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Acquisition Price – FriendFeed/Facebook

August 11, 2009


I wish I was always this good… I guessed somewhere around $50 mln in an earlier post today about Facebook’s acquisition of FriendFeed. Turns out I was pretty close according to this post in the WSJOnline late today. So it didn’t take linear algebra to make the guess, but what the heck…

Friendfeed, Facebook (& Google?)

August 10, 2009


Just saw that Facebook is acquiring FriendFeed. Found this interesting since the Google tree is expanding. Paul Buchheit is one of FriendFeed’s founders and the brains behind Gmail. After watching him speak on a panel last Spring, I wrote about Google, employee retention, and entrepreneurship. FriendFeed is a small shop with only 12 employees according […]

Rules for Changing Rules – Romer on

August 7, 2009


I came across this presentation Paul Romer, Stanford economist (and a former employer). He discusses the idea of creating “Charter Cities” in developing countries that would enable the local population to choose migration and participation in the Charter City while providing a motive of profit for international firms to set up shop. Using Hong Kong […]