Barron’s Jack Hough has an interesting writeup on Facebook being a bargain (see The Blurb).
The comparisons to cigarette manufacturers and assault rifle makers must be making the folks at FB pretty happy.
How does Facebook’s data “leak” compare to major privacy breaches?
It’s smaller, as you see.
Several of the FB bulls have written in basically saying that the stock selloff is people pricing in what is possible but not probable.
Essentially, the idea here is that there are lots of bad things that might happen to FB (the possible), but in all likelihood, politicians and media will move on to the next drama and forget (the probable).
A nice gesture
Amazon’s new patent changes drones from passive delivery vehicles to more sophisticated bots that can understand — and respond to — human gestures and voice commands.
A big part of Facebook’s growth comes from its acquisition of products like WhatsApp and Instagram. Instagram had around 80M users when it was acquired in 2012. Late last year, it had 500M+ daily active users.
At a CBI Councils event, Deutsche Telekom’s Thomas Kicker shared how his team partnered with 4-person connected car startup Mojio to generate $100M+ in revenue for T-Mobile and bring 500K+ cars online in the US alone. (That was December 2017. The numbers continue to grow.)
One key to success? Launch in the Czech Republic first. The partners solved many challenges in a manageable market before taking on the world’s biggest consumer market — the US.
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The Industry Standard
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