SpaceX plans ‘silly payload’ on first Falcon Heavy launch in late summer, Snapchat adds Instagram layout as April Fools’ joke, and Wpromote acquires Prime Visibility.
When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy lifts off for the first time this summer it will rank as the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two - but its payload will less than serious, reports the Business Journal. That’s according to Tweets on Friday from company Chief Executive Elon Musk, who wrote the heavy-lift rocket’s test cargo would be the “silliest thing we can imagine!”
Snapchat added a fake Instagram layout to its selection of filters on April Fools’ Day, reports Recode. The layout is a jab at Instagram and its parent company Facebook, which have relentlessly copied Snapchat’s best features.
Marketing agency Wpromote acquired Prime Visibility on March 31, a New York-based digital marketing agency, according to a press release. The acquisition establishes Wpromote’s East Coast presence, expands its offerings into new industries, and increases the firm’s staff to more than 330 employees.
For reprint and licensing requests for this article, CLICK HERE.
Stories You May Also Be Interested In
- SpaceX Plans ‘Silly Payload’ on First Falcon Heavy Launch in Late Summer
- Silicon Beach Report Aug. 14: L.A.’s MarketCast Acquires Fizziology
- Silicon Beach Report April 5: GumGum Sinks Teeth Into New Dental Venture
- Silicon Beach Report Feb. 9: Snap Is Trying to Lure Instagram Advertisers by Offering Them Free Ads on Snapchat
- Silicon Beach Report March 31: Snapchat Launches Stories Search
- Silicon Beach Report Feb. 6: Falcon Heavy Launch Completes Successful Test Launch
- Silicon Beach Report May 9: Snapchat Photos Can Now Be Viewed Indefinitely
- Silicon Beach Report May 11: SpaceX Launches Block 5 on Second Try