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Bloomberg:
Pinterest raises $150M from existing investors at the same share price as two years ago, now valued at $12.3B   —  Company valuation rises to $12 billion due to increase in total number of shares.  —  Pinterest Inc. raised $150 million in venture funding from a group of existing investors …
Jun 6, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Musical.ly is in talks with media companies including Viacom and NBCUniversal to make original shows, set to launch this summer   —  Tween video app aims to launch new shows as soon as summer  —  Virtual face mask creation tool among other new features
May 19, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Snap pilots ads for world lenses, its AR filters for the rear-facing camera, which sources say cost 30% more than the $300K-$700K promotional lenses   —  Snapchat's user growth is slowing.  Prepare for the deluxe ads.  —  On Cinco de Mayo, millions of Snapchat users willingly turned their selfies into an ad for Taco Bell.
May 15, 2017, 1:16 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
App Annie: 35% of Snapchat users can't be found on Facebook, 46% can't be found on Instagram on an average day in Q4, suggesting users are loyal to Snapchat   —  App Annie Says 46% of Snapchat users aren't found on Instagram  —  Snap's sales pitch hinges on having loyal group of fans
May 3, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Profile of Sheryl Sandberg and the business impact of her efforts to create a sharing culture at Facebook   —  The COO inspires her fans, and her employees, to talk about sadness, even tragedy, at work.  That can be healing—and highly profitable.  —  From Subscribe Reprints
Apr 29, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Facebook hires Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple, as head of Oculus VR hardware   —  Facebook Inc. has hired Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple Inc., as head of hardware for its Oculus VR division.  —  Hillman held senior engineering and design roles at Apple …
Mar 27, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Instagram to let users book appointments with businesses, may eventually add more tools like reviews; feature set to roll out in next couple of months   —  New feature will give advertisers a direct way to measure the power of Facebook's photo-sharing app  —  Instagram, the photo-sharing …
Mar 22, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap, Google discussed search deal to help identify objects captured by users' cameras, but it didn't materialize; Snap's building its own search tools   —  The companies discussed a search partnership that never materialized, but a $2 billion cloud deal binds them.  —  by
Feb 5, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Zuckerberg has 12+ Facebook employees helping him with posts and comments on his Facebook page and professional photographers to snap personal moments   —  When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was.
Jan 18, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Snap Inc.'s culture of secrecy, led by CEO Evan Spiegel, could be problematic as the company prepares to IPO in March   —  Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel's values will be tested as he convinces investors of the company's potential.  —  by  —  Last September, Snapchat employees read a report …
Jan 17, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context

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