Snapchat users have been seeing ads in the Recent Updates section of the app since last October as the startup behind the messaging software seeks to build out its platform and pull in some revenue.
In my latest installment of social media statistics, I am taking a look at the mobile photo-sharing messaging app Snapchat.
Those of you looking to spend the rest of today watching people do other things on Instagram or Vine probably just had a rough time trying to do it. Both services went offline for over an hour, most likely because of issues with Amazon Web Services.
Instagram likely spends a few million/year on AWS services. At this scale, it does not make sense to operate your own hardware in a data center or colo. There are many advantages to using public cloud services over operating your own hardware at this scale.
TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Chinese taxi-hailing application operator Travice Inc has received a combined investment of some 70 billion yen ($600 million) from Japan’s SoftBank Corp , Alibaba and others, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Who’s involved and how much do they own? Configure the “Founders” section to the left and hit the “Save” button. Start clicking around. Click on the icons for definitions and information. Don’t miss the “Master Summary” — It’s worth the click.
Yik Yak, the controversial anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Since returning from MIT back in June I’ve been focusing on the growth of the company. It has been pretty much on mind non-stop for months now. The part that I’d like to zero in on is when you’ve got a high growth company what are some of the best practices out there to distribute equity to […]
At first glance, I wanted to say your lawyer is an idiot. But then I took a deep breath and came to my senses. He’s not an idiot, but he doesn’t know what a startup (in the HN/YC sense) is. Most “small businesses” are never candidates for VC funding, etc. A startup, in my mind, […]