Snapchat mulls IPO, looks to invest in shopping app

Snapchat CEO Evan Speigel has said an initial public offering is very much on the cards, although when the move will happen is still unclear, Reuters reported. “We have to IPO…It’s just another dot on the list of things to …

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Snapchat COO resigns in wake of $200M funding

Snapchat’s chief operating officer Emily White has left the ephemeral app maker, not long after CEO Evan Spiegel said he wants to have a more hands-on approach towards the running of the company and in the wake of receiving $200 …

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Alibaba to invest $200M in Snapchat — report

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, in a move to beef up its mobile services, reportedly will invest $200 million in Snapchat, a mobile app that sends photos and messages that disappear after a few seconds. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources familiar …

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Snapchat in talks over $19B funding round

Executives at ephemeral messaging app maker Snapchat are in advanced talks with fund managers about a $500 million funding round, which would value the company somewhere between $16 billion and $19 billion, according to Bloomberg. The round would put Snapchat on the …

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Snapchat continues third-party app crackdown

Snapchat users can no longer use an app called Mindie to add music and videos which could be shared as a ‘Snapchat Story’, following a crackdown on third-party apps prompted by a security breach. Snapchat said its security policy does not …

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Facebook dominates 2014 app download, with LINE making cash

The “app superpowers” of Japan, South Korea and the US collectively generated more revenue in 2014 than the rest of the world combined, highlighting their ability to monetise even as the market saturates and download growth slows, according to App …

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Facebook dominates 2014 app download, with LINE making cash

The “app superpowers” of Japan, South Korea and the US collectively generated more revenue in 2014 than the rest of the world combined, highlighting their ability to monetise even as the market saturates and download growth slows, according to App …

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Snapchat adds editorial content with Discover

Snapchat users can now view editorial content through a feature called Discover, which will include five to 10 stories per day from media partners like CNN and ESPN. Articles will be available on each media partner’s channel and, like the …

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Snapchat-like apps no longer available for Windows Phone

A number of third-party apps which work with Snapchat have disappeared from the Windows Phone Store, which does not currently have the original app in its catalogue, Windows Central reported. The ephemeral messaging player has previously said it believes such alternatives compromise security. Some users have also …

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