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Snapchat Needs to Go Public Before Instagram Stories Kills It

With Snapchat leaking that the company is planning a quick initial public offering (IPO) at a $25 billion valuation, the real motivation for speeding up the deal may be the ability of Instagram Stories to grow to from scratch to 60 percent of Snapchat’s user base in just 10 weeks.

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Fitbit and Jawbone at War in Market, Courts

With wearable fitness devices the fastest-growing sector of consumer electronics, Fitbit, Inc. (FIT-NYSE) and Jawbone are engaged in a life-or-death marketplace and legal war.

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Virally Competitive Fitbit Goes Public at $4 Billion Valuation

If Robin Leach visited the headquarters of Fibit, Inc. in San Francisco today, it would be all “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” as the leading wearable fitness tracker raised $793.5 million at a stunning valuation of $4.1 billion in the largest initial public offering (IPO) by any consumer electronics company in history.