Saturday 22 February 2014


Tech Tips !

-Google offered $10b in a failed bid to acquire Whatsapp.

-Facebook eventually acquired Whatsapp for $19b($4b in cash, $12b in stock and $3b in restricted stocks to founders and employees) translating to a worth of $42 per user.

-Twitter is worth $140 per user, LinkedIn is worth $153 per user, Facebook is worth $123 per user.

-On Whatsapp, users around the world send 19billion messages daily and 1million new subscribers are ticked daily.

-Whatsapp has a solid grip on Latin America, Europe and India, regions Facebook is looking to penetrate.

-Youtube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005 with an initial investment of $11.5m.

-Google paid $1.65b to acquire Youtube in 2006 which translates to a worth of $48 per user.

-Statistically, Google's acquisition of Youtube in 2006 is still more expensive than Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp in 2014.

-As at December 2013, daily bandwidth consumption accessing YouTube is more than total consumption accessing the rest of the internet combined.

-Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp and Google's acquisition of YouTube remain the biggest social media manoeuvres by the 'big boys' of the industry.

-RIM remain the T-bag of the industry and only time will tell whether their cross-platform BBM manoeuvre is a double fault or an ace.

-Google firmly remain the biggest bully of the industry, making over 140 independent acquisitions till date.

Some of Google's victims include Picasa, Orion, FeedBurner, Meebo, YouTube, Android, Motorola Mobility,...

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