Evan Spiegel

Why Snapchat’s re-redesign will fail and how to fix it

Snap screwed it all up jumbling messages and Stories, banishing creators to Discover and wrecking auto-advance. Prideful of his gut instincts, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel refused to listen to the awful user

Snapchat hosts first Creators Summit after years of neglect

Social media stars have always been treated like nobodies instead of VIPs on Snapchat . Despite pioneering the Stories and creative tools they love, the lack of support saw many drift to YouTube’s a

Snap is reportedly laying off around 100 employees

Snap is laying off around 100 employees that are part of its engineering staff, according to multiple reports from CNBC and Cheddar. The company expects to lay off as many as 100 people in the enginee

Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses

"Timing," Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said cryptically when asked what the greatest threat was for Snap Inc. "I think the big risks are always the really big product ideas that we're investing in that a

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

Snap’s stock investors haven’t made much money since the company went public last year, but CEO Evan Spiegel still got a hefty payday. According to an SEC filing, he was granted an RSU of

New book vividly reveals Snapchat’s sexty dorm-room origin

"He wouldn’t have to worry about sending a hookup a picture of his junk! And girls would be way more likely to send him racy photos if they disappeared." That's just a taste of juicy details found i

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Why sexting and a Stanford class led a group of former fraternity brothers to create Snapchat.

Snapchat almost acqui-hired anonymous app Secret

Evan Spiegel secretly tried to hire away the team at Secret, but the price was too high. That's according to three sources familiar with the deal who spoke to TechCrunch. The information expands and c

Snapchat VP of Product Tom Conrad will disappear from tech

One of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s top lieutenants Tom Conrad will leave Snapchat, and the whole tech industry, in March. Coming roughly two years after he joined the company as VP of Product, a sou

What is Snapchat, now that Story sharing has stopped growing?

In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat's usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, an even worse

Snapchat starts algorithm-personalized redesign splitting social and media

By putting best friends first and dividing them from professional publishers, Snapchat hopes to conquer Instagram and revive its own growth with a big redesign that begins rolling out Friday. And it l

Correction: Snap’s Evan Spiegel is still very much a multibillionaire

Update: Apologies. I’d written today a breezy story titled: “Snap’s Evan Spiegel is clinging to billionaire status by his fingernails.” I cited reporting that this remaining 86

Snapchat’s epic strategy flip-flop

It takes courage to say you were wrong about almost everything. But that's what Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel did this week, and that's what it will take to save Snapchat. From algorithmic feeds to partn

Ex-TechCruncher Billy Gallagher announces book on Snapchat’s origin

"So much of it is stranger than fiction. It's a great story, I knew that if I didn't write the book, someone else would and I'd regret it," says Billy Gallagher, author of "How to Turn Down a Billion

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. According to reports, the search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30

Snap is getting absolutely crushed after falling short of Wall Street’s expectations

Snap may have had a successful IPO, but that was pretty much wiped out after it reported its first-quarter earnings -- where it completely whiffed on what Wall Street was expecting. The stock is down

These are the three things one Silicon Valley VC wants to hear on Snap’s first earnings call tomorrow

Goodwater Capital has been trying to stake out new territory for itself by publishing a steady stream of research and tools that help inform both competing firms and startup founders. One of those pie

Snap valued above $30B as shares pop more than 40% in public trading debut

After months of hand-wringing, Snap's IPO has now set the stage for what people will be expecting for the future of its business. Snap's performance this morning is also setting the stage for what inv

Snap values itself at nearly $24B with its IPO pricing

Snap has given a final price for its IPO, setting the company’s valuation at nearly $24 billion with a price of $17 per share, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. With that, it loo

Five burning questions that Snap’s IPO is about to answer

Snap will begin publicly trading tomorrow, which means that it will officially give a price for its shares in its initial public offering this evening. Originally setting a range between $14 and $16,
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