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L’Oréal rolls out a line of ‘virtual makeup’

L’Oréal rolls out a line of ‘virtual makeup’ Selfie filters have improved immensely over the past several years, but companies on the forefront of the tech see plenty of room to grow. The cosmetics world has seen some rapid change in the past several years as makeup has proven particularly ripe for […]

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Temporal raises $18.75M for its microservices orchestration platform

Temporal raises .75M for its microservices orchestration platform Temporal, a Seattle-based startup that is building an open-source, stateful microservices orchestration platform, today announced that it has raised an $18.75 million Series A round led by Sequoia Ventures. Existing investors Addition Ventures and Amplify Partners also joined, together with new investor Madrona Venture […]

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Snapchat launches its TikTok rival, Sounds on Snapchat

Snapchat launches its TikTok rival, Sounds on Snapchat Snapchat this summer announced it would soon release a new music-powered feature that would allow users to set their Snaps to music. Today, the company made good on that promise with the launch of “Sounds on Snapchat” on iOS, a feature that lets users […]

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Combining social shopping rewards and personal finance apps, ex-Snap product gurus launch Meemo

Combining social shopping rewards and personal finance apps, ex-Snap product gurus launch Meemo After Wisam Dakka and André Madeira left Snap in 2018 the two longtime product developers and coders cast about for a new app to build.  Looking around they realized there was no financial product that spoke to the generation […]

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Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S. and international cities like London, Mexico City, Seoul and Vilnius are building professional social networks for black professionals […]

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Snapchat will launch Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show

Snapchat will launch Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show Snapchat’s most popular yet under-exploited feature is finally getting the spotlight in 2020. Starting in February with a global release, your customizable Bitmoji avatar will become the star of a full-motion cartoon series called Bitmoji TV. It’s a massive evolution for Bitmoji beyond […]

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Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey

Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey No one’s going to pay $380 for decent point-of-view video glasses and some trippy filters. But that’s kind of the point of Snapchat Spectacles 3. They’re merely a stepping stone towards true augmented reality eyewear — a public hardware beta for the Snap Lab R&D team […]

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Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat

Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with added support for sharing a song, playlist, artist profile, or podcast either directly to your friends on Snapchat or to your Snapchat […]

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Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I […]

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Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering

Snap looks to raise billion in private debt offering Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is looking to add some cash to its coffers via a new proposed private offering of $1 billion in convertible senior notes, with a due date for maturation of August 1, 2026. The debt offering will be […]

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