如果是真的话，我觉得这是挺不错的投资。Snapchat 的青少年用户过几年就长大了，这群看不上 Facebook 的用户群将是雅虎复兴的强劲力量。
But Snapchat could be an important strategic tool for Yahoo. It could be Yahoo’s wedge into the mobile world, in which its brand has held very little sway. A successful investment in a hot messaging app might buy Mayer even more time with shareholders to reposition Yahoo to its former dominance. Snapchat might also provide a way to distribute ads, apps, and other content to mobile devices. And Snapchat’s cool factor would help, too.
（原链接在 dropbox 上，可能被墙了。国内的读者可以看这个） 那一年，他24岁。 dropbox 的原型工程量有多大？
3 months part time. About ~5KLOC client and ~2KLOC server of python, C++, Cheetah templates, installer scripts, etc.
那么 Drew Houston 厉害吗？
Programming since age 5; startups since age 14; 1600 on SAT; started profitable online SAT prep company in college (accoladeprep.com). For fun last summer reverse engineered the software on a number of poker sites and wrote a real-money playing poker bot (it was about break-even; see screenshot url later in the app.)