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Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source: Snap plans to announce its gaming platform, which will feature games by outside developers designed for the Snapchat app, at a partner summit on April 4   —  Snap Inc. plans to announce its long-rumored gaming platform for developers next month, Cheddar has learned.
Mar 15, 2019, 8:35 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
TikTok hires Vanessa Pappas, who was YouTube's Global Head of Creative Insights, as its first-ever General Manager for the US   —  TikTok, the Chinese-owned company that has quickly become one of the hottest apps in North America, has hired a veteran YouTube executive to oversee its U.S. operations.
Feb 7, 2019, 4:05 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Facebook hires the team behind Chainspace, a startup building tech for decentralized “smart contracts”, its first blockchain acquisition   —  Facebook has made its first acquisition in the blockchain space.  —  The social network has quietly hired the team behind Chainspace …
Feb 4, 2019, 3:52 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Apple is planning a subscription service for games; it began discussions with game developers in the second half of 2018   —  Apple is planning a subscription service for games, according to five people familiar with the matter.  —  The service would function like Netflix for games …
Jan 28, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Michelle Castillo / Cheddar:
Source: T-Mobile to launch a free, ad-supported mobile video streaming service through the Layer3 division it acquired last year and using licensed Xumo tech   —  T-Mobile will join the streaming wars in the next few weeks with a free, ad-supported mobile video service, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Jan 25, 2019, 11:57 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap fires security chief over secret relationship with a consultant and pushes out his boss, the head of HR, amid multiple departures in recent months   —  Snap's global security chief has been fired after an internal investigation found that he had an undisclosed relationship …
Jan 18, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
Cheddar:
Samsara, a maker of sensors and GPS units for fleet vehicle management, raises $100M at $3.6B valuation from existing investors a16z and General Catalyst   —  Samsara, one of the hottest tech start-ups in the freight and logistics space, is raising $100 million in fresh funding, Cheddar has learned.
Dec 28, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap is planning to release new Spectacles with two cameras and an aluminum frame for $350 by the year's end   —  Snap Inc. is planning to release a new version of its Spectacles glasses with two cameras and a higher price point of $350 by the end of the year, Cheddar has learned.
Nov 20, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Snap VP of Content Nick Bell, who joined the company in 2014 to lead Discover, says he's leaving amid a planned reorg under Chief Strategy Officer Jared Grusd   —  Another longtime Snap executive is jumping ship.  —  This time it's Nick Bell, Snap's VP of Content, who told employees that he's leaving on Monday.
Nov 12, 2018, 1:14 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Leaked internal survey of Snap's ~3,000-person workforce shows 40% don't plan to stay, up 11% since Q1 2018, as Snap stock has tumbled in recent months   —  Snapchat employees are looking to jump ship in growing numbers after a botched app redesign and drop in stock price soured many on the company's future …
Oct 24, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context

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