Twitter = YouTube. - John Battelle's Searchblog
That means Google most likely really, really wants to buy Twitter. (So does Facebook, but we'll get to that in a second). The great twist: Evan and Biz, two of the key co founders of Twitter, have already sold a company to Google (Blogger) and most likely are not keen to do it again. Nor do they have to, given their recent funding and the money they made from pre-IPO Google options.
Battele funderar kring kombinationer av sociala media.Sources: Google In Talks To Acquire Twitter (Updated)
Yes, yes, we know it's not true. But what would be the implications if it were...
"Our goal is to build a profitable, independent company and we're just getting started. "
Here’s a heck of a rumor that we’ve sourced from two separate people close to the negotiations: Google is in late stage negotiations to acquire Twitter. We don’t know the price but can assume its well, well north of the $250 million valuation that they saw in their recent funding.
"Here’s a heck of a rumor that we’ve sourced from two separate people close to the negotiations: Google is in late stage negotiations to acquire Twitter"
An interesting development in the rumors that Google could be acquiring Twitter...Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated)
buying the little guy ... more annoyence from FB?
Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated) by Jason Kincaid on August 10, 2009. Includes interview.
Presumably FriendFeed will end up being incorporated into FB interface? At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates
"Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now. At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates."
Techcrunch: Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now.Official Google Blog: Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA
Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA - http://bit.ly/mNdrd [from http://twitter.com/hadhad/statuses/4038838588]
Found this: Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA: Shared by cec Wholly geek batman ... http://bit.ly/dTqYG [from http://twitter.com/kekil/statuses/4034854001]
"In this way, reCAPTCHA’s unique technology improves the process that converts scanned images into plain text, known as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This technology also powers large scale text scanning projects like Google Books and Google News Archive Search. Having the text version of documents is important because plain text can be searched, easily rendered on mobile devices and displayed to visually impaired users. So we'll be applying the technology within Google not only to increase fraud and spam protection for Google products but also to improve our books and newspaper scanning process. That's why we're excited to welcome the reCAPTCHA team to Google, and we're committed to delivering the same high level of performance that websites using reCAPTCHA have come to expect. Improving the availability and accessibility of all the information on the Internet is really important to us, so we're looking forward to advancing this technology with the reCAPTCHA team."
I know I'm late to the game commenting on this one, but damn this kind of thing pisses me off. Can't we have just one thing that is cool on the internet without it getting acquired by Google or Yahoo? I'm not as anti-google as most, but all of a sudden reCAPTCHA feels exploitative. Brewster Kahle, where is the alternative for archive.org?
Reading: Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA http://bit.ly/141R6p [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/4057584396]
Google acquire reCAPTCHA - teaching computers to read - http://bit.ly/IT1DZ [from http://twitter.com/nick_b/statuses/4050051801]
Google has acquired reCAPTCHA, a company that provides CAPTCHAs to help protect more than 100,000 websites from spam and fraud.Early Adopters: 5 Ways To Get Users To Your New Website
So you just built the next great web app, the launch day has finally come and .... silence. Crickets chirping. You anxiously check your Google Analytics stats
Early Adopters: 5 Ways To Get Users To Your New WebsiteStartup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
In the many thousands of articles advising entrepreneurs on what they have to focus on to build successful startups, much has been written about three key
e leadSun and Oracle
sun main page
this is the sun oracle merger from the sun page.
On April 20, 2009, Sun and Oracle announced a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt. The proposed transaction is subject to Sun stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual.
RT @monkchips: Oracle bought Sun. i think IBM kind of fucked up. http://tinyurl.com/cgavxo <-More like Oracle bought mySQL and Sun came with [from http://twitter.com/danphilpott/statuses/1565134176]Facebook's Thiel Explains Failed Twitter Takeover - BusinessWeek
Failed Twitter Takeover http://tinyurl.com/dn67kt [from http://twitter.com/ironpark/statuses/1268439427]
The social network intends to grow during the downturn, but Facebook's imprecise and illiquid stock valuation limited its appeal to Twitter.
The social network intends to grow during the downturn, but Facebook's imprecise and illiquid stock valuation limited its appeal to TwitterWoot : Amazon, Woot, and You: But Mostly Woot
To be uncharacteristically serious for half a nanosecond, yes, Woot has signed an agreement to be acquired by Amazon...
Wishing all CEOs were like this
(The funniest letter ever to announce a takeover) We think now is the right time to join with Amazon because...every company that becomes a subsidiary gets two free downloads until the end of July... we plan to continue to run Woot the way we have always run Woot – with a wall of ideas and a dartboard. From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are simply adding one person to the organizational hierarchy, except that one person will just happen to be a billion-dollar company that could buy and sell each and every one of you like you were office furniture. Nevertheless, don’t worry that our culture will suddenly take a leap forward and become cutting-edge. We’re still going to be the same old bottom-feeders our customers and readers have come to know and love, and each and every one of their pre-written insult macros will still be just as valid in a week, two weeks, or even next year. For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk.
It's already legendary, and it's quite possible there will never be another internal email from a CEO as good as this: http://bit.ly/ckni1o – dick costolo (dickc) http://twitter.com/dickc/statuses/17474430910