What the Snap IPO means for the future of cloud infrastructure

The Snapchat parent will have no choice but to build its own computing and networking systems. Luckily, it's a good time to do just that.
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Arik Hesseldahl is a veteran technology reporter based in New York with more than 20 years' experience. He was a founding editor at Recode and produced the inaugural Code/Enterprise conference. Before that he wrote for AllThingsD, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. He's contributed to CNBC, NBC News and NPR, and has taught at Columbia University.

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