Facebook’s valuation is approaching $100 billion, Microsoft recently acquired Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion and Twitter’s estimated market value is $8 to $10 billion: someone is always crying bubble, but is the social web another bloated shell game or a gold mine to be tapped? In this talk, I tried to take a closer look at three Internet companies with different models, breathtaking valuations and connected users in common.
About Sandra Sieber
Sandra Sieber is an Associate Professor and Head of the IS Department at IESE Business School in Barcelona. Her studies center around the impact of new technologies on organizations and business models, and she especially enjoys looking into the world of recent developments in the Web 2.0 sphere.