Category Archives: Zynga

Tiger Global snaps up Alibaba shares at lofty valuation

USA Today – January 20, 2014 “Alibaba is an amazing company and preparing to IPO. That’s when secondary market investors get very interested,” said Lou Kerner, managing partner of the Social Internet Fund, which invests in social and mobile companies … Continue reading

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The Social Internet

While I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Wall Street analyst, compliance issues hampered my ability to blog on SecondShares.  Now that I’m back angel investing, I look forward to sharing thoughts and analysis on the social and mobile companies … Continue reading

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This Week in Social Gaming

From the time we began tracking the social gaming sector in April 2010, the three largest developers in terms of aggregate MAUS have remained at the top.  Zynga has extended its lead growing users 7% since we began tracking in … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL GAMING – 4-15-2011

After the meteoric rise of Cityville in December 2010, and post the holiday season, Monthly Active Users (MAUs) for the Top 10 Facebook game developers trended down for two months, but March saw an MAU increase of 2%, to 432.3 … Continue reading

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This Week In Social Media

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THIS WEEK IN FACEBOOK

Facebook Dominates Social Networking Landscape, Surpasses 250mm Mobile Users Facebook’s dominance of social networking is on full display in the below chart recently released by Pingdom which shows every social network with over 1 MM daily visitors.   We expect … 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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Pivoting

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Kabam: De-risking video game development

Guest post by Chris Carvalho, Kabam COO Kabam is poised to disrupt the overall games market by leveraging the social Internet to create a game experience that keeps users engaged and by utilizing a free-to-play virtual goods model where consumers … Continue reading

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This Week In Social Media-March 8, 2011

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