Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

 Periscope has a new revenue stream and a new way to attract the best live video content to its Twitter-owned app. Today Periscope launches Super Hearts — in-app purchase virtual goods that users buy for real money, send to creators as animated hearts that get them attention in the comment reel, and that broadcasters can […]

Snap hit another major low and is rapidly tumbling toward its IPO price

 We aren’t fully sounding the :siren: bells just yet, but Snap today took yet another dive as it tapped $17.20 this morning — and is now hovering just above the price that it set for its initial public offering. Snap’s last earnings report resulted in a disaster, and while the company still managed to stay above […]

Twitter tweaks its design again in an attempt to woo newcomers

 In an effort to better cater to newcomers, Twitter once again is redesigning its app across mobile, desktop and the web. The revamp isn’t a radical departure from its prior look-and-feel or user experience – unlike when it introduced its own stories-like feature called Moments, for example, or when began reordering the tweets in your […]

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

 Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital Credits Written and […]