Snapchat buys eyewear firm that allows you to report video on the sly

Snapchat buys eyewear company that lets you record video on the sly

Snapchat quietly purchased an organization that makes eyewear with Google Glass-like video recording functionality, in line with hacked Sony emails noticed by Enterprise Insider. Personal messages from Sony Leisure CEO Michael Lynton’s inbox revealed a $15 million deal between Snapchat and a startup referred to as Vengeance Labs. The latter firm makes a line of thick-framed style specs referred to as Epiphany Eyewear, which additionally occur to report HD video with the contact of a aspect button. The $299-$499 glasses include eight-32GB of storage and allow you to add the footage to a pc and the cloud, or extract pictures with particular software program.

Neither firm has formally stated something concerning the deal or that it even occurred, however one other leaked e mail revealed that Snapchat lately loaned Vengeance $2 million. It is unclear what Snapchat plans to do with the eyewear, however the firm greatest recognized for its disappearing pictures just lately branched into disappearing video — and could also be trying to broaden that enterprise.

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