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  • How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars

  • The Snapchat Story
  • By: Billy Gallagher
  • Narrated by: Billy Gallagher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 126
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    4 out of 5 stars 111
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    4 out of 5 stars 113

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 began as a late-night dorm room revelation, the brainchild of Stanford English major Reggie Brown who was nursing regrets about photos he had sent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good start, bland finish, hero worship abound

  • By Bamagrad03 on 03-18-18

Snappy Senses

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

Billy does a phenomenal job of portraying Evan as such a key component of the Snap brand. Really gives an “Ave snap user” an inside look at what the potential is like for Snap and how others view Snap.