Tag: Snapchat

  • Its the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine

    Watching the current price madness is scary. Bitcoin is falling and rising in $500 increments with regularity and Ethereum and its attendant ICOs are in a seeming freefall with a few “dead cat bounces” to keep things lively. What this signals is not that crypto is dead, however. It signals that the early, elated period […]

  • Snapchat VP of Product Tom Conrad will disappear from tech

    One of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s top lieutenants Tom Conrad will leave Snapchat, and the whole tech industry, in March. Coming roughly two years after he joined the company as VP of Product, a source tipped off TechCrunch to Conrad’s impending departure, which Snap now confirms to us. Snap’s director of growth Jacob Andreou who […]

  • Vertical video finally became a thing this year

    A view of people holding phones at NBC's "Today"Image: Noam Galai/WireImage The iPhone X is basically one gigantic screen, but the “notch” right at the top of the display guides the owner on how to hold it. The phone should be held vertically, where the length is far longer than the width. And yet, since […]

  • Sources: Snap has acquired Metamarkets for less than $100M to step up its ad tech play

    As Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, gears up to report its quarterly earnings next week, it looks like the company is making some moves to beef up its primary business line, advertising. TechCrunch has learned that the company has acquired Metamarkets, an ad tech startup that provides programmatic ad data-related services to marketers, such as […]