In this clip from Bloomberg TV, Lou Kerner, partner at SecondShares and social media analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses Facebook’s entry into location based services and whether Google will attempt to compete with Facebook in social networking.
Lou calls Facebook the “Second Internet”, saying “really sitting as a layer on top of the first Internet, but more powerful in many ways than the first Internet because we’re all connected.” In response to whether Google will attempt to compete with Facebook, Lou says “Eric Schmidt has says the world doesn’t need another Facebook, but I do think they’re going to play a big role in social.”
In this clip from Bloomberg TV, Lou Kerner, partner at SecondShares and social media analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses a Facebook IPO. As Lou says, “I think there is a belief among many in the silicon valley, that going public isn’t an exit, its really an entry and you want to enter that at your own peril.”
SecondShares’ Lou Kerner was on CNBC yesterday after he initiated Google with an ‘underperform,’ making him just the second analyst to put a ‘sell’ on the stock. Kerner put a price target on Google at just $525.
According to Kerner, Google is making the vast majority of its revenue on a pay-per-click basis to drive traffic to web sites”, and “given its huge base of over 500 million members, the majority of which log on every day, Facebook is already driving more traffic to some leading web sites and it is poised to dramatically grow its share of traffic generation just based on clicks from user news feeds.”
According to CNBC, Google shares are down 21 percent this year, underperforming competitor Yahoo, which is down 17 percent. Yahoo was downgraded to ‘hold’ today by BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis, who cited flat display advertising in June.
Lou Kerner is a partner at SecondShares and an analyst at Wedbush Securities.