Happy Friday, everyone! On this Snapchat-heavy news day, we’ve collected some of the most intriguing tech news stories from the last 24 hours for you to consume:
Everything you need to know about Snapchat’s IPO
First, it went well. When the disappearing instant message company Snap went public on Thursday its shares jumped 44 percent compared to its IPO price of $17, eventually closing at$24.48 a share.
The New York Times notes that makes Snapchat worth about $34 billion, which is a bigger market value than CBS and three times the size of Twitter.
Meanwhile, reports are coming out this morning that NBCUniversal bought a huge $500 million stake in Snap through its IPO.
And Buzzfeed has a pretty fascinating look at why influencers are leaving Snapchat for YouTube and Instagram. The story reports that Snapchat hasn’t done much to foster relationships with heavy users.
The woman who sparked the Uber sexism investigation lawyers up
Susan Fowler, the woman who wrote a blog post about her experiences working at Uber, which included allegations of sexism and sexual harassment, has hired attorneys.
Fowler noted in a tweet announcing that she had hired Baker, Curtis and Schwartz, which specializes in employment law, after Uber had hired a second law firm to investigate her claims.
Uber names/blames me for account deletes, and has a different law firm -not Holders - investigating me. I have hired https://t.co/IBL14Vj4o1— Susan Fowler Rigetti (@susanthesquark) March 2, 2017
Mike Pence used private email for state business when he was Governor
Hillary Clinton supporters are tearing their hair out over this one.
This is according to emails released in response to an open records request by the Star. Some emails dealt with topics such as FBI updates on the arrests of men on terror-related charges.
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