Snapchat Sets Up Secret Research Lab In Utah

Venice, California-based Snap, Inc., the parent firm of Snapchat, has reportedly set up a new, secret location in Lehi, Utah, according to a report this week. The report says that the new lab is being headed up by former co-founder Kirk Ouimet, who founded out of Brigham Young University, and sold that to Snap for the basis of its Scancodes product. Lehi is a major center of technology talent in Utah's Silicon Slopes, and is home to scores of other technology companies. Lehi's tech companies include Adobe,, DigiCert, MyHeritage, SolutionReach, SalesRabbit, and many others; the region prefers to call itself the "Silicon Slopes".