Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel’s keys to success
“Compared with Twitter or Facebook, Snapchat can seem almost aggressively user-unfriendly. If you’re new to the app and looking for posts by your kid, your boyfriend, or DJ Khaled, good luck. It’s hard to find somebody without knowing his or her screen name. This is by design.”
Why advertisers are flocking to the your kid’s favourite app.
2. Mitt Romney calls out Trump
“Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate who lost to Barack Obama in 2012, delivered a blistering indictment on Thursday of the frontrunner for his party’s nomination — calling Donald Trump ‘a con man,’ a ‘phony,’ and ‘not very smart.'”
+1: Here is Trump’s furious response.
3. Leaving the Jungle
“France warned Britain on Thursday it would end border controls and let thousands of migrants move on to its neighbour if British voters backed leaving the European Union.”
4. Premiers won’t back national carbon tax
“Talks between Justin Trudeau and the premiers are threatening to break down over the prime minister’s insistence that an agreement include a commitment all provinces put a price on carbon eventually, sources tell CBC News.”
5. America’s in a proxy war with itself in Syria
“Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government.”