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Snapchat Rebrands as Snap Inc After Camera 'Spectacles' Unveil
By: The Drum
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Ephemeral messaging service Snapchat has played its hand, showing a wider strategy beyond its core messaging app with the unveiling of its secretive venture into hardware.

Following a sweeping rebrand that saw web domains and social media counts renamed as Snap Inc, company chief executive Evan Spiegel has revealed Spectacles – a pair of $130 sunglasses with an embedded video camera.

Aping a minor feature boasted by Google Glass, the product looks to be focused only capturing moments, a mantra the company has been built upon. Footage captured on the specs is sent to the Snapchat app, transferred via Bluetooth of Wi-Fi, to memories where the footage can now be viewed in all orientations via a new format.

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