The Resource How to turn down a billion dollars : the Snapchat story, Billy Gallagher

How to turn down a billion dollars : the Snapchat story, Billy Gallagher

Label
How to turn down a billion dollars : the Snapchat story
Title
How to turn down a billion dollars
Title remainder
the Snapchat story
Statement of responsibility
Billy Gallagher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2013 Evan Spiegel, the brash CEO of the social network Snapchat, and his co-founder Bobby Murphy stunned the press when they walked away from a three-billion-dollar offer from Facebook: how could an app teenagers use to text dirty photos dream of a higher valuation? Was this hubris, or genius? In How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, tech journalist Billy Gallagher takes us inside the rise of one of Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups. Snapchat developed from a simple wish for disappearing pictures as Stanford junior Reggie Brown nursed regrets about photos he had sent. After an epic feud between best friends, Brown lost his stake in the company, while Spiegel has gone on to make a name for himself as a visionary--if ruthless--CEO worth billions, linked to celebrities like Taylor Swift and his wife, Miranda Kerr. A fellow Stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company's founding trio, Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. He brings unique access to a company Bloomberg Business called "a cipher in the Silicon Valley technology community." Gallagher offers insight into challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry's preeminent public companies. In the tradition of great business narratives, How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars offers the definitive account of a company whose goal is no less than to remake the future of entertainment
Summary
Documents the improbable rise of Snapchat to an influential, billion-dollar company, describing how CEO Evan Spiegel and co-founder Bobby Murphy turned down Facebook's lucrative offer and how Snapchat is positioning itself as one of the tech industry's preeminent public companies
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10619844
Cataloging source
DLC
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1992-
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Gallagher, Billy
Dewey number
384.3/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Snap Inc
  • Internet industry
  • Businesspeople
  • Entrepreneurship
Target audience
adult
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the Snapchat story
Label
How to turn down a billion dollars : the Snapchat story, Billy Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn983651759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250108616
Lccn
2017037545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983651759
Label
How to turn down a billion dollars : the Snapchat story, Billy Gallagher
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn983651759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250108616
Lccn
2017037545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983651759

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