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[News] Why the Snapchat CEO called India “poor”

2017-04-16 08:54:46
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Why the Snapchat CEO called India “poor”

Being in the Media industry, it is our duty to bring light and clarification to issues that deserve it.

Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel
Snapchat has had tons of users, even higher than Facebook at one point (in the US) for certain demographics. It also has a very big userbase in countries like India where it is one of the most common apps for teens and millennials. However, yesterday some quotes surfaced from the CEO, Evan Spiegel which enraged many Indians, till the extent people started deleting the apps and gave it bad reviews on the App market (You can have a look  yourself; content too offensive to post here)
“This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”
This information came out when one of his employees reported it, from a conversation in 2015. This could just be an allegation. While yes, it does seem poorly worded at first, here’s what it actually means:
This quote is from 2015, back when smartphone penetration wasn’t high, and Jio didn’t exist. Thus user density was lowThe app is around to make money (surprise!). Snapchat makes money by Geofilters and Content partners. Both of these aren’t widely used in India. So, when we don’t use it for actual business towards their revenue, we aren’t top priority to them in terms of users. Hence, “poor”Another important part of Business is knowing your target demographic. Simply put, India isn’t the perfect demo for them to do business in.Other products, like Snapchat spectacles aren’t available yet in India, which is a direct way for them to make money.

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By poor, he must have meant a country which doesn’t have a share of wallet towards Snapchat, which is not wrong. So why shouldn’t they prioritize areas that are of higher value to them?
They have stated in their IPO, that iOS is of higher preference to them, over Android. Do you see all Androiders feeling bad and uninstalling the app and giving bad reviews?  As long as your user experience doesn’t change, you shouldn’t really be complaining under the pretext of patriotism. Could Evan have used better words? Yes. Could Indians have been a little more tolerant? Hell yes! Do your research and share this article to people who are mad at Evan.
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Rashid kamaal | from Redmi Note 4


Nice information and the details
2017-04-16 09:01:17

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Mahesh Rajgure | from Redmi Note 3


Grateful info
2017-04-16 09:03:36

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DHRUV KUMAR | from Redmi Note 4


problem is we get carried away too much with the flow.
no one cares to research.
2017-04-16 09:32:42
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pore.bhushan | from Redmi Note 3


beautiful......... nice
2017-04-16 09:37:00

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Saajan Palta | from Redmi Note 3


Dear Friends We should teach him lesson rate Snapchat to single star and add flag for improper content rating  
2017-04-16 09:37:33

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SAIRITWIK | from Redmi Note 3


Good thread...
2017-04-16 09:53:34
he has forget that india in not like other country indiam means 1.2 billian people , and yes the number 1.2 billion really matters.
2017-04-16 09:56:54

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Sohail Patel | from app


great info bro
the statement was made in 2015 that time we weren't so used to the net. so he made a statement accordingly.
but should not have used the phase poor
2017-04-16 10:25:36

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Aaditya Deshwal | from Redmi Note 4


don't aware about the potential in the Indian market
2017-04-16 10:33:36

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Nobi Robi Author | from Redmi Note 4


yeah bro snapchat CEO shouldn't disrespect Indians
2017-04-16 10:58:41
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