Archive for the ‘Snap’ Category

Bill Gross on Solar Energy, Idealab and Entrepreneurship

March 11th, 2010 No comments

Last week Henry Blogdet and his team from BusinessInsider were at our office building for a video interview with Idealab CEO & Snap Chairman Bill Gross. Today it was published.

It is a fascinating interview where Bill shares his vision on renewable energy and how he has turned a dream he had when he was 16 years old to eSolar, one of the most promising green start up companies, that uses fields of mirrors to produce solar energy as affordable as fossil fuel-generated energy. Beyond that he speaks about Idealab, entrepreneurship and the importance of failure in the life of every entrepreneur.

The TwitterShot

August 9th, 2009 No comments

Together with the release of All Rich Shots, we have also released the TwitterShot. It uses the Twitter API to display various information for different links to twitter:

  • For a link that points to a tweet’s permalink we display user’s information and the content of the tweet. For example: this tweet from Lance Armstrong
  • For a link that points to a user’s twitter page we display the user’s profile information and his latest tweets
  • For a link that points to a twitter search results page we display the tweets that are part of this result set

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Web 2.0 Expo week

April 21st, 2008 No comments

Web 2.0 Expo Later this week, between Wed – Fri (April 23-25), I am going to be in San Francisco for Web 2.0 Expo. If you would like to meet you have a few options:

  • Simply come and see me at the Snap booth #741
  • Meet me at the Mashable & meetup on Wed evening
  • Meet me at the Netvibes party on Thu evening
  • or simply drop me a note to jay {at} snap {dot} com

As usual, I will be slow on blogging but use twitter extensively. If you are still not a follower, now it is the time.

The Latest from Snap – Badges Contest and a WowShot

January 13th, 2008 No comments

Two cool initiatives that we have introduced lately are gaining popularity.

  • WowShot is our small contribution to over 4MM World Of Warcraft players. So, if you have a Blade of the Titans, a Lionheart Blade, or other items, feel free to link to them and allow your readers to preview them inside a Shot.


  • The Badge-O-Rama contest has brought over 75 creative designers to send us their art work in the form of badges for web sites and blogs. Now it is time to vote. The winner will be determined by scoring the number of positive comments (+1) and the negative comments (-1) as of January 31, 2008. So, pick the ones you like and comment on them. Here are two of my favorite picks.


Creative Gingerbread Houses

December 20th, 2007 7 comments

Today we had our end of year/holiday lunch at Snap. We had some fantastic Cuban & Italian food and a fun competition – we were divided to 5 teams and had to build, in 30 minutes, the most creative gingerbread house from a limited set of materials.

The "Snap Christmas Tree house" won the "Best Overall Holiday Diploma".

Snap Christmas Tree House - Best Overall Holiday Diploma winner

My team designed the "House in a Shot" and won the "Scariest Holiday Diploma". If you look closely, you will see tiny characters of the Snap management team.

Gingerbread House in a Shot - Scariest Holiday Award winner

The "Snap Hollywood Sign" won the "Tritest Holiday Diploma".

The Snap Hollywood Sign - Tritest Holiday Diploma winner

The two other contenders were a traditional Gingerbread house A Traditional Gingerbread House

and the "Shots on a Box".

The Shots on a box Gingerbread House

Overall, the level of creativity was very high and it was a fun team building exercise and a very nice way to end a very exciting year at Snap.

Additional photos are available on the "Fans of Snap Shots" facebook group page. Badge-O-Rama Contest

December 20th, 2007 No comments Badge-O-Rama ContestDesigners – Harry up to design a Snap Shots badge and participate in the Bagde-O-Rama contest. Every designer gets the famous "I Shot the Internets" T-Shirt and plenty of recognition. The most popular badge will win a $500 award.


More information here.


Snap Shots is celebrating its first anniversary

November 14th, 2007 No comments

Snap Shots - first anniversaryMazal Tov to one of the world’s fastest growing ad networks!

I posted more information, including highlights from the past 12 months, on the Snap Blog.

 Happy Birthday

Tiger Woods

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Live from ad:tech

November 5th, 2007 No comments

I will be updating from the Snap booth (#2010) at ad:tech, NY.

You can either: follow me on twitter or check the stream of photos on my flickr page

Meet me at ad:tech, NY and BlogWorld, Vegas

November 2nd, 2007 1 comment

Snap will be announcing new products & programs next week at AdTech, NYC and BlogWorld, Las Vegas.

I will be in Vegas & NY, so if you are going to be in there as well, please make sure to come by our booth, say hello, hear the news from Snap and pick some cool swag.

UPDATE: I will be in NY as well starting from Sunday evening.

In case you want to meet, please let me know using the comments section of this blog or to my snap email address: jay {at} snap {dot} com


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Google SearchMash’s new Flash version is now using Snap Shots

October 25th, 2007 No comments

SearchMash, the playground for Google engineers keen to invent new technologies and interfaces, has just released a Flash-based version that uses’s website previews.

The more I use it, it feels like Ain’t previews great when you browse and search the web!

Read more here:

Or try the new SearchMash

SearchMash Flash version with Site Previews using Snap Shots