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February 3, 2017, 1:05 PM

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
Snap Inc.'s S-1 SEC filing for IPO  —  This is an initial public offering of shares of non-voting Class A common stock of Snap Inc. Snap Inc. is offering to sell shares of Class A common stock in this offering.  The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus are offering an additional shares of Class A common stock.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
IPO filing discloses Snapchat paid $158M to oust co-founder Reggie Brown after 2014 settlement  —  Snap cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy will become billionaires overnight when their company goes public at a potential $25 billion valuation.  —  One person who will not share …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Snap Inc. files for IPO, aiming to raise $3B; firm had $404M in revenue in 2016, up 500% YoY, on a $514M net loss  —  Snap today filed its S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), triggering the process to go public.  The company aims to raise $3 billion …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
With Chrome 57, Progressive Web Apps will appear in Android's app drawer, settings, more  —  The ambitious goal behind Progressive Web Apps is to allow websites to have the same capabilities and features as a native app, but without the initial download.  Google has been a heavy backer …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Travis Kalanick tells employees that he's leaving Trump's economic advisory council; 200K customers deleted their accounts over the past six days, say sources  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, plans to step down from President Donald J. Trump's economic advisory council …
Bob Fernandez / Philly.com:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon now has more than 341K employees after adding 110K people in 2016 alone; CTO cites increase of fulfillment capacity by 30% for driving headcount  —  Amazon added more than 110,000 employees during the past year, topping 341,000 people as of the end of 2016 thanks largely …
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Dropcam co-founder Aamir Virani, who left Nest in 2015, joins early-stage venture firm Felicis Ventures  —  Last week, we learned that Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy has headed overto Apple.  Today, Felicis Ventures, the early-stage venture firm, is disclosing it has brought aboard Dropcam's other cofounder …
Gwen Ackerman / Bloomberg:
Viber appoints Djamel Agaoua as CEO as company prepares new platform strategy for March launch  —  CEO Djamel Agaoua wants company to be ‘quicker and faster’  —  Viber to launch platform with new features in March: Agaoua  —  The newly named chief of Japanese retailer Rakuten Inc.'s …
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