A fad these days is for corporations to launch startup accelerators, a program designed to help legacy incumbents innovate. We’ve seen these initiatives sprout up time-and-time again, like with Orange, Samsung, and Qualcomm. And in Silicon Valley, independent ones like 500 Startups and Y Combinator are viewed as a badge of honor among entrepreneurs. In… Continue reading Snap Has a Startup Accelerator, but Who Really Benefits?
As the adage goes, the best camera is the one that’s with you. The quality of photos captured and shared continue to improve with each device’s successive generation and tech companies are looking to capitalize on the media proliferation that’s being generated. But it’s one thing to request access to the camera and gallery on… Continue reading How A Dog-Eared Filter Got Tech To Think Camera-First
Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Medium, and Snapchat are just some of the apps today that have “Stories”, a way that lets you craft a chronicle of your day or journey in an ephemeral manner. Each service is jockeying for your attention and adding new bells and whistles, partnerships, and the latest technology to curry favor.… Continue reading The Ephemeral Dilemma
Snapchat’s parent company certainly is feeling the pressure to emerge from Facebook’s shadow — everything that it does, Facebook will follow soon after and while executives from the social networking company have given credit to Snap, it’s a difficult situation. After all, as Snapchat gets new features designed to improve the user experience, a common… Continue reading Why These Teens Are Bullish On Snapchat’s Appeal To Generation Z