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WSJ: Zuckerberg tried to buy Snapchat for more than $1 billion

0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2013, 22:54 posted on

Mobile messaging service Snapchat is known for its self-destructing messages; the idea of the Mission Impossible like missive is to send a message that you don't want others stumbling on. The company, which just raised $60 million at an $800 million valuation, doesn't turn a profit yet, but is growing rapidly. Last month, the service processed 350 million "snaps" versus the 200 million it processed in June...

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 23:06

1. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Getting 6 second snaps from companies would be annoying as hell, and there's no guarantee that people would watch them.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 23:40

2. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Mark Z has the money to throw around.. Who knows what he has in mind making those moves

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 01:00 6

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Facebook for Android sucks. It's laggy, and incredibly buggy. Please fix that first before you buy other people apps, Mark Z.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 09:54 6

6. blazee (Posts: 256; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


works incredibly fine for me

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 01:56

4. joens16 (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 May 2013)


A good way to monetize would be to make you watch a quick ad before you can watch a snap sent to you. I wouldn't want an ad on every snap but maybe every once in a while

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 08:21

9. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Stop giving them devious ideas!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 09:43

5. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


All I am going to say is that SnapChat has provided me many of good images for a while now. That is all!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 18:53

7. Daytonadave17 (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Snapchat for windows phone please!! I mean dammit. What's the hold up!!???

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 20:39

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6249; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I would never sell anything to mark.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 20:43

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I hope Zuckerberg keeps investing in these fads that are turning into toxic assets to at least offset what he gets off Facebook.

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