` Both the Internet and my own circle of friends have debated this issue to death (so price. much social.) And as Fred Wilson puts it, It isn’t clear if the next thing is virtual reality, the internet of things, drones, machine learning, or something else. Larry doesn’t know. Zuck doesn’t know. I don’t know.… Continue reading What the @Facebook @Oculus acquisition tells me about the future
When the HTC First was released in early 2013, critics scoffed at the idea of a so-called “Facebook Phone”. It didn’t help that the product appeared half-baked – and many considered it to be Facebook’s first flop. AT&T quietly dropped the phone from its offerings mere months after launch. Today’s announcement of Facebook’s $19B acquisition of… Continue reading Unbundling @Facebook: what the Whatsapp acquisition tells us about Facebook’s mobile strategy
According to new data from comScore, Facebook leapfrogged Google Maps in October 2012 to become the most popular smartphone app in the U.S (as measured by monthly unique visitors). But when that’s done on an Android OS, isn’t Google the ultimate winner?Sure, "Facebook Now Owns Over 25% Of Total Time Spent On Mobile Apps"
I was going to write a post on how the $1 billion price tag on Instagram actually makes sense given the context of the acquisition, until I realized that the entire blogsphere and its mom has already written something to that extent. As such, I’ve gathered a couple of posts that I found most interesting… Continue reading Facebook + Instagram: blog posts galore!
New York Magazine recently published a feature on the state of New York’s finance industry, somberly titled The End of Wall Street As They Knew It. Much of the article focused on how new regulations, such as Dodd-Frank and Durbin, have dramatically changed how investment banks can continue to operate. At the boom’s peak, banks like… Continue reading End of an Era
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I hope that everyone’s recovered a little from last week’s Facebook S-1 tizzy. I thought about writing a blog post about the filing, but realized that everyone and their mom has already done that for us. As John Battelle said, Not since Google’s 2004 filing have so many journalists sped-read one document at the same… Continue reading Facebook S-1 Round-up