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Snapchat quietly purchased a 3D selfie startup called Seene, according to a new report from TechCrunch’s Romain Dillet and Natasha Lomas, who cite anonymous sources.
The acquisition happened “a couple of months ago,” according to the report. No price was disclosed, although TechCrunch characterized it as “low.”
Seene’s technology utilizes your smartphone camera to create a 3D image of whatever you point it at. The result is a still 3D photograph image that moves when you tilt your phone or swipe with your finger – something many Snapchat users would love.
While the most obvious use could be Snapchat creating a 3D selfie lens, the company does have a research lab and it’s rumored that it could be working on some virtual reality play or a Google Glass competitor as well.
Snapchat could not be immediately reached for comment.