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.
= $$$ ? The use of Micro-Bogging tools (particularly Twitter) has taken off over the past year. Twitter is now hosting over 7 million unique users every month, which is a more than 1000 percent increase from a year ago. This high level of user growth has been accompanied by a skyrocketing company valuation, which […]