Evan Spiegel

The expensive, rare, and stylish sunglasses worn by Silicon Valley's top tech execs

Silicon Valley's tech elite don't define their status with the typical trappings of wealth.<p>You generally won't find Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, or other billionaire tech execs sporting expensive tailored suits or Rolexes like their high-powered peers in the rest of corporate America. Instead, they signal …

Silicon Valley

Delving into dual-class structures

Snap Inc.'s (SNAP) initial public offering marked a turning point in investors' attitude toward voting structures that vest control in a small group …

Business

Snap seems to (finally) have a good story to tell

• <b>Snap seems to be having success with original shows.</b>• <b><br>The company, struggling with user growth and impatient investors, should be shouting about this story more often.</b>• <b><br>The problem is, none of the data on Snapchat shows is validated by third parties, traditionally a must for big advertisers.</b><p>Snap has …

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Apple and Hollywood Aim for $50 Movie Downloads Only Weeks After Debut

Digital rentals would be available as soon as 17 days after theater release date<p>Apple and Hollywood are working together to offer digital downloads …

Entertainment

Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity

Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.<p>Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation plans.<p>Restrictions in place after the …

Business

Snap executives have started selling their shares

At least three Snap executives have sold shares following the company's post-IPO lockup expiration that has kept employees from selling until now, according to documents filed with the SEC on Wednesday evening.<p>Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan, CFO Drew Vollero, and Senior VP of Engineering Tim …

Business

Snap's User Growth Is Trending in the Wrong Direction

User growth is critical for any growing social media company, and <b>Snap</b> (NYSE: SNAP) is failing to deliver on the market's expectations -- and giving strange, often contradictory explanations as to why that is.<p>In this clip from <i>Industry Focu</i><i>s</i>: <i>Tech</i>, analyst Dylan Lewis and senior tech specialist Evan …

Stocks

Snapchat, Undervalued Compared To Facebook And Twitter

Heavily profitable North American user base is often overlooked and gives SNAP a massive advantage over competitors such as Twitter.<p>SNAP can become a …

Stocks

Best celebrity wedding dresses of 2017: The brides who really wowed in white

Weddings are big business and there's nothing we like to do more than be privvy to celebrities and their nuptials.<p>Whether it's to get inspiration for …

Fashion

Three things Snap needs to figure out before its next earnings report

Shares of the Los Angeles company that makes the Snapchat messaging app breached an all-time low Friday, following weaker-than-expected second …

Snap Inc.

Snap: Growth Hacking And Other Excuses

Snap released earnings last week which didn't meet the expectations of anyone looking for growth.<p>CEO Evan Spiegel discounted the company's lack of …

Business

Snap shares pushed higher as employee lockup ends

Shares in the owner of Snapchat bounced 6.4pc on Monday after employees became eligible to sell their stock and as institutional investors hit the deadline by which they had to report their quarter-end holdings of US equities.<p>Snap's shares closed at $12.60 on Monday, still 25pc below their initial …

Markets

Snap bounces off all-time lows, up 6.3%

• Snap (NYSE:SNAP) hit an all-time low of $11.28 this morning, but like a cat has bounced to a 6.3% gain as the close nears on heavy-volume and …

Stock Markets

Snap shares swing with IPO lock-up looming large

Snap shares traded choppily on Monday after some funds sold their stake in the disappearing message app owner, with a lock-up on the sale of shares …

Markets

Photo app needs to rise from stock slump

I regret that everything I predicted about Snapchat is coming true. The selfie-obsessed video-sharing app beloved by a segment of celebrities and …

Snap Inc.

Snap shares wither more as filings show some investors bailing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc (N:SNAP) shares fell 4 percent on Monday after U.S. securities filings showed some funds dissolving their stakes in the …

Stock Markets

Snap should drop the purity act and compete with its rivals

by The Lex Column<p>It was a disturbing Snap earnings call. At the start, after the messaging app's disappointing second-quarter results, the share …

Australian News

Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook

Parent company Snap was vastly overvalued in March, and its chance of making huge profits is disappearing as fast as its photographs<p>Not everybody can be the next Facebook – or least not easily or quickly. This has been a hard lesson for investors in Snap, owner of Snapchat. They should have known …

Business

Here's how much of the Snap co-founders' wealth has disappeared since the IPO

When Snap Inc. (SNAP) made its blockbuster debut on the public markets in March, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy had plenty to smile …

Snap Inc.

This 26-Year-Old Irish Entrepreneur Is the World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Move over Evan Spiegel.<p>Move over Evan Spiegel.<p>John Collison, the Irish cofounder of Stripe, the payments processing company now powering many in-app …

Wealth

Snap employees can sell their stock for the first time

Investing.com - Snap employees will finally be able to sell their stock on Monday, more than 5 months after its IPO.<p>Employees were subject to a …

Snap Inc.

The ‘corporate governance nightmare’ that is Snap

Snap is worthy of a Harvard Business School masterclass. Like a train wreck in slow motion, shares in the Snapchat owner tumbled nearly a fifth in …

Corporate Governance

Snapchat adds 7m users but loses revenue

Photo app Snapchat added seven million new users in the past three months, its latest financial results show, but parent company Snap has failed to …

Australian News

A Wall Street analyst's 'hot mic' upstaged Snapchat's CEO and stole the show

A Wall Street analyst upstaged Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on the company's second-quarter earnings call thanks to a classic "hot mic" snafu.<p>It happened toward the end of Snap's hourlong call on Thursday, lending a comedic, and perhaps fitting, finish to the discussion about the business' underwhelming …

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Snapchat is dying

Snapchat might be dying. And Facebook could be the thing that killed it.<p>The site has reported stalling user numbers and tumbling profits, leading to …

Snap Inc.

Snapchat Says Dancing Hotdog Hits 1.5 Billion Views

Wow.<p>Snapchat's dancing hotdog filter has reached a new level of fame, and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel proclaimed that the filter feature could possibly be the "world's first augmented reality superstar."<p>Spiegel boasted that hefty title during a phone conference call yesterday, <i>Fast Company</i> reports, …

Hot Dogs

Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back

Losses are steep and user growth is anaemic leaving investors fearful the latest ‘new Facebook’ has run out of steam<p>Is Snapchat – the social media app famous for its disappearing messages – in danger of doing a vanishing act of its own? It’s a question some are asking after investors turned on the …

Technology (India)

Is Snap having its Facebook stock moment? Or are things really as bad as they seem?

Snap has had two bad quarters in a row. What’s the deal?<p>Snapchat delivered another disappointing earnings report on Thursday, the second time it has underwhelmed Wall Street in its first six months as a publicly traded company.<p>The issue in Q1 was that Snap’s business didn’t grow as quickly as …

Snap Inc.

Snap Shares Continue to Plummet

Snap Inc's (snap) shares fell more than 11% on Friday in premarket trading after messaging app Snapchat's daily active user growth missed …

Markets

Snap Earnings: Shares Tank as Public Struggle Continues

Snap’s second earnings report as a public company was no better than its first, further evidence of why hot products don’t always make great …

Markets