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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat filing shows DAU growth slowed at end of Q3, right after Instagram Stories launched, cites competitors that may mimic its products under risk factors   —  Snapchat was flying high in early 2016, but the launch of direct competitor Instagram Stories coincided with a massive drop …
Feb 2, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Report: Snapchat has 160M DAUs, up from 130M in Q1 2016, as revenue reaches $400M in 2016, beating internal targets   —  Some Snap Inc stats have leaked ahead of its expected IPO filing today, and they show strong progress in earning money, but slowed user growth.
Feb 2, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook reports Q4 revenue of $8.81B, vs $8.51B expected, as MAUs grow to 1.86B, up 17% YoY, and DAUs rise to 1.23B for December 2016, up 18% YoY   —  Facebook had another strong quarter in Q4 2016, earning $8.81 billion in revenue and $1.41 EPS.  It pulled that from 1.86 billion monthly users …
Feb 1, 2017, 4:12 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is now training its News Feed algorithm to detect authenticity of posts to reduce the promotion of spammy, fake, and sensational stories   —  Facebook is prioritizing “authentic” content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine …
Jan 31, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat now lets you make QR Snapcodes that will open websites inside the app when scanned   —  Facebook gave businesses the Like button connected to their Page, and now Snapchat is giving websites their own QR Snapcodes.  With today's iOS update and Android beta, users can create …
Jan 31, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
American Civil Liberties Union joins Y Combinator's winter batch of startups, giving it access to mentoring and Demo Day   —  The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator.
Jan 31, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Analytics firms and social media stars say Snapchat Stories view counts have plummeted between 15% and 40% since Instagram launched its Stories clone   —  Good enough and convenient.  That's proved a winning strategy for Instagram's clone, according to a dozen analytics providers …
Jan 30, 2017, 4:23 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires science search engine Meta and will make its tool free in a few months, after enhancing the product   —  Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search …
Jan 23, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Fabric, Twitter's mobile app development tool suite, and its team; Fabric will join Google's Developer Products Group   —  Google is taking over Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics …
Jan 18, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google stops supporting Google+ Hangouts API; no new apps can be built as of today, and existing apps will stop working after April 25   —  Draw with your face?  Conference call ping pong?  Not any more.  Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API …
Jan 6, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context

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