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  Failed merge and acquisition cases in the Internet history


Bebo founder sold Bebo with 850 million US dollars in 2008, but later he bought it back with just 1 million US dollars. This news lets us think about those failed merge and acquisition cases in Internet history. Let's summarize some of them here. 1. Bebo Buyer : AOL Acquisition price : 650 million US dollars Sold price : 1 million US dollars Loss: 849 million US dollars In 2008, AOL was still belong to Time Warner. It made a decision to acquire the third largest social networking site Bebo, The...

   Merge and acquisition,Loss,MySpace     2013-07-03 08:37:13


  Relationship oriented website vs content oriented website


Relationship oriented website is a kind of website based on friend circle, people come to the website to share news with their friends and see what's happening around their friends, these websites include Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. While content oriented website is a kind of website based on unique content, people come to the website to find information or find answers for their questions, these websites include TechCrunch, The Verge and Medium. Most of websites on the Internet nowadays belon...

   Relationship oriented,Content oriented, Loyalty     2013-07-11 09:20:37


  Early homepages of some famous websites


Are you curious about what are their early homepages like for some famous IT companies? Let's take a look at them now. 1. Google This page was relative concise at that time. The current Google homepage is more concise. 2. Facebook It went online on 4th Feb, 2004. This was its homepage in 2004 3. YouTube It went online on 15th Feb, 2005. Until 22nd April, the first video clip was uploaded. 4. Wikipedia It emphasizes on free content and collaborative editing. It also supports many languages. 5...

   Homepage,website,History,Google,Facebook     2015-07-23 11:34:18


  Pinterest becomes the 3rd largest social network website in US


Digital marketing services company Experian Marketing Services's latest report shows the picture sharing website Pinterest has become the 3rd largest social network website in US following Facebook and Twitter. Its visits are more than LinkedIn and Google + now.Experian conducted a survey about social networking site visits in March,2012, the results show that visits of Facebook were more than 7 billion  Twitter got 182 million visits, Pinterest 104 million. However, the survey ...

   Pinterest,US,Facebook,Pin     2012-04-10 12:33:03


  Why Aren't Other SOPA Supporters Being Punished Like GoDaddy?


Even though it recanted (somewhat unconvincingly) its support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), domain registrar GoDaddy continues to lose thousands of domains as an online campaign to punish GoDaddy is proving highly effective. The boycott campaign began on reddit on December 22. A day later GoDaddy announced its withdrawal of support for the House legislation it actually helped craft. And still GoDaddy has lost more than 70,000 domains in less than a week, with the prospe...

   GoDaddy,SOPA,boycott,Reason,Punishment     2011-12-27 09:38:27


  “Build something people want” is not enough


Most people take “Build something people want” to mean “Pick a problem to solve and solve it well.” This is not sufficient to build a world changing company.“Why now?” is the question entrepreneurs really need to answer. “Why now” encompasses two important and closely related concepts:Why have previous attempts at this idea failed?What enabling factors have emerged that enable you to succeed today?The world is full of smart people who have the same ideaThere are a lot of smart pe...

   User requirement,User friendly,Example,People needs     2011-11-16 08:18:45


  Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?


Editor’s note: This is Part III of a guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he laid the groundwork by describing how artificial intelligence is a combination of human and computer capabilities In Part II, he discussed how software and mobile technologies can augment and even replace doctors. Now, in Part III, he talks about how technology will sweep through education. In my last post, I argue...

   Teacher,Algorithm,Development     2012-01-16 10:17:45