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Snapchat not for poor countries like India, Spain: Evan Spiegel

15 Apr 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa

An ex Snapchat employee revealed that Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel had once commented that the app was for 'rich people' and that he wasn't interested in expanding to 'poor countries' like Spain and India.

The allegations sprung up from Anthony Pompliano's lawsuit against Snapchat.

He served a brief 3-week stint at Snapchat after being hired from Facebook and subsequently fired.

In context: When global companies locked horns with India

10 Feb 2016Facebook board member says India would've been better under Britishers

Defending Facebook's Free Basics Service, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Facebook Inc's board member Marc Andreessen remarked that Indian authorities were wrong to prevent Free Basics.

However, he went on to suggest that the country "would be in better shape if the British were still in charge."

He apologized for his comments later and was openly critiqued by Mark Zuckerberg.

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Amazon rubbed India in the worst ways possible after it was revealed that its Canadian website was selling a doormat that resembled India's flag.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj openly warned that if the doormat weren't removed, the visas of Amazon employees would be rescinded.

The matter was also escalated to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the product was removed within 24 hours.

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15 Apr 2017Snapchat not for poor countries like India, Spain: Evan Spiegel