Snapchat teams up with Amazon

Snapchat is reportedly teaming up with Amazon on a visual product search feature codenamed ‘Eagle,’ according to TechCrunch. The feature, which was discovered by researcher Ishan Agarwal buried in the company’s Android app, can identify products from the camera using barcodes and then send users to Amazon listings for purchase. The potential future update could be a new revenue stream for the firm, says Business Insider. It’s not the social media company’s first foray into partnering with other tech firms. In 2016, it teamed up with Shazam to help users identify songs through its microphone.

Sonos files to go public

Speaker company Sonos has filed to go public, aiming to raise $100 million, CNBC reports. The firm plans to list on the Nasdaq as “SONO.” Sonos, which caters its speakers to “audiophiles and music-nuts,” per CNBC, faces increased competition as tech giants such as Google and Amazon get into the smart-speaker industry. Sonos has sold 19 million devices, according to its filing. The company released its own voice-enabled speaker, Sonos One, last year.