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selfie app snow, once a snapchat clone, raises $50m from softbank and sequoia ch


 it’s been a while since we heard from snow, the snapchat clone app in asia that facebook once tried to buy, but today the company behind it has scooped up a $50 million investment from softbank and sequoia china. snow was started by naver, the korean firm behind popular messaging app line, and it had proven popular in japan, korea, china and other markets in asia thanks to a focus on… read more






chat app line doubles its stake in snapchat clone snow


 ahead of snap’s eagerly-awaited ipo, line, one of the u.s. tech ipo highlights of 2016, has doubled down on sister service and snapchat clone snow. line and snow both share the same parent company — naver — but the two firms have increasingly become financially entwined. line bought up 25 percent of snow last september for $45 million, and now it is nearly doubling its… read more






chat app line doubles its stake in snapchat clone snow


 ahead of snap’s eagerly awaited ipo, line, one of the u.s. tech ipo highlights of 2016, has doubled down on sister service and snapchat clone snow. line and snow both share the same parent company — naver — but the two firms have increasingly become financially entwined. line bought up 25 percent of snow last september for $45 million, and now it is nearly doubling its… read more






there's one part of snapchat that facebook can't copy: ceo evan spiegel


four years ago, evan spiegel made the bet of his life, rejecting facebook's $3-billion offer for his fledgling video messaging app, snapchat. facebook responded by moving aggressively to clone what it couldn't buy. the defining features of snapchat - disappearing images, playful cartoon graphics...






the weloop hey s3 is an apple watch clone you can snag for just $78 in china


the weloop hey s3 is a newly announced apple watch smartwatch clone, with backing from xiaomi, that is on sale in china for a mere $78.






yet another risk of smartphone portraits? canadian study raises the spectre of ‘


eeg showed seizure-relative activity each time patient took a selfie, suggesting flash or anti-red-eye pulsing could be problem for "photosensitive" epileptics






how to use snapchat’s new augmented reality 3d world lenses


snapchat is not going down without a fight. after seeing its main features adopted by facebook’s suite of mobile apps, snapchat has launched the all-new 3d world lenses.snapchat’s 3d world lenses rely on similar augmented reality-powered animations that made its selfie filters so popular. snapchat’s selfie filters were eventually stolen for facebook’s own ar camera features. instead of using ar to animate your face, however, snapchat’s 3d world lenses can be used to add floating animations to what’s in front of you using the rear-facing camera on your smartphone.here’s how: after updating to the latest version of the snapchat app, launch the app and switch to the rear-facing camera by tapping the icon on the upper-right hand corner or double-tapping anywhere on the viewfinder.to read thi






why snapchat might be working on the iphone killer


snapchat is looking to grow beyond its app, but does it have what it takes to build a phone to compete with apple? snapchat’s parent company, snap, has gone public and looking for ways to make its shareholders happy. and what better way than to create the next iphone. after all, snap now considers itself a “camera company,” but more along the lines of apple than kodak. watch the video above to see how snapchat plans to grow up. marketing firm mediakix has created a snapchat phone concept using information from snap’s ipo filing. according to mediakix, a snapchat phone could potentially be the first smartphone to incorporate a 360-degree camera. given that snapchat also popularized selfie filters, augmented reality capabilities could also be part of its iphone killer.to read this article






sequoia, tencent, tpg look to invest in uber alongside softbank


 it’s not just softbank and dragoneer that are looking to buy uber shares from the employees and other shareholders, when the tender offer launches, likely later today. sources tell us that sequoia capital is looking to increase its stake in uber this way. the other investors on the list include tencent and tpg. softbank has made an offer to purchase the shares at $32.96. this is a… read more






softbank is buying a chunk of uber. here's what that means


uber and softbank have struck a deal in which the japanese conglomerate will buy a stake in the ride-hailing giant. what exactly is softbank, and what does this deal mean? here's a breakdown.






softbank is poised to buy a chunk of uber. here's what that means


uber and softbank have struck a deal in which the japanese conglomerate will buy a stake in the ride-hailing giant. what exactly is softbank, and what does this deal mean? here's a breakdown.






boys basketball: menlo-atherton beats sequoia in rematch


m-a plays a flawless second quarter, outscoring sequoia by 19 points, and reclaims first place in pal south.






softbank is reportedly about to buy a chunk of uber. here's what that means


uber and softbank are reportedly close to striking a deal in which the japanese conglomerate will buy a multibillion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing giant. what exactly is softbank, and what does this deal mean? here's a breakdown.






