Ripples week 19

All about Snapchat’s big week, electric bikes to compete with electric cars, Mike Monteiro’s opinions on designer’s ethical responsibility, and photography tips for iPhone 7. Here are the best links this week!

Last week belonged to Snapchat. They reported their quarterly figures for the first time on Wednesday, and their stock price fell by 23%. What (if anything) has gone wrong?

Their growth, or lack thereof, is dissapointing. Snapchat’s current daily user count is 166 million, a weak increase since December, when the figure was 161 million. In April, the Snapchat-modelled Instagram Stories already had 200 million users. Many view Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram as strong competitors to Snapchat, but Snap boss Evan Spiegel laughed away claims that Facebook was a threat.

 

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

 

OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST

 

FUN STUFF

Have a great week!