Snapchat Buys Vurb

Snapchat Buys Vurb

Snapchat is looking to get into the search world with their acquisition of Vurb. What’s Vurb you ask? Vurb is used to curate information from places like Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, news sources and general search. Snapchat dished out $110 million for the app, 75% stock and 25% cash. It’s not 100% what Snapchat is going to use the app for but it’s rumored to be for adding a search element or helping boost the discover feature. (Source: ZDNet)

Google Introduces Duo

When you’re looking to video chat you have many options. FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangout. Now we can add Google Duo. Duo is mobile only video calling. Duo is starting to roll out on iOS and Android devices today. Duo wants to make video chatting easier than Google Hangout.. Duo, as the word implies, is only for one-to-one chatting. There’s some competition in this field but Google might be able to do well. (Source: Time)

Waterproof iPhones May Be A Thing

Our wildest dreams may come true on the iPhone 7. Rumors are flying around about the iPhone 7 – no headphone jack, better camera, and now waterproof. The Internet is talking and breaking down whether or not this could be plausible. Based on the rumor of the iPhone 7 having no headphone jack, Apple could use a waterproof coating and have a waterproof phone. We have to wait until September to find out for real. (Source:MacWorld)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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