Alibaba announced early yesterday that it would invest $200 million in private photo messaging firm Snapchat. Estimates have the infusion of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) capital boosting the overall valuation of Snapchat to $15 billion.
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined Stuart Varney of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Tuesday) to talk about the latest potential social media IPO on the horizon - Snapchat.
Snapchat is a social network that emphasizes privacy; compare it to Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), which touts the benefits of openness. Snapchat finds benefits in keeping conversations and pictures from spilling over to your entire list of contacts.