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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s IPO; YouTube debate views; Amazon Music; Vera Bradley hacked

October 13, 2016

Snapchat opts for Goldman Sachs in IPO

Snapchat opts for Goldman Sachs in IPO

Snapchat said to pick Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to lead IPO
Snapchat has chosen bankers for its initial public offering, which could happen as soon as March, according to people familiar with the matter.
Read more at Bloomberg

YouTube records 124M views for second presidential debate
YouTube tallied mega-high viewing figures for the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Read more at CNET

Amazon’s full on-demand streaming music service launches today
Amazon’s long-rumored on-demand music streaming service is now available. The company is launching its new service as Amazon Music Unlimited, a on-demand competitor to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. Amazon has done a number of things to differentiate Music Unlimited from its competitors, but the most notable one is its price: the service will be available to Amazon Prime members for $7.99 per month or $79 per year, which is cheaper than the premium options from Spotify or Apple Music. In addition, owners of one of Amazon’s voice-controlled Echo devices will be able to get the service for just $3.99 per month.
Read more at The Verge

Vera Bradley says payment system hacked, delaying website upgrade
Handbag maker Vera Bradley Inc said on Wednesday hackers may have accessed customer data from payment processing systems in its stores, partly contributing to a delay in an upgrade of its website that could hurt holiday-season sales.

Read more Reuters

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