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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator

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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator
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Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter asking users to ‘smile’ to break chains

Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter on Friday after critics said it was tone-deaf, per CNBC. The filter asked users to smile, after which chains appeared and then broke. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the U.S. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Snapchat’s Juneteenth filter has been […]
Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter asking users to ‘smile’ to break chains
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Snap CEO says in internal meeting he won’t release diversity numbers because it would reinforce the perception that Silicon Valley isn’t diverse

At a company all-hands meeting on Tuesday, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel addressed concerns of racism at the company but said he would not release diversity numbers, sources told Business Insider. Snap’s decision not to release diversity reports is a break from major tech companies, which have generally released their diversity […]
Snap CEO says in internal meeting he won’t release diversity numbers because it would reinforce the perception that Silicon Valley isn’t diverse
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Elon Musk escalated his feud with Mark Zuckerberg following the riots at the Capitol. Here are 11 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world’s most high-powered tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have […]
Elon Musk escalated his feud with Mark Zuckerberg following the riots at the Capitol. Here are 11 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world’s most high-powered tech leaders.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million of company stock

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $US50 million of Snap stock on Monday. The SEC filing for the the transaction carried a note that Spiegel followed a trading plan designed to allow sellers to avoid accusations of insider trading. Snap had a comeback in 2019 following a harrowing 2018. Visit Business […]
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million of company stock
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: ‘We don’t allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising’

In an interview with CNBC, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said all ads on Snapchat – including political ads – are subject to fact-checking and review. Snap’s policy puts it somewhere between Facebook, which doesn’t fact-check political ads, and Twitter, which has banned political ads entirely, in the heated debate over […]
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: ‘We don’t allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising’