Snap: Rewriting ‘Art of War’ for social networking — by not documenting anything

disappearing-snap Social networks may be the most valuable and durable types of businesses powered by “network effects,” the phenomenon of products or services becoming more powerful the more people use them. This is one reason the imminent IPO of social/mobile app Snap, which thrives on network effects, is being so closely watched. Another is that Snap represents the first credible threat to Facebook. Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/snap-rewriting-art-of-war-for-social-networking-by-not-documenting-anything/?ncid=rss
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eMarketer: Snapchat growth driven by older users, as usage among young adults declines

snapchat ios icon Snapchat has a reputation for being an app that’s confusing to the “olds” – something the company tried to address with a redesign just ahead of filing for its IPO. In addition, the app has expanded beyond its original use case, which focused on communication, and now includes short, easily digestible content from a number of sources, including media and… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/emarketer-snapchat-growth-driven-by-older-users-as-usage-among-young-adults-declines/?ncid=rss
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Hater, an app for finding someone who dislikes the same things as you, to expand beyond dating

hand_02 Not a fan of Trump? Can’t stand country music? Think selfie culture is the worst? Wouldn’t go camping if someone paid you? Bonding over the things you hate can be more powerful than bonding over what you like, studies have shown. Now, a new dating app called Hater can help you find better matches by focusing on those things you and others mutually detest. Yes, an app that connects… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/27/hater-an-app-for-finding-someone-who-dislikes-the-same-things-as-you-to-expand-beyond-dating/?ncid=rss
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