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Selfie app Snow, once a Snapchat clone, raises $50M from SoftBank and Sequoia China

 It’s been a while since we heard from Snow, the Snapchat clone app in Asia that Facebook once tried to buy, but today the company behind it has scooped up a $50 million investment from SoftBank and Sequoia China.
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Snow is hard to come by in Australia, so this guy created his own

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It’s winter in Australia right now, but snowfall is difficult to come by unless you’re in one of the few mountainous regions in the country. 

So if you want to see snow, you’ll have to travel — or get creative. 

As Roland Zopf from Bathurst, Australia, did when he built his very own snow gun, turning a patch of grass on the side of the road into a winter wonderland. Like many of the best Australian ideas, the concept was formed down at the local watering hole.

“It all started a number of years ago, when at the pub in the beer garden one night, a guy spilt his drink on the table and it froze. I said jokingly that it’s cold enough to run a snow gun here,” Zopf said via Messenger. Read more…

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