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Oculus VR | Facebook post

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At the time that the news came out about Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, I was in Boston (for work), the weather was biting cold, the days long and jet lag dulled my curiosity; so this post came along later than I would have liked. The first thing that struck me was how much of […]

WhatsApp | Facebook post (part II)

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This post follows on from my first post that looked at the valuation of the WhatsApp acquisition. The  why From a WhatsApp point-of-view the why is perfectly simple, everyone gets rewarded for all the hard work that has been put in building a successful product with 430+ million users around the world. It is the […]

WhatsApp | Facebook (pt I)

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Gosh, where do I start, Nigel Scott asked me what I thought about the WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook this morning and I replied that I was pulling together my thoughts and that I was gobsmacked at the time; I am still gobsmacked and here are my rather unstructured thoughts below. The valuation Ok lets talk […]

Facebook and advertising

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Two things got me thinking about Facebook and advertising this week. Since I have changed my location on my Facebook profile to Hong Kong the bulk of the adverts I have seen have been in Chinese. Now you could argue that the model should also look at the langauge I use for Facebook; but many […]

Facebook IPO postmortem

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This post is a collection of thoughts that I’ve had about the Facebook IPO, I realise that there may not be a cohesiveness to some of this but I wanted to put it all down in one place. In less than two months, Facebook has gone from being the technology sector darling to its typhoid […]