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Is Google the next Microsoft?

January 10, 2011

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Interesting analysis on TechCrunch yesterday – “Can Google Get Its Mojo Back?” It wasn’t too long ago that the world feared global domination from Microsoft, followed by the red hot years of Google, and now all the talk is about Facebook’s $50 billion valuation.  That’s the beauty of it all – market players with innovation […]

SPV = SIV? Thoughts on the Goldman/Facebook news

January 4, 2011

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Big news early in 2011 with Goldman Sachs raising and investing up to $1.5 billion in Facebook.  To do so, Goldman is setting up a “Special Purpose Vehicle” (SPV).  Because Facebook is a privately-held company, it can have no more than 499 individual investors due to SEC regulations.  This SPV enables Goldman to make highly […]