Oh Snap! That ephemeral photo sharing company is going to IPO in March! That’s right, Snapchat (or Snap, or those really cool) shared more of their details this week. To be honest, not all the numbers look great. For example, after Facebook copied their Stories product, Snapchat’s growth stalled almost immediately. For a company that’s still losing money, that’s not great. That story and more below.
In this episode we take a surprising twist and beat up on Apple for not updating their hardware. We also commend Instagram for copying Snapchat. What is wrong with us!? See below for all the stories and their links.
We started things out mourning the loss of a great piece of Facebook tech. We then looked toward the future, and how to educate it. Things nearly careened out of control for a little while, but we avoided an accident. We wrapped it all up with a nutritious machined made burger. We also mentioned HTC spinning off their VR department, Spotify getting testy with Apple and Google increasing the bandwidth to Japan.
This week represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
Instagram and Pinterest are looking for new ways to grow to help justify their huge valuations. One area they should look into are 3D dinosaur bones.
We also talk about 53’s new pencil, the Museum fur Naturkunde’s 3D bones, Qualcomm’s smart-things chip, Snapchat and Vine competing with Instagram, Valve’s Oculus Rift competiting product, Terrafugia’s new TF-X carplane, Philips smart bulbs, and the Xbox One.