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Dec 19, 2018
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Snapchat creators leave a mark on LA real estate

Jul 30, 2018
During its rapid expansion in the seaside community of Venice, California, Snap Inc. rented out dozens of properties, driving up the price of commercial real estate in the artsy enclave.
Andy Rovins wears his #deletesnapchat T-shirt at the Gingerbread Court on the Venice boardwalk.
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Kylie Jenner tweeted displeasure about Snapchat. Is that a problem?

Feb 22, 2018
If you’re a business that cultivates high-profile celebrity influencers, what do you do when one of them expresses displeasure to millions of followers? That’s the position Snap finds itself in after Kylie Jenner tweeted that she doesn’t open Snapchat anymore.…

Snap may be struggling, but Chinese giant Tencent has snapped up more shares

Nov 8, 2017
Chinese messaging giant Tencent has bought up about 12 percent of Snap, parent company of the disappearing messaging app Snapchat. Snap has struggled since its big IPO in March, and its shares have lost half their value, leading to the…

Snap’s share price falls below its IPO level - a case of buyers remorse?

Jul 11, 2017
Analysts have questioned the company's ability to keep advertisers happy.

If Snap wants better earnings, Wall Street watchers say it needs more users

May 11, 2017
Snapchat’s first quarter earnings fell short of expectations on many fronts, and that has investors wondering if Instagram and its owner, Facebook, are beating Snap at its own game. Instagram and Facebook have copied many popular features of Snapchat and…

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Oh Snap! Shares drop 25 percent after disappointing results

May 10, 2017
Snapchat's parent company dropped back to its IPO price of $17 a share.
Uh-oh. Wall Street was not impressed with Snap's first earnings report.
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Snap's IPO creates a new class of young money

Mar 2, 2017
And becoming an overnight millionaire isn't always as easy as it seems.
Snap Inc. IPO at the New York Stock Exchange
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Snap says it's worth about $18 billion in preparation for IPO

Feb 16, 2017
Snap, the parent company of the social network Snapchat, laid out a preliminary valuation for its highly anticipated IPO today in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The maker of the disappearing-photo application puts its market value…