Indians leaving Snapdeal bad reviews after Snapchat debacle because both are 'Snap'

The company's statement also pointed out that Evan has been particularly working to promote entrepreneurship in India and that he even traveled to the country in 2015 to speak at the Economic Times Startup Awards.

According to the reports, an ex-employee of Snapchat, Anthony Pompliano, said that during a user growth meeting in 2015, Evan Spiegel put emphasis on acquiring only premium users.

Run an early-stage company? According to Variety, Pompliano was allegedly brushed off by the company's CEO, Evan Spiegel.

Due to the alleged comment made by Spiegel, the Snapchat rating on the Google Play Store has also taken a hit and other such platforms also witnessed a sharp decline, a 4.4 to a 3.6 rating. They've now apparently leaked the data on the darknet as a mark of resentment against Spiegel's comments and promise to do more damage until he apologizes.

Clearly, this is going to be one hell of a challenge for Snap Inc's PR team to fix. From Business Insider we learned that Kashmiri people are installing Snapchat to show their anger and hate against India.

Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars. The 26-year-old billionaire who founded Snapchat took his company public.

Snap has said most of its daily active users are concentrated in the top 10 advertising markets worldwide - a list topped by the U.S., China, Japan and Britain. Those were the words of a disgruntled former employee. The lawsuit by Pomplaino alleges Snap has presented fake, bloated numbers to advertisers, and hasn't seen the growth it claims to have.

India is one of the largest markets for social media.

Some users mistook SnapDeal, a Delhi-based e-commerce company, for Snapchat and started giving it bad-reviews on app stores. He claims Snap labels him as incompetent; in his view, Spiegel wanted him fired for internally raising concerns about usage data.

  • Eleanor Harrison