From the monthly archives:

October 2007

If you like satire and you don't mind staying up late, you're probably a fan of The Daily Show, that great showcase for the satirical jabs of Jon Stewart. If that's the case, you might have been overjoyed to hear that Comedy Central (which is part of MTV, which in turn is part of Viacom)…

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More bags of money for Zuckerberg

by Mathew on October 25, 2007

Owen van Natta, the head of business development for Facebook, was pretty cagey on the Microsoft conference call when he was asked about other potential investors in the current round of funding -- so it's not really a surprise to see that two hedge funds have reportedly also invested in the social network at the…
Facebook isn't the only company to be raising questions (in my mind at least) about some of the valuations that are out there. It wasn't until I looked at Amazon's stock chart that I realized the shares closed above $100 on Tuesday -- touching a level they haven't seen since the latter days of the…

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I was going to post some of my notes from the Microsoft/Facebook conference call, and then I decided to search the blogosphere first, and decided that my notes aren't really going to bring anything to the table. I already knew that Allen Stern of Centernetworks was live-blogging, because I saw his Twitter updates -- which…

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Forget about the $15-billion valuation for a moment -- which I admit is difficult to do, since it amounts to about 100 times the company's estimated annual revenue, a bubblicious multiple by almost any definition (Google is currently trading at about 14 times sales). Why wouldn't Microsoft take a stake in a fast-growing social network?…

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