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1 billion dollars

Tumblr launches first in-stream sponsored posts on web following mobile rollout
Yahoo didn't buy Tumblr. They bought Tumblr's market position

Marketing Biz: What Does 1 Billion Dollars Buy?

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The drama has subsided this week and instead we find out just how far 1 billion dollars can go in today’s economy. But if you really need your feuding fix, look no further than the torrid triangle between Amazon, Apple and book publishers. Here is why Facebook bought Instagram Facebook...
Marketing Biz: What Does 1 Billion Dollars Buy?

Why Facebook has far greater revenue growth potential than most people think

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Now that Facebook’s S-1 is out in the wild, reports are beginning to crop up that question what Facebook’s valuation should be, given its revenue, profit, and the growth rates of both figures. Certain well read analyses peg the firm’s potential revenue and profit growth in the mediocre range, which I think...
Why Facebook has far greater revenue growth potential than most people think
PrivCo: SpaceX’s worth skyrockets to $4.8 billion after successful mission

Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

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In light of the news that Softbank is buying 70% of Sprint for $20.1 billion dollars, Bloomberg Television correspondent Jon Erlichman spoke with DCM co-founder David Chao about Softbank President Masayoshi Son's leadership.  Many have described Son as a gambler, notably for betting well on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo...
Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

Google reportedly in talks to buy $1 billion travel software company

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There isn’t much info yet, but the number alone is huge.  1 billion dollars.Bloomberg’s Businessweek is reporting that Google is in talks to purchase ITA Software Inc., the company that acts as the brains behind travel sites such as Orbitz.  The reported going price?  A cool billion.  Yes, with a...
Google reportedly in talks to buy $1 billion travel software company

FarmVille Surpasses 80 Million Users [PIC]

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FarmVille, the massively popular Facebook game, surpassed 80 million monthly active users this week (source: AppData). Facebook has around 400 million users in total.FarmVille has been a breakout hit, with its active user count growing by around 10 million users per month. Note that this isn’t simply signups: This...
FarmVille Surpasses 80 Million Users [PIC]

Court Revives $1 Billion YouTube-Viacom Lawsuit

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An influential New York appeals court has resurrected an epic copyright case over whether Google should be liable for movies and tv shows uploaded to YouTube during the video-sharing site’s early days. A lower court judge had thrown out the case in 2010 on the grounds that Google was protected...
Court Revives $1 Billion YouTube-Viacom Lawsuit

Last Night at the Webby Awards, Patton Oswald Tried to Give David Karp a Wedgie

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He wore a hoodie. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Webby Awards) Hundreds gathered for the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street last night in a ceremony that honored excellence on the Internet–fart jokes, GIF pronunciation debates and all. Patton Oswald began by observing, “Look at all...
Last Night at the Webby Awards, Patton Oswald Tried to Give David Karp a Wedgie

Foxconn's plan to build a factory in Indonesia is reportedly delayed due to regulatory issues

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Plans for a Foxconn factory in Indonesia have hit a snag after the AFP reported that parent company Hon Hai has failed to reach an agreement with the national government to start work as expected. Hon Hai’s investment in Indonesia, speculated to be worth up to $10 billion, was expected kick off...
Foxconn's plan to build a factory in Indonesia is reportedly delayed due to regulatory issues

These Are Google's Biggest Advertisers, Ranked By Dollars Spent Daily (GOOG)

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Ask.com -- which competes with Google for search queries -- is one of Google's biggest advertisers, as ranked by dollars spent in Q3 2012, according to research on more than $1 billion dollars worth of AdWords spent via WordStream, a company that specializes in Google search ads. (The vast majority...
These Are Google's Biggest Advertisers, Ranked By Dollars Spent Daily (GOOG)

How To Fix The Entertainment Industry Without Passing Stupid Laws (DIS, ATVI, SNE)

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All of the recent anti-piracy legislation's seem to have put the tech community at odds with the content community.  Major entertainment industries like Hollywood and the music industry have a right to protect their content and profit off of it. However suing your customer is not a winning business...
How To Fix The Entertainment Industry Without Passing Stupid Laws (DIS, ATVI, SNE)
LottoGopher Finds Online Market, as Thousands Buy Mega Millions Tickets
Cloud: Private Clouds Get Public Boost From Red Hat

Apple Wishes It Knew How To Quit Google's Money

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How much would you pay to be the default search engine in the iOS mobile operating system? According to a report at TechCrunch today, the magic figure that Google will be paying Apple for the privilege could be a whopping $1 billion dollars. That's because Google and Apple, while enemies...
Apple Wishes It Knew How To Quit Google's Money
CFC backtracks on Slim's near-billion dollar fine in Mexico, lays out other terms and conditions

At a market cap of ~$950 million, the New York Times is ‘worth’ less than Instagram

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This will make you think: at its current, public market valuation, the New York Times company is worth about $50 million less than the $1 billion dollars that Facebook just paid for Instagram. Yes, the New York Times is an organization in transition. Yes, newspapers are struggling. Yes, digital monetization is...
At a market cap of ~$950 million, the New York Times is ‘worth’ less than Instagram

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Apparently Negotiates Like A Boss

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Kevin Systrom, cofounder of Instagram. (Twitter) If this is true, it sure does shed some light on the abrupt end of Jack Dorsey’s Instagramming. VentureBeat claims that rumored offer from Twitter was solid enough to give CEO Kevin Systrom quite a bit of leverage, which he did not let go...
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Apparently Negotiates Like A Boss
Instagram surpasses 50 million users
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