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Snapchat worth 10 Billion USD … I thought it was crazy at 3.

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Remember last year, when everyone was going nuts over Snapchat’s rejection of Facebook’s 3bn offer to buy the company? a few thoughts I had about this when reading this week’s news : 1) Private is the new social, this week Snapchat’s valuation has reached  $10bn.  It has tripled Facebook’s valuation within one year alone, and despite […]

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The Virtual Social Network

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Experience the impossible. Interact with those that are not around you, experience their experiences. Facebook intends to take sharing to a new level with its 2B USD acquisition of the virtual reality headset company, Oculus. Facebook intends to be at the forefront of a new medium of interaction; virtual reality. Its acquisition is symbolic. Facebook embodies […]

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The evolution of the social web

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The evolution of the social web over the past 24 months has been fascinating. We are kind of witnessing a social revolution within the social revolution. Social web 2.0. It looks like the world went perhaps too open too quickly and we have seen a revolt. Many young teenagers shifted their social network activity from […]

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Hippies and Techies, Culture, Purpose and Talent define Companies

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Sheryl Sandberg caused a lot of buzz this week, saying that the Netflix document about culture is the most important document to ever go out of the valley. This was preceded by great input from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, who discussed the 3 key growth factors of any company, mentioning culture as the primary factor. […]

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How Google+ Can Overtake Facebook in Social Commerce in 3 Steps

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As the CEO of eToro I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunities and challenges of the shift from e-commerce to social commerce. It is a necessary shift, the shift from enabling commerce over the internet to making smarter decisions. Moving from how to buy X, to why should or shouldn’t I buy X. While […]

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Leave Mark Zuckerberg Alone! Thoughts on the “Facebook IPO Scam”

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It seems everybody just loves to hate Facebook these days so much that only a video of Chris Chrocker shouting Leave Mark Zuckerberg Alone can explain how ridiculous I think this is (a spoof on the famous Leave Britney Alone video) . I have never seen so many people bash a company like the recent bashing of the Facebook IPO. […]

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Google buys Mastercard – Renames it GoogleCard

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Well, not really, or at least not yet. But wouldn’t it be cool if you could pay for stuff with your Google account already ? If for every purchase you made, you could get points back in your Google account and then buy stuff online with them, without spending real money. This reminded me of great times, when AOL […]

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Good Dollar Followers – Social Entrepreneurs

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This is an invitation to everybody reading my blog, to participate in the initiative to create a better world thorough a new economy. After 2 posts, I believe people can understand the scale of this concept to replace the existing economic framework. Our community of followers will establish the the concept on the Internet with […]

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