SNAP missed every one of Wall Street's expectations in its quarterly earning, delivering less revenue and fewer users than investors had hoped for. The only glimmer of hope was that animated hot dog, which was viewed 1.5 billion times and called, "the world's first augmented reality superstar" by SNAP CEO Evan Spiegel.
Facebook has a new Watch tab for those of you thirsty for another avenue of original video content. Several dozen new shows are hitting a small group of users in the US via the new section, with original content including a number of reality shows, sports coverage, and mini-documentaries.
According to a Consumer Reports survey of 90,000 tablet and laptop owners, the Microsoft Surface has the worst failure rate in the industry. As a result, the magazine is pulling its “recommended” designation for all Surface products.
Plus, Uber has in-app chat, Ikea is getting into the solar game, Disney is being sued for COPPA violations, and Dr. Michael Bishop discusses how to work with kids to cut down on screen time.
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- Snap stock sinks after weak earnings
- MANAGE SCREEN TIME
- Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows
- Consumer Reports: Microsoft Surface is Dead Last for Reliability
- Uber’s new in-app chat will help you avoid exchanging creepy texts with your driver
- Students are now being told whether they got into university through Snapchat
- Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps
- Update: FaceApp pulls ill-advised ‘ethnicity filters’
- Ikea starts selling solar panels and home battery packs