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How the kid who thought up Snapchat found himself pushed out

Entrance to Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Calif.
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Entrance to Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Calif.

The wheel of fortune can be cruel in Silicon Valley.

Photo-sending startup Snapchat grabbed headlines last year when it turned down a buyout offer from Facebook for an eye-popping $3 billion.

Now, Playboy reports (the Kinja link is completely safe for work!) on the unfortunate story of Reginald Brown, the Stanford graduate who claims he thought up the idea for the app, and how his former partners (including current CEO Evan Spiegel) pushed him out of the company.

The whole story can be found via Kinja.

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