

Snapchat Introduces 3D Selfie Mode for iPhone X and Newer

Snapchat has introduced a new feature that allows users to take selfies that appear three dimensional. According to a new press release from the social media platform, the new feature — aptly dubbed 3D Camera Mode — lets users take Snaps that can change perspective and appearance as you move your smartphone around. To make this […]

Snap Launches Third-Party Developer Platform ‘SnapKit’

With the launch of its new app developer platform, SnapKit, Snapchat outlines data security measures aimed at putting users first. Snap just announced a platform for third-party app developers, called SnapKit, that lets other apps used Snapchat features, including stickers and Bitmoji. It also turns Snap into an authentication tool app makers can embed in...

Snapchat Preparing Third-Party Developer Tools Dubbed “SnapKit”

Social messaging giant Snap is gearing up to debut tools for third-party Snapchat developers including a login button and camera features. According to TechCrunch, Snapchat is preparing the launch of its first complete developer platform under the tentative name of "SnapKit." The move would be a significant departure for the company, which up until now has been...

Snapchat Has Started Rolling Back Its Wildly Unpopular Redesign Changes

Snapchat's newest look is reversing the most unpopular aspects of its infamous redesign from earlier this year. According to a new report from The Verge, Snapchat started to roll out its second redesign in six months to iPhone users late on Thursday. It's hoping to win back the people it alienated with an overhaul introduced earlier this year. In the...

Redesigned Snapchat App Separating the Social from the Media

Snapchat's newly-redesigned app is separating the social from the media, creating two distinct content pages, according to CEO Evan Spiegel. A new report from Recode details the features of the newly-redesigned app and how it works, and according to the article, the "app is not that different, but now the personal and the professional part ways."...

Snap Completely Redesigning App After Anemic User Growth

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, said Tuesday that it is planning to redesign the messaging application to make it easier to use after facing several consecutive quarters of anemic user growth. According to a report from The Verge, Snap's parent company announced in an earnings report today that it's "currently redesigning our application to make it...

Silicon Valley High School Makes $24 Million From Snap IPO

The red-hot IPO debut of vanishing-photo superstar Snap this week not only placed the Southern California startup at a $35-billion value. According to a new report from Quartz, it also made Mountain View, California’s Saint Francis High School $24 million richer. A private Catholic high school in California's Silicon Valley that made $24 million from...

Snap Opens IPO with Larger Market Cap Than These 17 Companies

Snap Inc. officially started trading today with an opening price of $24 per share, which was higher than the initially reported $17 per share. Based on the opening price, the market capitalization (value of total outstanding shares) of Snap Inc. increased to $33 billion. Early investors in the company are better that Snap will be...