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Twitterati slams Spchat CEO Evan Spiegel for calling India 'poor'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

MUMBAI, April 16: Spchat, one of the most popular apps used by youngsters these days, is facing a voice of dissent from the morning, with many clamoring to boycott the app. All blame for this should go to this report that came in Variety where a former employee of Spchat put out claims that the CEO of the app, Evan Spiegel, had once told him that the app is not for poor countries like India, but only for the rich.

The ex-employee, Anthony Pompliano, had claimed that this statement was made when he was in a meeting with the Spchat CEO in 2015 when he wanted to discuss how to increase the outreach of the app in countries like India. It’s here where Spiegel was supposed to have made the controversial statement that, “The app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.” Pompliano brought to light these statements in his lawsuit against the company. However, Spchat’s attorneys rubbished his claims saying, “The simple fact is that he (Mr Pompliano) knows nothing about Sp’s current metric.”

However little did Spiegel know that India may not be poor but it is a strangely united country. While we may have our cases of infighting, when an outsider badmouths us, we come together to give them back. So here’s how Twitterati reacted to Spiegel’s alleged comments. Last time we checked, the rating for Spchat has gone down from 4.0 to 3.6 on Playstore. India may be poor by US standards, but we have enough numbers to screw your metrics, Mr Spiegel. (IANS)

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