Episode 102 — Snakes and Ladders

Ben and James discuss the history of messaging apps, the rise of Snapchat, and why Instagram Stories was such a brilliant move.

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  • Ben Thompson: The Audacity of Copying Well — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Snapchat’s Ladder — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook, Phones, and Phonebooks — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Snapchat User Growth Concerns, What Makes Snapchat Valuable? — Stratechery


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