Category Archives: Social

Google bets big on Live Streaming – twitch.tv to be acquired for $1 Billion?

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Earlier this year Google already said that they could be interest in the Live-Streaming platform twitch. Now that seems to become a reality, according to VentureBeat, Google is willing to pay $1 billion for the popular streaming site. Live-streaming continues to gain traction, it is the leading video platform for gamers and has more than 45 million visitors per month.

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Facebook Financials – Mobile Ads Impress, Company worth almost $200 Billion

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When Facebook went public in 2012 many investors called it a disaster. The first shares of the company were bought by investors for $38. But the stock crashed after the IPO, going down as much as 50% in the coming month and finally reaching a low point at around $14 when the company couldn’t deliver on mobile advertising growth and

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GoPro gets Xbox On-Demand Channel, sharing and buying features included

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In recent month we have written several articles on GoPro. The camera manufacturer went public in June and the stock has since been flying high. So far all the revenue GoPro has generated comes from the cameras itself and the accessories. Investors are valuing the company more like a media company, and that is the direction GoPro is going into

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Yahoo Financials – Advertising declines, new deal with Alibaba

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A few days ago we posed the question “What is next for Yahoo?“. After analyzing the two years under Marissa Mayer, how the share price has developed, acquisitions and other factors we concluded with a number of main aspects to focus on: Short-term Yahoo is going to rely on the growth and IPO success of Alibaba. Long-term they have to

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What is next for Yahoo? – Acquisition spree continues

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Marissa Mayer took charge of Yahoo in July 2012. She has tried to radically change the company culture, while often controversial, Yahoo is certainly not seen as the former giant, that is now old-school and just not worth looking at for the rising talents within the tech industry. When Mayer took charge of Yahoo, the closing price on NASDAQ was

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Russia wants user data, local offices and data centers – otherwise websites will be shut down

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According to AFP, the Russian government has just passed a bill in an attempt to force companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to open up local offices and store user data locally by building data centers in the country. Companies have until September 2016 to comply, otherwise the government will be able to shut down the websites in Russia. Here

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