Le mannequin du pouce « J’aime » gagne son procès contre Facebook. Furieux !
C’est l’adjectif qui décrit peut-être le mieux le sentiment d’Andy Newington face à Facebook. Les raisons de sa colère ? Cet écossais de 34 ans exerce la profession de mannequin de pouce depuis une dizaine d’année, et il affirme avec vigueur que le site de Mark Zuckerberg a spolié une photo de son pouce datant de 2003. How Long Till Facebook Clones Vine? No, Facebook Should Have Invented Vine. Facebook used to build the future, but since the mobile era began it’s been chasing what’s next — buying Instagram, reskinning Beluga as Messenger, copying Snapchat as Poke, and now getting beat to animated photos by Twitter’s Vine and Cinemagram.
If Facebook doesn’t bust out its crystal ball, it could get picked apart by visionary competitors, or lose its reputation for innovation. Mark Zuckerberg may not have invented the concept of social networking, but he sure executed on it. Facebook went on to pioneer some powerful products, including photo tagging, the relevancy-sorted news feed, the off-site Like button, and the unified cross-platform messaging system.
The entire concept of a social network that used your real name and offline social graph to create an authenticated online version of your identity seemed forward thinking in the age of Myspace. These features helped Facebook blow past competitors to become the dominant social network for the whole world. The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook. When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally.
Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits. Facebook’s New App Center Is Here: The Details. Facebook’s Acquisition of Karma Brings Mobile Commerce, App Monetization Prowess. Facebook has just acquired mobile commerce startup Karma, which makes apps for gifting friends and family.
The terms of the deal are undisclosed but 16 employees of the startup will be joining Facebook. The purchase will help Facebook build up monetization prowess on mobile platforms — an area it’s admittedly weak in. The price was not disclosed. With the deal, Facebook gets two extremely experienced leaders in building and monetizing mobile apps. Karma’s chief executive Lee Linden and its co-founder Ben Lewis were behind Tapjoy, a company that became a huge force in distributing and making money from mobile games. Note: This was a real product acquisition, not a lower-priced, talent-based one. This acquisition makes sense for a couple of reasons. Facebook has tried its hand at gifting before, although it was the virtual kind. But the physical good gifting that Karma specialized in could be a perfect fit. Facebook s’offre l’application de géolocalisation Glancee. Due To Revenue Decline, Bankers Lower Facebook IPO Pricing To $27-35 Range.
We are hearing from bankers underwriting Facebook’s initial public offering, that it will IPO at a $70 billion to $90 billion valuation, or $27-$35 a share.
The reason for the valuation dropping below its speculated $100 billion mark is the sequential quarter-over-quarter revenue decline going into the first quarter that it revealed in its recent S-1 amendment. While that’s still going to be a landmark valuation for a consumer Internet company, it could be a bit disappointing for some. “If y/y rev growth had accelerated, we could be talking LinkedIn multiples. Facebook IPO: It's Set for May 18 [REPORT] Facebook's long-awaited Initial Public Offering is happening in just two and a half weeks time, the Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday.
Citing the usual anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the Journal says Facebook will begin its IPO roadshow on Monday May 7. That's when companies traditionally make the rounds of mutual funds, large banks and other major investors looking for multi-million dollar stakes. Facebook’s Patent Acquisitions? They’re More About Google Than Yahoo. Editor’s Note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. He specializes in developing IP strategy for young technology companies and blogs on this topic at StartupsIP. Follow Lenny on Twitter: @lkravets and @startupsIP. In the past few months, Facebook’s patent portfolio has grown exponentially as a result of acquisitions of patent portfolios from IBM and Microsoft. After acquiring 650 AOL patents and patent applications from Microsoft, the company now has approximately 1,400 patent assets. In recent years, Facebook has consistently looked to the outside to augment its IP holdings with strategic acquisitions of patent assets. Many point to the Yahoo lawsuit as the reason for the Microsoft and IBM acquisitions.
The technology areas of the IBM and AOL patents are also telling. With Instagram Buy, Facebook Officially Pushes M&A Strategy Beyond The ‘Acqui-hire’ Right Before Acquisition, Instagram Closed $50M At A $500M Valuation From Sequoia, Thrive, Greylock And Benchmark. The details: Facebook spent $68 million on acquisitions last year. The details: Facebook spent $68 million on acquisitions last year Facebook revealed that it spent $68 million in cash and stock on acquisitions last year, according to its filing for an initial public offering.
The company said all of the deals were not material. Here’s more details on how much Facebook has paid for companies in stock. This excludes cash-based compensation and other retention bonuses. We don’t know which companies Facebook is actually referring to in its filing because the company doesn’t explicitly say, but we put our best guesses here based on when deal announcements were made. The numbers seem mostly consistent with what we’ve heard — that the amount of equity Facebook offers for talent has gotten smaller over time as secondary markets have more aggressively priced the value of Facebook’s shares. Why Greedy Stockholders and A $100 Billion IPO Could Hurt Facebook. Facebook will IPO in April or June 2012, right on time with our prediction and when it would need to start filing public financial reports, according the the Wall Street Journal.
The outlet’s sources say Facebook could raise $10 billion at a $100 billon valuation, and hasn’t chosen which banks to go with yet. But is this the right move? To date, Facebook has been conservative with monetization and progressive with product development. It minimizes ad real-estate in favor of maintaining a healthy user experience for the long term, and pushes products people might not warm up to for years.
Facebook Confirms Gowalla Acquisition. Facebook on Monday confirmed its purchase of Gowalla, which had been reported on Friday, but says it isn't buying the brand's service or location-based technology but will instead absorb the management team behind the company.
Facebook Confirms Corporate Reorganization, Focusing On Mobile, Ads, Product, Engineering, Profile. List of acquisitions by Facebook. Facebook is a social networking company. Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between Facebook and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in US dollars because Facebook's headquarters is in the United States. If the Facebook service that is derived from the acquired company is known, then it is also listed here.