Late-stage Google Capital growth fund renamed CapitalG, reveals investment in Snap Inc

While GV — formerly Google Ventures — is Alphabet’s more well-known venture capital arm, the parent company also runs a fund aimed at late-stage growth companies. Google Capital is now being renamed as CapitalG, with the new site revealing a previously unknown investment in the makers of Snapchat.

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Snapchat update adds Snap Map location sharing for Snaps and Stories

Snapchat is rolling out a new feature it calls Snap Map which lets you view Snaps by location and view Stories from around the world.

With the Snap Map, you can view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world 🗺️

Snap’s new location feature even lets you share where you are with friends and follow their location as well.

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Snap IPO filing reveals heavy Google Cloud reliance, work to improve Snapchat on Android

Having just filed for IPO, Snap’s S1 document is full of insight about Snapchat usage and internal operation. In disclosing various risks, the company notes that the “vast majority” of Snapchat runs on Google Cloud, with a just signed billion five year deal. Additionally, work to improve the app’s experience on Android is mentioned.

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