Social Network Valuation

With thousands upon thousands of social networks already launched, and more coming in the ongoing social network wars what are reasonable valuations? Is this irrational exuberance? Will the companies that buy them ever make their money back? MySpace was acquired by News Corp for $580m in July 2005. Facebook sold 1.6% of its shares to … Continue reading “Social Network Valuation”

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With thousands upon thousands of social networks already launched, and more coming in the ongoing social network wars what are reasonable valuations? Is this irrational exuberance? Will the companies that buy them ever make their money back?

  1. MySpace was acquired by News Corp for $580m in July 2005.
  2. Facebook sold 1.6% of its shares to Microsoft for $246m in October 2007.
  3. Bebo is being acquired by AOL for $850m, the announcement went out today.

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10 Things on My Google Wish List

Google is an amazing company. I have written quite extensively on the merits of their technologies and platforms. However, as with every corporation, there are improvements that can be made to their product line.

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Google is an amazing company. I have written quite extensively on the merits of their technologies and platforms. However, as with every corporation, there are improvements that can be made to their product line. Continue reading “10 Things on My Google Wish List”