Can Snapchat avoid becoming Twitter? Can Twitter avoid becoming Yahoo? Justin Young and Tom Merritt discuss Snapchat passing Twitter in daily active users.
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2 thoughts on “DTNS 2775 – Oh Snap! We Overtook Twitter!”
Is the Uber story about the Saudi Arabian investment a tech news story? Is Uber really a tech company at this point?
How are they different from say, Dominos? You use their app, you order their services, they deliver, and charge your credit card.
Pizza or a ride, they both have to anticipate demand, plan their resources, and keep overall expenses to a minimum. I don’t see anyone calling Dominos a tech company.
And who knows, both may be utilizing autonomous vehicles before too long.
Love the show,
It’s a fair point. At some point we had to stop calling any company with a website a tech story. And at some point any company with an app that does something isn’t necessarily a tech company. The arguments toward Uber still being in the tech bucket is that they’re doing more than just rides, also other delivery on demand in ways that others aren’t doing it, they’re are also blazing the trail legally on what you can do under the banner of the ‘sharing economy’ made possible by apps and the Internet and finally they’re researching and developing they’re own self-driving cars.
That last clearly makes them still a tech company to me, but your mileage may vary.