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How Snap stacks up against Facebook and Twitter

The initial-public-offering filing by Snap Inc. has generated a lot of attention, as one of the largest technology IPOs in years and an offering that could value the company at up to $25 billion.

Because of its social messaging app, Snapchat, and large valuation, the company SNAP, +0.00% has drawn comparisons to the IPOs of Facebook and Twitter. And during its road show, Snap reportedly said it was the next Facebook, not Twitter, according to the Wall Street Journal, but after it revealed large net losses, investors and analysts are not so sure.

“It is concerning, because people got burned with Twitter,” said Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners.

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