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When I was a kid I was desperate for a Polaroid camera: to be able to take a photo and see italmostright away was fantastic to me. With normal cameras, you had to wait until you finished the whole film, then you had to take it to get developed, and that could take a week.
Most of Snaps top products came from acquisitions, and now it will have the war chest to make more. Yet it didnt have to blow its momentum to collect this cash.
One billion people use Facebook Messenger every month. And no matter how bad the current perceptions of the bot scene are, that number is hard to ignore.
Co-founder Ernestine Fu hopes that Blackstorm Labs, the makers of a bullet hell-ish fantasy shooter called EverWing, has figured out how to tap into that real-time co-operative experience that you might find in a massive online game like World of Warcraft within Facebook Messenger. The company is calling the experience Boss Raids.
Credit:Screen shot of graph created with Facebook’s Prophet tool in R Facebook has open-sourced its Prophet forecasting tool, designed “to make it easier for experts and non-experts to make high-quality forecasts,” according to a blog post by Sean J. Taylor and Ben Letham in the company’s research team. “Forecasts are customizable in ways that are intuitive to non-experts,” they wrote.
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While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices specifically in chat apps the worlds biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with IndiasAirtel and wholesale provider BCS, carriers that both have networking businesses in the country; and its Telecom Infrastructure Project is leading the charge to invest $170 million into telecoms infrastructure startups.
Born out of technology designed to help price a musician or bands live performance, based on their social media presence, SocialWall aims to be a smarter way for brands to display social media mentions at events or in venues. Like somanysocial media management products, the promise is less noise and more signal.
Revcontent, a self-funded companypowering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. Thats not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the content discovery app formerly known as Flipora and Infoaxe.
The short answer for why Snap lowballed its initial valuation for its initial public offeringis that it probably wont be that low for long. Normally these prices are set by expectations the underwriters and executives can divine from their conversations with Wall Street.