/// WhatsApp, SnapChat and the Real "Second Screen" — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

April 17, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com And, that’s a wrap! After yesterday’s half-day kickoff to D: Dive Into Mobile — Global Edition , Tuesday saw a full day of great speakers on topics ranging from messaging to activism to driverless cars. In case you missed it, here’s a good place to start: Starting at the end: “We’re big believers that this [phone] screen is the first screen,” said Bob Bowman, president of Major League Baseball’s Advanced Media, in the conference’s final interview . “Anybody that doesn’t believe that is living on another planet or doesn’t have children. Reality is the second screen.” “Our goal with Android is to reach everyone,” Google chairman Eric Schmidt said. “We’ll cross one billion Android devices in six to nine months. In a year or two, we’ll hit two billion.” Schmidt also talked about Google’s self-driving cars and the company’s new gadgets . Intel said it is getting the hang of mobile — which is good, because the company also reported bleak Q1 earnings today, with a 25 percent drop in profit as demand for PCs declines. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said his messaging app is now bigger than Twitter , which officially claims 200 million monthly active users. WhatsApp has eight billion inbound and 12 billion outbound messages per day, Koum said. Meanwhile, SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel said his photo- and video-messaging app has grown by three times in four months, and that users are now sharing 150 million ephemeral photos per month, versus 40 million permanent pictures per month on Instagram.

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WhatsApp, SnapChat and the Real "Second Screen" — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile


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