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Topic: Snap

Snap executing another round of layoffs, 120 engineers losing their jobs [u]

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Snapchat developer Snap is preparing to lay off 120 engineers, or almost 10 percent of its engineering team.


Snap at work on second- and third-generation Spectacles with upgraded tech

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Looking to move past the commercial failure of the first iteration, Snap is reportedly working on not one but two new versions of its camera-equipped Spectacles.


Google brings ARCore out of beta, raising challenge to Apple's ARKit

02/26/2018, 09:02 am

Google has launched version 1.0 of its ARCore SDK, signaling the first real salvo in a fight with Apple for developer support in augmented reality.


As Apple gears up for AR headset, Snap writes off $39.9M in unsold Spectacles

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million -- with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.


Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.


Google extended $30B takeover offer to Snap in 2016, may still be open to deal - report

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

At one point in 2016 Google floated the idea of buying Snap -- the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat -- for at least $30 billion, and a similar offer may remain open, according to a report.


Snap's fledgling Spectacles sold just over 63,000 units in March quarter

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

In a sign of how tough the market for Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses could be, Snap is estimated to have sold a little over 63,800 pairs of Spectacles in the March quarter.


Snap signs major network deals for Snapchat TV shows

05/04/2017, 11:05 am

Snap is reportedly signing deals with a variety of TV networks to get shows in its popular iPhone and Android app, Snapchat -- echoing a similar strategy being adopted by Twitter.


Snapchat for iPhone gains 3D, augmented reality 'World Lenses'

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

The iPhone version of Snapchat on Tuesday updated with a feature called World Lenses, making more advanced use of the augmented reality technology Snap has experimented with for over a year.


Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected Spectacles

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.