This year, several big initial public offerings appear ready to trundle down the pike, and business is bigger than it’s been in years.
Nielsen Holdings, Demand Media and (eventually) Facebook are set to rekindle the market. But, as The Wall Street Journal reports, returns for private equity firms will probably be hamstrung by Read More
Did you know Aol’s email service was down for more than 12 hours yesterday?
About 4 percent of Aol Mail users were frozen out of their accounts yesterday and emails sent to them were rejected, MSNBC’s Wilson Rothman reports. Aol Mail users are still missing emails that disappeared during the Read More
Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich yesterday, James Murdoch, son of Rupert and head of News Corp.’s operations in Asia and Europe, said the currently-delayed tablet newspaper The Daily would appear in “a few weeks.”
He didn’t have much to report beyond that. The newspaper will still cost 99 cents a week Read More
As the tech blogosphere continues to gush and agonize over the question-and-answer site Quora, New York’s question-and-answer site Stack Overflow has been quietly catching fire.
Stack Overflow is primarily a message board where programmers can share tips and tricks and crowdsource solutions to problems they run into while coding. The name Read More
Tumblr has a new mascot–the Tumbeast.
Tumblr has been drowning in its own popularity lately, reminded users of Twitter’s frequent outages in the early days.
But Twitter has a lovable downtime mascot, the “fail whale’ drawn by artist Yiying Lu, which has had an article in The New York Times Magazine and has Read More
Developer John Britton hosted about a dozen guests last weekend at his Brooklyn apartment, the site of the official Peer 2 Peer University hackathon, NYC edition. Guests traveled from New Orleans, Boston, Canada, South Africa and elsewhere to participate in a grueling schedule of coding, talking and planning the next iteration of P2PU.
P2PU is Read More
The rich premium attached to Facebook’s recent $50 billion valuation — a high price with respect to earnings that few companies can match — may be justified if the company can grow revenue at a rapid clip, according to analysis by research firm Trefis published by DealBook:
Trefis currently puts Facebook’s worth Read More
Groupon’s runaway success leveraging collective buying power using the internet has inspired knockoffs across the globe. Daily deal sites are one of the easiest businesses to build — it’s basically a website, email list and an old-fashioned sales force.
There are now more daily deal sites than even the thriftiest users want to keep up Read More
Even with a monstrous $50 billion valuation, Facebook isn’t the most expensive company around. A post by Larry Cheng a couple weeks back pointed out that several large companies that have smaller market-caps than Facebook. We thought we’d go one step further: With respect to its past year’s earnings, how does Facebook stack Read More
The deadline to submit ideas for Ignite NYC’s fast-paced infotainment event on February 9th is midnight.
For the uninitiated, Ignite is like the popular talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design at the TED conference, but punchier. Each speaker gets 20 slides that auto-advance after 15 seconds. The result is a series of Read More