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clrmoney
clrmoney
3/27/2017 10:52:08 AM
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Snap growth
This is great for Snap and they sais it will make 90 billion in revenue so lets see their progression as times goes on.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/27/2017 11:14:48 PM
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Re: Snap growth
They've got to be profitable--or at least do the "Amazon route" by at least showing they're making progress--the verdict is still out--although I think they've got what it takes--and turning down Facebook's 3 Bil offer was quite audacious!! :) :) 

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freehe
freehe
3/30/2017 8:35:33 AM
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Re: Snap growth
@mpouraryan, I think they are getting ahead of themselves. They should have taken the $3B offer. That was a once in a lifetime offer. They are not being realistic. They could have used the $3B to create another company to do something similar or something else.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/1/2017 12:05:34 PM
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Re: Snap growth
To your point, some of the FB enhancements this week on Messenger & whatsapp is going to give them a run for their money no doubt.    But one has to give the Snap Dynamic Duo a lot of credit:  They were gutsy to turn down such an offer!!! 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/26/2017 4:50:15 PM
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Re: Snap growth
All:

I think Snapchat also got some negative impact with its recent comments about india.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/26/2017 8:22:10 PM
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Re: Snap growth
Although it was unfortunate, Snap has bigger challenges especially as Facebook is fast and furious on its' heels--and that's going to be fascinating to be witness to and deliberate :) 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/16/2017 9:08:45 PM
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Re: Snap growth
@mp:

Compltely agree with you.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/17/2017 12:59:33 AM
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Re: Snap growth
..Very Gracious of you...and I must note that Instagram is "out snapping" snap with new features I released on my personal twitter feed yesterday during my "Virtual Walkabout" in support of The Daily Outsider.....Snap has some "challenges".....

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/17/2017 12:59:33 AM
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Re: Snap growth
..Very Gracious of you...and I must note that Instagram is "out snapping" snap with new features I released on my personal twitter feed yesterday during my "Virtual Walkabout" in support of The Daily Outsider.....Snap has some "challenges".....

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/25/2017 8:07:46 PM
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Re: Snap growth
@mp:

Absolutely, Snap has real basic challenges.

1. The App itslef - I hear and see many stories about how difficult is the app to use. They certainly need to take this feedback and work on it to make it more userfriendly.

2. Increase user base - This is well connected with #1. Once the app becomes easy to use #2 will automatically occur.

(I also was reading somewhere that instagram copied the basics from Snap and it is using doing much better just for that one reason of making the app easy to use)

3. I also read that they have to make sure to set right expectation with Wall Street and try to outperform. I believe they just did the opposite after they went publc and that is not the right way.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/26/2017 12:47:16 AM
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Re: Snap growth
It will be fascinating to see how Instagram and Snap will "fight it out"--earlier they at the same time released similar features earlier this week.   Wonder who will be left standing!!

 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/26/2017 8:52:19 AM
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Re: Snap growth
@mp:

Ofcourse, that would be an interesting thing to wtahc out for.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/26/2017 10:11:29 PM
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Re: Snap growth
I can't help but wonder who truly will be left standing though--anyone wishes to make a wager? 

 

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dmendyk
dmendyk
3/27/2017 2:05:11 PM
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Consider the source
As Adi points out, the touter in this case has a direct interest in what's being touted. And at some point, growth is meaningful only if it comes with profitability. I would also wonder how much backlash there's going to be regarding "targeted advertising" given the developing situations with Google, YouTube, et al.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/27/2017 5:05:31 PM
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Re: Consider the source
That is a great point, I always question SnapChats numbers. I personally think that Snapchat will eventually fold like Vine finally did, but look how long that took.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/27/2017 10:12:00 PM
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Re: Consider the source
I would not be pessimistic just yet--as the technology is still gaining traction.    What is clear, though, is that people are taking a gamble to invest it in primarily due to the very challenging ownership structure. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
3/28/2017 4:04:28 PM
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Re: Consider the source
@afwriter:

I see your perspective and thoughts. But i would hold on more time to comment on how things will shape up in future for Snapchat.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
3/28/2017 5:15:15 PM
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Re: Consider the source

I still think at some point Snap is going to want to have its own infrastructure. It doesn't make sense to piggyback off of Google. If this company really wants to be a tech player, it's going to have to build its own stuff if you ask me. 

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freehe
freehe
3/30/2017 8:32:30 AM
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Re: Consider the source
@dcawrey, I agree. No company ever became a visionary or innovative company by piggybacking off of another company. Maybe they are afraid of failure or lack the skills and resources needed to stop piggybacking. Also, I wonder how long Google will let them continue piggybacking?

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freehe
freehe
3/30/2017 8:38:53 AM
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Snap Chat Maybe
I do not think they will continue to be profitable. They are too many other platforms to use that provide the same or similar features. They are not an industry leader.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
3/30/2017 1:15:29 PM
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Re: Snap Chat Maybe
@freehe They aren't even profitable now. And all of the company's infrastructure is on Google. 

I know they have a rabid userbase - that helps. Remember, no one though Facebook could become profitable. Including me. So I think it's hard to predict demise here. 

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freehe
freehe
3/30/2017 8:33:44 AM
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Re: Consider the source
@afwriter, I agree. I don't think SnapChat will be around in 5 or 10 years or it will be bought by Google or some other company and then disappear.

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freehe
freehe
3/30/2017 8:38:13 AM
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Re: Consider the source
@dmendyk, good point. I don't believe the numbers. I have never heard anyone or seen anyone on social media talking about SnapChat or saying let me check my Snapchat account. LOL!

 

 

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