Social media acquisitions have been a hot topic lately. I recently commented on the ridiculous $200 million price for Plaxo. Yesterday, various rumors circulated regarding the $1 billion acquisition of Bebo. So, in order to remain fair, I decided to do a value comparison again, this time including Bebo. First, let’s review the prices we […]

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Contrary to recent opinion, social networking is still growing by leaps and bounds. However, the news that people are focusing on is the “high profile” exodus of Bill Gates from Facebook, or the lack of monetization for the sites. The Bill Gates profile can be ignored as it is not a sign of things to […]

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The news yesterday evening had a merger/acquisition rumor of Google paying $200 million for Plaxo. Plaxo has been in the news a lot with possible acquisitions or even people just commenting that they hired an investment firm to manage a possible purchase. The issue that I see in the Tech Crunch article is that Plaxo’s […]

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So I saw announcements for the release of the Social Graph API from Google and figured this was one of the first Open Social releases. Well, I was wrong about the Open Social part. The API uses the XFN and FOAF specifications to determine your social graph. Your social graph for a particular site (maybe […]

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