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Jim Bow
12-05-2013, 03:27 PM
A kid gets up in a design class at Stanford in April 2011.
He describes an app that would allow you to set a list of friends, and to send them captioned photos which could only be viewed once. After viewing, the photo would disappear from the viewers phone, and from the servers of the vendor.

Fellow classmates scoffed at the idea. Thought it was stupid.

Kid and a friend, dropped out of school, set up an office in kid's dad's living room, and started work.

2.5 years later, Google has offered them $4Billion. They have turned down the offer.

It's called Snapchat.

Katherine
12-05-2013, 03:35 PM
The best of selfie porn on the net.

John of Phoenix
12-05-2013, 03:39 PM
The best of selfie porn on the net.I'm trying to think what else it could be used for... but that's it.

Old Dryfoot
12-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Early twenties with a net worth of 2 billion? I'd have taken the offer and dropped of the radar in a heartbeat! Too many apps and programs have promised to be the next best thing since sliced bread and then gone on to fizzle out. A bird in the hand...

Canoez
12-05-2013, 03:44 PM
A kid gets up in a design class at Stanford in April 2011.
He describes an app that would allow you to set a list of friends, and to send them captioned photos which could only be viewed once. After viewing, the photo would disappear from the viewers phone, and from the servers of the vendor.

Fellow classmates scoffed at the idea. Thought it was stupid.

Kid and a friend, dropped out of school, set up an office in kid's dad's living room, and started work.

2.5 years later, Google has offered them $4Billion. They have turned down the offer.

It's called Snapchat.

Well, I'm sure that the NSA must have a copy of those pictures somewhere...

Breakaway
12-05-2013, 03:45 PM
A bird in the hard...

A bird? Two billion is a whole flocking bunch o' birds! :)

Kevin

Old Dryfoot
12-05-2013, 03:49 PM
A bird? Two billion is a whole flocking bunch o' birds! :)

Kevin

With stuffing and cranberry sauce!