MOBILE&APPS - Feb 11 - Snapchat, the social media start-up that inspired Facebook's competing app Poke, has closed its first round of venture funding at $13.5M. Snapchat is an app designed to let users send self-destructing pictures and videos that disappear after a set time. Mark Zuckerberg met the Snapchat team back in December, a couple of weeks before it launched a Snapchat knockoff called Poke. While Facebook's Poke climbed rapidly in Apple's App Store at first, now it doesn't even make the Top 200. Snapchat, meanwhile, sits comfortably on the #22 spot, closely behind Instagram which sits at $19 but ahead of Facebook Messenger, which ranks #29.
by Alexandra Burlacu
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