Time Warner signs a $100 Million deal with Snap that will provide up to 3 original shows a day.
Snap, INC. released an earnings report for the last quarter, and it is not good. Snap, Inc. came in below analysts prediction.
Here are some highlights:
- Snap, Inc.’s earnings tripled in the last quarter compared to last year ($39 million in 2016, $149 million in 2017)
- Snap was expected to bring in $158 Million in revenue
- Snap spent $2.2 billion over one-quarter
- Shares closed at $22 and fell 22% after hours.
Youtube announced today that it is entering into the chord cutting market. Youtube revealed its plans to launch Youtube TV, a competitor to services like SlingTV. On Youtube TV, you can watch live programming as it happens. More details will be coming from Youtube in the near future.
The iPhone 7, Apple watch 2, no headphone jack and a better camera. At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Tim Cook and the Apple team took to the stage to announce the next generation iPhone and accessories.
Apple Watch Series 2
The next generation of Apple’s smartwatch is water resistant. It’s also has built-in GPS so it doesn’t have to be connected to an iPhone. Apple Watch Series 2 also features a brighter display, a dual-core processor and watch OS 3. Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, September 16.
Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPhone features new advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before, more power and performance with the best battery life ever in an iPhone, immersive stereo speakers, wide color system from camera to display, two new beautiful finishes, and is the first water and dust resistant iPhone. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, September 16.
- Camera: The 12-megapixel camera includes optical image stabilization, a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens. New 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. New Quad-LED True Tone® flash that is 50 percent brighter than iPhone 6s. New Apple-designed Image Signal Processor.
- The new custom-designed Apple A10 Fusion chip features a new architecture, making it the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, while also getting more time between charges with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone.
- Headphones: AirPods, Apple’s new wireless headphones, feature the new Apple W1 chip, AirPods have extremely efficient wireless communication for a better connection, improved sound and battery life. AirPods also allow access to Siri with a double tap. New iPhones will come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter to use old headphones and accessories.
- An entirely re-engineered enclosure is water and dust resistant.
- The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in silver, gold and rose gold finishes and two all-new black finishes.
“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone.”
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, September 16.
On June 29, 2007 took everything it had learned from its iPod line and released the first iPhone. There is a clear division of before and after the iPhone. Once all the fanboy and girl fawning is forgotten you can see the modern world that the iPhone gave rise to.
Rise of the Touch Screen.
Touch screens have always been the assumed successor to the mouse/keyboard combo. With fits, starts and stylist pens; touch screens had been trying to go mainstream for quite a while. First with the iPod touch then with the iPhone, the touch screen began its move into the mainstream.
Rise of the mobile.
Like touch screens, mobile devices had been trying to make the leap from the desk to the hand for years. With the iPhone, handheld computing was brought to the masses. It kick started development from many different companies that has created a world of connections.
Rise of One Device.
Again, a concept that we knew was coming. We didn’t know what form this device would take. Would your phone and wallet become part of your PDA? Instead, the phone became the base. It’s not just a telephone and messaging tool. It’s now your music player, personal and connected to your car and home stereo. It’s also your calendar, alarm, TV, wallet, game console, camera, video camera; and with apps, its limits are only people’s imagination.
Rise of the Cloud.
Once people were used to the idea of the one mobile device, connections became a priority. Not just connections to people, but to information, your own information. Music, documents, money and more. The iPhone helped power the movement of bits and bytes from drives to the cloud.
Rise of Social Media.
Before iPhones, social media was a side project for users, an end of the day check-in or distraction for cubical drones. When lives started to include a connected device, people’s lives became a social explosion. Facebook, Twitter, email; when the tools for connection were always with everyone, every platform for connection became a part of our lives rather than a separate life.
Rise of the Super Empowered individual.
From music to video to business, the iPhone has shown that mobile computing supercharges democratization. No longer is high quality output the sole province of giant organizations. An individual can have, and use, the tools to make great content and reach an audience. All on a device that goes in their pocket.
Rise of Transparency.
The combination of an interface that the average human can learn to use well, high quality video and picture cameras and the ability to connect to multiple people over multiple platforms has allowed an increase in transparency. Firsthand accounts and archiving of events is becoming the norm, disrupting many official narratives. People don’t have to rely on the official word, from official channels.
It’s official! Technology rules the world. And by that, Exxon Mobile has been thrown out of the top 4 position of most valuable company in the world by…Facebook. This makes the tops 4 most valuable companies in the world are Alphabet (Parent company of Google), Apple, Microsoft and Facebook.
On Monday, Facebook was valued at $323 Billion.
Finally! Facebook is developing a “dislike” button! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg confirmed the development of the dislike button during a town hall meeting on Tuesday.
Mashable quote Mark Zuckerburg:
“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it,” Zuckerberg said, according to a CNBCreport.
Are you excited about a dislike button?