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Groupon Vs. Zynga: Which Company Will Be More Valuable Post-IPO? ‘Tis the season of the IPO.

Groupon Vs. Zynga: Which Company Will Be More Valuable Post-IPO?

So far, 2011 has seen companies like LinkedIn, Pandora, Yandex, Zillow, and RenRen come to market. As you’ve heard, Groupon and Zynga are next up in the IPO pipeline, with both companies arriving on public markets within weeks of each other. Groupon, barring some catastrophic event, will begin trading publicly on NASDAQ November 4th, with shares set at $20 a pop at a valuation of $12.7 billion. Zynga, too, is expected to trade on NASDAQ beginning the week before Thanksgiving, and according to its revised S-1 filing with the SEC, a “third party” has valued the company at approximately $14 billion. In the same ballpark as Groupon. So, the question becomes this: Notwithstanding their potential overvaluations at the time they go public, which of the two companies stands to be the most successful and the most valuable in the long run, post-IPO?

The Big Picture (i.e. Of course, everything sounds picture perfect if you put a full stop there. Who Has The Tech? [Etude] L’état des lieux des médias sociaux à travers le monde. YouTube Users: Klout Is Here. Klout now factors in YouTube activity as part of its scoring system for social influence.

YouTube Users: Klout Is Here

The feature, which rolled out on Monday evening, allows a user to sync his or her YouTube and Klout accounts. Once synced, Klout will then analyze comments, engagement, likes, subscriber counts and other information in a user's YouTube account and factor it into a user's final Klout score. Klout uses social data from Twitter, Facebook and other social media services in order to score a user's social influence from one to 100. While some people may not care about a score of their social influence, more and more brands do. Businesses have been using Klout to identify social influencers in order to offer them perks and freebies. The San Francisco-based startup has been on a roll in recent months.

Facebook vs Apple

Google vs Apple. Google vs Facebook. Google vs Groupon. Twitter vs Facebook. Microsoft vs. Apple infographic details rivalry from inception to global domination. In the world of computing, no two companies have more history than Microsoft and Apple.

Microsoft vs. Apple infographic details rivalry from inception to global domination

In fact, the companys’ history is 10,124 pixels tall. From modest beginnings to IPOs, and later to global domination, Microsoft and Apple are largely responsible for computers as we know them today. Microsoft concentrated on software early and now owns the lion’s share of the global PC market, and more recently, Apple looked to mobile computing to revitalize its business and its market cap. Of course from an investor’s perspective, the stock chart at the bottom says it all, but as is remarkably evident in looking over the meandering paths these two tech titans have taken, no one knows what the future might hold.

The full, extremely large infographic can be found after the break. Les boutons « Follow » Twitter, Google +1 et Youtube. How LinkedIn has started copying Facebook - Social Media. It’s always funny to see the big social networks copying features from each other and generally imitating the things that they see working elsewhere.

How LinkedIn has started copying Facebook - Social Media

Facebook has been especially good at it, copying everything from the @ symbol to jumping on Foursquare’s success with Facebook places. LinkedIn has largely ignored these trends and chartered its own course– until recently– when it has started jumping on the success of Facebook and trying to copy many of the things that make Facebook the huge success that it is today. It’s smart to evolve and copy what is working elsewhere but also LinkedIn could see Facebook as a competitor one day due to its massive data collection and extent of its platform. Here is just how and why Linkedin is starting to copy Facebook in so many ways… The Problem For LinkedIn LinkedIn has an amazing platform but to a large extent people only go there for one of two reasons. 1. 2.

Allowing Brands To Engage With The Platform. Location-Based Services: Foursquare vs. Facebook Places. Microsoft launches Office 365, its Google Apps killer. Microsoft caught up with the present today with the launch of Office 365, a suite of its well-known Office software tailored for the cloud.

Microsoft launches Office 365, its Google Apps killer

Office 365 is an online-based service that shares similarities to Google Apps and Zoho, and it lets people collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and e-mail using a combination of subscription desktop software and web apps. Microsoft’s popular applications like Word, Excel, Exchange, and PowerPoint will now be able to be licensed month-to-month with an online version. Pricing starts at $6 per user per month for small businesses. The cost for medium to enterprise-size businesses ranges from $10 to $27 per user per month. This is considerably more than competitor Google Apps, which is $5 per user per month no matter how big the company.