facebook goes full snapchat with disappearing stories


snapchat famously rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from facebook back in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped facebook from taking the features that make snapchat great. the latest is stories, a visual diary separate from your main news feed that disppears after 24 hours. facebook is adding the snapchat clone to its ios and android apps today. facebook this is what facebook looks like now.to read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here






idaho sequoia in way of expansion to be moved 2 blocks away


boise, idaho (ap) — a sequoia seedling that naturalist john muir sent to idaho more than a century ago and was planted in a doctor’s yard has become a massive tree and an obstacle to progress. the sequoia planted in 1912 is in the way of a boise hospital’s expansion but has become a city […]






sequoia, tencent, tpg look to invest in uber alongside softbank


 it’s not just softbank and dragoneer that are looking to buy uber shares from the employees and other shareholders when the tender offer launches, likely later today. sources tell us that sequoia capital is looking to increase its stake in uber this way. the other investors on the list include tencent and tpg. read more






the latest: transplanted: 10-story sequoia moves 2 blocks


the latest on a century-old sequoia moving to make way for a boise, idaho, hospital expansion (all times local):






does instagram do snapchat better than snapchat?


instagram stories now has more daily users than snapchat. this comical irony begs the question, “does instagram do snapchat better than snapchat itself?”






instagram finally snags snapchat’s beloved selfie lenses with new face filters f


instagram introduced its disappearing stories, a format created by snapchat, nine months ago. in that time, stories has racked up 200 million daily active users. despite criticisms of instagram’s unoriginality, stories have clearly been a success. but they’ve been missing one feature that makes snapchat such a joy to use: the filters that transform your face. that changes now.in an update rolling out to instagram users today, the stories camera has a new face icon with eight filters that transform you into a different version of yourself. the koala and bunny filters will definitely be a hit with kids, and there are flower crowns for the teens. there aren’t quite as many filter options to choose from, and it’s unclear if instagram will refresh its filters regularly like snapchat does, but






softbank group may be the next berkshire hathaway, analyst says


softbank’s stock returns top berkshire hathaway’s, but it falls behind in a price-earnings comparison. that’s because investors trust berkshire’s warren buffett, while softbank’s masayoshi son still has to prove himself, a bernstein analyst says.






instagram stories is stealing snapchat’s users


 good enough and convenient. that’s proved a winning strategy for instagram’s clone, according to a dozen analytics providers, social media celebrities, and talent managers who told techcrunch they’ve seen a decline in snapchat stories usage since instagram stories launched on august 2nd. read more






transplanted: large idaho sequoia tree finds new home


a large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on sunday, it was moved.






on the move: large idaho sequoia tree finds new home


a large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress.






alphabet sells robotics leader boston dynamics to softbank


google’s parent company, alphabet inc., is selling robotics pioneer boston dynamics to softbank group corp., a japanese internet, solar and technology firm. terms of friday’s deal — including when it might close — were not disclosed. softbank, which offers the chatty, childlike pepper companion...






two big uber investors agree to sell shares in softbank deal


at least two big uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by japanese technology conglomerate softbank in a deal that would let investors cash out and could bring management stability to the troubled ride-hailing company. softbank said in a statement wednesday...






large idaho sequoia tree plants new roots


sequoia tree sent to an idaho conservationist by naturalist john muir more than a century ago was transplanted sunday out of the way of progress






softbank buys robotics leader boston dynamics from alphabet


japanese internet, solar and technology company softbank group corp. is buying robotics pioneer boston dynamics from alphabet inc., google's parent. terms of the deal, announced friday, were not disclosed. softbank, which offers the pepper companion robot, said the purchase underlines how robotics...






softbank buys robotics leader boston dynamics from alphabet


japanese internet, solar and technology company softbank group corp. is buying robotics pioneer boston dynamics from alphabet inc., google's parent. terms of the deal, announced friday, were not disclosed. softbank, which offers the pepper companion robot, said the purchase underlines how robotics...






large idaho sequoia tree plants new roots


sequoia tree sent to an idaho conservationist by naturalist john muir more than a century ago was transplanted sunday out of the way of progress






work to move giant sequoia draws curious idaho onlookers


workers in idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist john muir. then, they'll wrestle the tree up a ramp to street level friday.






mount whitney hiker among two sequoia park deaths


two people died in separate incidents in sequoia national park during the weekend, one on mount whitney and the other in the kaweah river.






high school basketball: carlmont girls, sequoia boys keep pace in pal south race


carlmont girls part of a three-way race, while sequoia gets more than it bargained for in battle between boys






microsoft's new iphone camera app is part machine learning, part snapchat


tired of manually digging through emojis, stickers, and geofilters for the perfect selfie? sprinkles does it for you.






large idaho sequoia tree plants new roots


sequoia tree sent to an idaho conservationist by naturalist john muir more than a century ago was transplanted sunday out of the way of progress






for $50,000 you can clone your dog. but there's a waiting list


you love your dog. but would you spend $50,000 to clone it? if the answer is yes, then a texas company is standing by and ready to help. the veterinarians at viagen pets use a propriety process for genetically preserving your pet's dna and safely maintain it at its cryo-storage facility. using...