Snap bets on hardware as Facebook threat looms

Alibaba extends bricks-and mortar retail push with Bailian deal
February 19, 2017
China bicycle-sharing startup Mobike gets funding from Temasek, others
February 20, 2017
This post was originally published on this site

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook.