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At Snap, it’s time to call in the grown-ups

With the prospect of a Snap IPO looming over 2017, Sony CEO Michael Lynton said today that he is stepping down from his post and joining the social media star as chairman of the board. Lynton, an early Snap investor (his wife orchestrated a meeting with the startup after watching her children use the app), … Continue reading “At Snap, it’s time to call in the grown-ups”

With the prospect of a Snap IPO looming over 2017, Sony CEO Michael Lynton said today that he is stepping down from his post and joining the social media star as chairman of the board. Lynton, an early Snap investor (his wife orchestrated a meeting with the startup after watching her children use the app), has a close relationship with founder and CEO Evan Spiegel. 

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Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is preparing for an IPO this spring. 

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Senior Writer Ainsley Harris joined Fast Company in 2014. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc.

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