Communication Design, Design, Digital Media

Snap inc. Introduces Spectacles!

Snapchat does what it does best and alleviates their users use of the platform. They are introducing sunglasses that takes snaps, called spectacles!

Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories.

We’ve created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world, capable of taking a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge, and we integrated it seamlessly into a fun pair of sunglasses – available in 3 different colors!

Spectacles are K.I.S.S!

Sunglasses with camera, storage and battery. Brilliant. I appreciate how simple & single-purpose the product is. You don’t have to use your phone but you can still snap.

Can’t wait to find out how this will turnout for the platform.

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Freakonomics » Scooby-Doo Arbitrage

On exploiting a non-competitive niche market.

A student writes that she understood arbitrage at age seven. She brought Scooby-Doo Fruity Snacks from her grandmother’s house (no charge to my student) to her Vacation Bible School class. She was a monopolist in the class—nobody else brought snacks; and since the demand was quite inelastic, she was able to sell her Fruity Snacks for a good price. Regrettably, her business was shut down because, as the teacher said, she was engaging in “uncharitable exploitation of [her] peers.” She was also invited not to return to Bible School, showing that clever economic behavior may only pay monetarily. (HT: CAP)

via freakonomics

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