GoPro Goes VR, Snapchat CEO Wants to IPO: Your Weekly News
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GoPro is gearing up for new adventures in virtual reality and drones. Founder and CEO Nick Woodman announced at a recent Code conference that his multi-billion dollar startup will soon offer a six-camera system for capturing VR content. He also teased a new GoPro accessory: a quadcopter drone which is slated to hit markets early next year, writes our Kim Lachance Shandrow.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel confirmed his interest in an initial public offering. But the founder of the popular picture- and video-sharing app didn't elaborate on timing.
Yelp is teaming up with Shoptiques.com to enter the e-commerce game. While the partnership gives Yelp visitors the option to buy direct, our Geoff Weiss writes the move could more so benefit hundreds of local small businesses across the country.
And U.S. entrepreneurship is making a comeback -- but still remains below pre-recession levels. Senior writer Cat Clifford breaks down a new report from the Kauffman Foundation which found that the rate of new entrepreneurs starting a business each month rose from 0.28 percent in 2013 to 0.31 percent in 2014, reversing a downward trend over the past few years.