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WhatsApp and the Erosion of the Network Effect – not too sure that the network effect no longer applies, the utility increases as your social circle congregate on one platform

The architect of Qualcomm’s tech licensing empire invests in networking upstart MagnaCom

Yandex Reports Revenue Up 37% In Q4, Ad Network Revenue Nearly DoublesRussian search giant Yandex reported a strong Q4 2013 today, with overall revenue up 37 percent from Q4 2012 and continued growth in text-based advertising

Can someone explain WhatsApp’s valuation to me?

Microsoft cries out to UK government against open source – self-serving bullshit

This Map Shows The Countries Where WhatsApp Is Used The Most

Unlocking the Future Connected Home

Chitika: Chrome OS web usage share doubles, but is still minuscule overall

Digital Intelligence :: Top 10 YouTube brand channels in the Philippines – Smart Corporate, Nestle, and Unilver’s Ponds were the top three most views YouTube brand channels in the Philippines during 2014, according to new data via SocialBakers

How A Post-90 Chinese Girl Built A Successful Brand

China’s manufacturing hits 7-month low | RTHK

WeChat is nothing like WhatsApp—and that makes it even more valuable | Quartz

Five charts to explain China’s shadow banking system, and how it could make a slowdown even uglier | Quartz

The price is right | Asymco – interesting assessment on the value of computing devices

Mark Zuckerberg – I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire WhatsApp – in Zuck’s own words

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion in deal shocker | Reuters

HSBC flash China PMI falls to lowest in 7 months | South China Morning Post – more on what this could mean later

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Here’s the strategy the mobile industry will announce in Barcelona next week – mobile and identity sounds like a winner, because people never lose their smartphones do they?

Yahoo Debuts Gemini Native Ad Product for Mobile SearchYahoo introduced Yahoo Gemini today, which it is calling the “first unified marketplace for mobile search and native advertising.”

2014 PR Trend Forecast: Consumer Marketing

Glaxo Memo Shows Drug Industry Lobbying on E-Cigarettes – Bloomberg – Nicorette threatened by e-cigarettes, wants to protect lucrative business