Google reportedly wanted to buy Snapchat for $30 billion

August 4th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Snapchat, officially called Snap Inc., filed for IPO early on in March of this year. The company went public and would now has the capital of the public to lend financial support. However, a report from Business Insider says that Google verbally discussed the acquisition of Snapchat with Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel.

The offer was for $30 billion and the discussions happened far before the company filed for IPO: early 2016. Google’s offer was apparently still on the table even after Snap Inc. went public. Of course, Spiegel did not budge, he did not want to sell out. In fact, only he and…

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