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How Forbes Magazine Misinformed Its Readers About Facebook And Cost Them A Fortune

On December 31, 2009 Steven Bertoni of Forbes wrote an article entitled “How Much is Facebook Worth“, where he said “firms are pooling clients’ money to buy privately held Facebook shares — and probably overpaying.”  At the time of this … Continue reading

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Scott Rafer Declined an Interview With SecondShares – says “No Insult Intended”

I had a conversation with Scott Rafer on Skype Sunday night, where I requested a video interview of him on SecondShares so he could express his views on the secondary sale of private company stock in companies like Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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The Stock Options Pool Fund – 137 Ventures

There is a new single purpose fund on the block, 137 Ventures, which has been setup specifically to purchase stock options directly from Facebook employees. The fund is headed by Justin Fishner-Wolfson, a former principal at Founders Fund, which is … Continue reading

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The Dot Com Bubble Is Back – Fred Wilson and John Doerr Discuss

With 10%+ unemployment, it’s hard for most American’s to imagine, but the dot com bubble is back again. According to many, we are seeing a bubble yet again surrounding internet companies at historic proportions in early stage and late stage … Continue reading

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Facebook vs. Google on CNBC

In this clip from CNBC, Lou Kerner, partner at SecondShares and social media analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses the implications of Facebook’s passing Google in terms of total time spent in the U.S. and the potential that Facebook has to … Continue reading

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Lou Kerner on Bloomberg TV Discussing Facebook

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 … Continue reading

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Google Stock Set To “Sell” Due To Facebook – Down 21 Percent in 2010

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, … Continue reading

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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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Social Gaming Plunge Levels Off In june

The negative impact on social gaming providers from Faceboo’s changes in notifications and requests imposed in March finally seemed to have slowed in June, with total monthly active users (MAUs) of the top 10 game developers dropping by a little … Continue reading

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David Kirkpatrick Video Interview – Author of “The Facebook Effect”

We had the opportunity to sit down with David Kirkpatrick, the author of “The Facebook Effect” for a 35 minute interview a few weeks ago.  The book’s subtitle, “The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World,” is … Continue reading

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