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Tech: Snapchat Glasses Will Debut This March
Snapchat will IPO next month and the founders of the company will be billionaires as a result. In order to continue being ahead of the high stakes tech/media business game, Snap Inc will have to build revenue channels beyond vertical video pre-roll between stories and custom filters. Hence the company’s push into hardware with Spectacles, the sunglasses that let you snap your POV.
Previously they were only available at strategic vending machines all around the country. But now they’ve opened the door to ordering online at Spectacles.com. The retail price is $129.99 for the most fashionable game changer ever created.
Investing can be intimidating, but despite all the hype, new and innovative ways to save and grow your money are hitting the app stores with surprising speed. Whether you want to play the cryptocurrency market or invest some spare change for the long term, here are five innovative alternative finance apps that we love. Acorns is so simple, you’ll wonder why it’s not standard. Just sign up for the service, link your cards to it, and every time you buy something, the service rounds up your purchases. So, if you buy something for $1.50, it rounds it up to $2 and invests the two quarters for you in a mutual fund. It’s dead easy, especially if you use your cards for everything, and as the app says, every mighty oak starts with an acorn.The one downside? Make sure you’re on top of your credit cards, because those extra pennies total up fast on your bill, too. Stash is a similarly painless investing app that lets you start with $5 and pick from a host of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, essent…
Hero Named Rush is a new micro-series written specifically for Instagram, about Arthur Kang, an average New Yorker, who suddenly and mysteriously acquires super speed. The world of digital video series doesn’t end with Amazon and Netflix original offerings, nor even with all of “Seinfeld” appearing on Hulu. In recent years, the quality and quantity of indie web series has skyrocketed, and there’s no limit to the brilliant entertainment you can find on Youtube, Vimeo, and even Facebook Video. Now Instagram has joined the 'Rat Race'.
To get a taste of all the web series the world has to offer, we checked out, the newest Instagram addition "Hero Named Rush" and were so impressed by the series that we just had to sit down a speak with the series creator Mac Schonher .
Here's a snippet from our conversation with the young filmmaker: What have been some of your biggest challenges as a filmmaker and web creator?
As a filmmaker and web creator, one of the biggest challen…