The arise of Snapchat from a sexting app by Stanford frat bros to a $31 billion open company

Evan Spiegel and Bobby MurphyAn early print of Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.Snapchat

Snapchat’s commencement sounds a lot like Facebook’s from “The Social Network.”

In Snapchat’s case, it wasn’t dual suspended cofounders (the Winklevoss twins) against Mark Zuckerberg. But still, it featured a backdrop of an chosen university — Stanford versus Harvard — and finished adult in litigation, with Snapchat cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy opposite Reggie Brown.

At interest was a first story of a amicable network to make photos disappear. Snapchat’s founders finished adult paying $157.5 million to settle a case.

Snapchat survived a hilly starts to make a entrance on Wall Street, where it sealed on Friday with a $31 billion marketplace cap.

Here’s how Snapchat went from a million-dollar thought about disintegrating photos to a hulk amicable media association called Snap today:

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