Category Archives: Financing

How will Facebook and the Global Economy Interact in the Future?

Guest Post by Venessa Miemis, The Future of Facebook Project, excerpts from full blog post at EmergentByDesign.com           Credits as Currency Facebook Credits are a virtual currency used within Facebook for the purchase of virtual goods … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN PRIVATE SHARES TRADING

Facebook Value Stays Steady at $77.8B   The market for trading private shares is still in its infancy, and while there are hundreds of private companies with shares available for trading, Facebook continues to dominate trading actively, with Twitter, Groupon, … Continue reading

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General Questions & Considerations of a Secondary Market Transaction

Guest Post by Mitchell C. Littman, Esq.     So, what is a Secondary Market Transaction? A Secondary Market Transaction is a negotiated private sale of restricted securities of an Issuer whose securities are not publicly traded. Some transactions are … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN TWITTER

Jack Dorsey Returns to Twitter, Ev Williams Focusing On His Next Big Thing             Six months after turning over the Twitter CEO reigns to Dick Costolo, Ev Williams is becoming a part-time executive at the … Continue reading

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Lou Kerner on CNBC:Goldman’s investment in Facebook

Lou Kerner, Social Media Analyst at Wedbush Securities and Partner at Secondshares.com, talks about Goldman Sachs and their investment with DST in Facebook On CNBC.

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Lou Kerner on Bloomberg:Goldman’s investment in Facebook

Lou Kerner, Social Media Analyst at Wedbush Securities and Partner at Secondshares.com, talks about Goldman Sachs and their investment with DST in Facebook On Bloomberg.

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How Google’s Investment In Zynga Helps

This post is written by Guest Author Byrne Hobart, a marketing consultant at NYC-based Blue Fountain Media. Blue Fountain Media helps clients with website design & development, online marketing, graphic & logo design and more. A few months ago, it … Continue reading

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Diapers.com Raises $20 Million Debt Round With 2009 Revenue At $182 Million

If this were 1999, Diapers.com certainly sounds like a company that should eventually be headed to the deadpool, but its 2010 and people are actually buying products online, and Diapers.com is selling a LOT of diapers. In fact, according to … Continue reading

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Groupon Raises $135MM From DST At $1.3 Billion Valuation

DST (Digital Sky Technologies) just invested $135 million into social commerce service Groupon. Like their previous investments in Facebook and Zynga, most of the capital provided by DST will be used to buyback equity from Groupon’s 90+ employees as well … Continue reading

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