FROM Sarah Frier
Snapchat's IPO: How big will it be? Facebook overtook Twitter; will Snap Chat overtake Facebook? Snap, Inc . -- the parent of Snap Chat — will make its Initial Public Offering tomorrow and trading will begin on the New York Stock Exchange. Even among the stratospheric finances of the tech world, we’re likely talking big money. Sarah Frier, tech reporter for Bloomberg in San Francisco, has more on the communication app, its target audience and it's potential for continued growth.
Is Snapchat the next Facebook? Snap Inc. has filed for a $3 billion dollar IPO, reportedly the largest ever for a company based in Los Angeles. The company says nearly 160 million people use Snapchat daily. For many, it’s their main news source and main social media network.
Twitter cuts workforce in search of profit Twitter is one of social media’s definitive institutions — crucial to all kinds of discourse in the US and around the world, but it's not making a profit. Today it announced its quarterly earnings — along with a staff layoff of nine percent. Sarah Frier, tech reporter for Bloomberg in San Francisco, broke the story .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.