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Analysis: What is up with Snap? Opinion 

Analysis: What is up with Snap?

Snap, the company, is an enigma. The company’s AR-powered social network/camera app is a phenomenon, yet the company itself isn’t turning heads. According to CNBC, Snap is laying off 100 engineers, accounting for 10 percent of the team. Not a great sign for an innovation-driven company. Previously, Snap has had layoffs in marketing, recruitment and content divisions. The news comes... Read More
Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat  Earnings reports Opinion 

Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat 

From Hans Hartman’s weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives insights. It’s the platform, stupid Just as the world finally figured out why Snap relabeled itself as a camera company, last week Facebook proclaimed it’s not just a camera company, it’s a camera company built on the world’s ambitious augmented reality platform. Let’s add some perspectives to their F8 announcements: Recently, Facebook has... Read More
Facebook Head of Immersive Media Eric Cheng to share insights on the VR revolution at Mobile Photo Connect conference Events Market research Press releases 

Facebook Head of Immersive Media Eric Cheng to share insights on the VR revolution at Mobile Photo Connect conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hans Hartman hans@suite48A.com October 11, 2016 Under the heading of “Pushing the photo and video boundaries,” Eric Cheng, Facebook’s Head of Immersive Media, will discuss his endeavors in VR and other transformative imaging technologies – including drone and light field photography – in a special fireside chat session at Mobile Photo Connect. The world’s premier conference... Read More
IPOs can stifle innovation, according to Stanford study Market research 

IPOs can stifle innovation, according to Stanford study

We’ve all seen it a dozen times. Ground-breaking creative company files an IPO, then stagnates. Pick your example: Pets.com, Zynga, Facebook, Groupon, Pandora, etc. Having a popular service or clever marketing gimmick doesn’t necessarily translate into stock-market success. But according to an article in BusinessWeek, an IPO can also have a chilling effect on innovation. “Companies that succeed in going... Read More
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