Monthly Archives: December 2010

Groupon Receives $344 Million in Founders Liquidity in Recent $950 Million Secondary Round

Earlier this month I wrote an article on Business Insider explaining how I believed Groupon may have used Google as its BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement) to create more liquidity, and it appears they may have done just … Continue reading

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Lou Kerner Discusses Latest Facebook Data on Bloomberg

In this clip from Bloomberg, Lou Kerner, Social Media Analyst at Wedbush, talks about the findings of the latest Facebook study conducted by his firm.

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Aol Acquires about.me, Four Days After Site’s Official Launch

Self described “Custom Profile and Personal Analytics Dashboard” start-up about.me has been acquired by Aol for an undisclosed sum.  The company, which is just a splash page with links to a user’s various social media  presences (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, … Continue reading

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Google’s Social Media Offering, +1, Coming Into Focus

The competition to be the world’s social network is over.  Facebook has won.  But as the world becomes more social, and every website becomes more social, speculation has continued to swirl around Google and its ability to provide a holistic … Continue reading

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This Week In Twitter

Twitter Raises Another $200 Million at a $3.7 Billion Valuation as Growth to Twitter.com Slows Last week, Twitter completed its latest round of funding, $200 million at a $3.7 billion valuation, with Kleiner Perkins as the lead investor. The micro-blogging … Continue reading

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This Week In Facebook

New Facebook Registration Tool Gives Sites Greater Flexibility, Users Greater Control On December 16th, Facebook launched a new registration tool that gives Website owners the ability to offer quick, easy and social options for sign-up.  The new alternative to Facebook … Continue reading

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Tumblr Raises $30 Million, Emerges as Another Major Web Discovery Tool

As confirmed in an SEC filing, rapidly growing blogging site Tumblr raised a $30mm Series D round of financing, lead by Sequoia ($20mm), with Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital each contributing $5 million.  With just 16 employees, the site … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Facebook Crushes Google, Yahoo, AOL & MSN

If search is any indication of what people want, they want Facebook more than twice as much as Google and Yahoo according to Google Trends. I also compared the most popular social media companies to Facebook on Google Trends, to … Continue reading

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Learn How Facebook Could Be Worth $200 Billion by 2015

In an interview on Bloomberg Tv, Lou Kerner, Social Media Analyst at Wedbush and Parter at Secondshares, speaks about Facebook’s valuation and projected growth.

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This Week In Social Media – December 15

TWISM Dec.15 PDF. We believe Social Media and its associated technologies will change the world to a larger degree than is currently appreciated on Wall Street.  Furthermore, we believe that for the foreseeable future, the news flow on the sector … Continue reading

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