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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Profile of Vergence Labs, a small LA startup Snap Inc. acquired in 2014 for Spectacles-related tech   —  Hundreds of people lined up off Venice Beach boardwalk on a sunny November morning to buy Snapchat's Spectacles from a bright yellow vending machine.  —  It was the first day the $130 camera glasses …
Nov 24, 2016, 12:05 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Snapchat will sell its Spectacles camera glasses through pop-up vending machines   —  Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. has revealed how it will sell its camera-equipped, $130 Spectacles glasses: through pop-up vending machines called Snapbots that appear in “surprising” locations for one day only.
Nov 10, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg defends having Thiel as a Facebook board member in internal memo, says it's important to stand up for peoples' right to hold different views   —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly doesn't intend to distance his company from board member and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel.
Oct 19, 2016, 3:27 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Snapchat commits to creating 396 new jobs in NYC over the next five years for up to $5M in tax breaks   —  Snapchat is planning to significantly grow its ranks in New York City, the advertising and media capital of the world.  —  The Los Angeles-based startup has agreed to create 396 new jobs …
Aug 17, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Foursquare releases Marsbot, an app that offers personalized and location-based tips on where to eat and drink before you ask   —  Foursquare is dipping its toes into the world of bots.  —  The location discovery company has a new app called Marsbot, which bills itself as …
May 24, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Snapchat comes under fire for ‘digital blackface’ filter that turns you into Bob Marley   —  Snapchat is facing backlash over a new filter that turns anyone into Jamaican singer Bob Marley.  The filter appears to be timed to coincide with April 20, a special day for cannabis enthusiasts.
Apr 20, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Facebook buys popular selfie filter app Masquerade, will keep it operational as a stand-alone app, integrate its technology   —  Facebook just bought the popular face swapping app that's dominating the App Store right now  —  Get ready to see more silly selfies.
Mar 9, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Apple's general counsel Bruce Sewell submits opening statement for his testimony before Congress tomorrow, summarizing Apple's position in FBI case   —  Here's what Apple's top lawyer will tell Congress tomorrow  —  The battle between Apple and the FBI over hacking the iPhone that belonged …
Feb 29, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Dennis Crowley on Foursquare's Pilgrim location technology and how the company will focus more on how its data can be used by other appmakers in 2016   —  Foursquare's location data is way more powerful than people realize  —  One of the top-rated pizza places in Brooklyn on Foursquare is called Lucali.
Jan 3, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
How Spotify is using Echo Nest algorithms and humans to create its Discovery Weekly playlist   —  Spotify is getting unbelievably good at picking music — here's an inside look at how  —  There's a playlist on Spotify I love called Discover Weekly.  It's updated every Monday with a mix of songs …
Sep 7, 2015, 9:40 PMIn context

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