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Snapchat Leaked Email: Twitter Lent Them Developers to Help Them Scale

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Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo met with Spiegel in January 2014 to discuss “a couple big idea we have about working with Snapchat”. Twitter was also lending Snapchat some engineering help to Snapchat CTO Bobby Murphy, as Costolo wrote in an email to Lynton that “I’ve also asked my CTO to be as helpful as possible to Bobby about scaling the platform.”

We haven’t seen any fruits of these “big ideas” linking Twitter and Snapchat, but the two companies could surely help each other. Twitter saves everything publicly and forever, while Snapchat’s content is more frequently private and always ephemeral.

You know you're a sucky eng team when you have to borrow engineers from Twitter!!!

Everybody has somebody they look up to.

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