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(C|Net)   Financial researcher values Twitter at $11 billion, based on completely logical assumption that Apple will acquire Twitter and add retina displays to tweets   (news.cnet.com) divider line 27
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2013-01-03 01:25:35 PM  
That's reasonable. They're talking about how much value an investor might place on shares of the company's stock. They should incorporate the possibility of a buyout into that value.

Still don't think it's worth nearly that much. Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.
 
2013-01-03 01:43:46 PM  
Yeah, and Facebook was worth it's IPO as well.
 
2013-01-03 01:46:03 PM  
The problem i see is that its still too easy for a new thing to take over if they undertake most of the monetization ideas on the table. right now, twitter has all of the upside (free, easy to use, everybody is already using it) and none of the down side (selling your data, obtrusive ads, targeted marketing, fee's for tweets.) but now you can't go back and add those sorts of things without potentially annoying your customers, and giving someone incentive to try and steal your market share by offering something new.
 
2013-01-03 01:46:07 PM  

fluffy2097: Yeah, and Facebook was worth it's IPO as well.


It wasn't but the market has appeared to have settled on an appropriate price for its shares.
 
2013-01-03 01:47:35 PM  
Finally! Tweets with rounded corners!

/the username.. is going to be on the bottom
//*mindblown*
 
2013-01-03 01:50:57 PM  
Twitter is worth 11 Instagrams? That sounds reasonable, actually.

Don't try to compare stock-bubble valuations to real-world company valuations. It will only hurt your brain.
 
2013-01-03 02:03:54 PM  

dualplains: Finally! Tweets with rounded corners!

/the username.. is going to be on the bottom
//*mindblown*


holy shiatsnacks that made me lol in my cube.....well done!
 
2013-01-03 02:05:32 PM  

tlchwi02: The problem i see is that its still too easy for a new thing to take over if they undertake most of the monetization ideas on the table. right now, twitter has all of the upside (free, easy to use, everybody is already using it) and none of the down side (selling your data, obtrusive ads, targeted marketing, fee's for tweets.) but now you can't go back and add those sorts of things without potentially annoying your customers, and giving someone incentive to try and steal your market share by offering something new.


You shouldn't, but you can. Facebook circa 2004 was free and I don't remember any ads, but we all know how that story ends.
 
2013-01-03 02:10:39 PM  

FishyFred: Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.


I didn't see this post, some pop-up was blocking the top of my screen, something about whitelisting.
 
2013-01-03 02:11:22 PM  
Eleven BILLION dollars!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 02:13:48 PM  

Burr: FishyFred: Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.

I didn't see this post, some pop-up was blocking the top of my screen, something about whitelisting.


They were nice enough to div it: "div#adPleaBar," so I just went ahead and blocked that too.
 
2013-01-03 02:21:22 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Burr: FishyFred: Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.

I didn't see this post, some pop-up was blocking the top of my screen, something about whitelisting.

They were nice enough to div it: "div#adPleaBar," so I just went ahead and blocked that too.


SHHH!! Don't let them know that!
 
2013-01-03 02:21:49 PM  
# > $
 
2013-01-03 02:23:31 PM  
Just imagine what Twitter would be worth if Apple bought it and forced you to buy and use a lightning cable in order to read the tweets!!
 
2013-01-03 02:26:20 PM  
www.quicktimeflix.net
 
2013-01-03 02:43:45 PM  

FishyFred: Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.


It is not just online advertising, it is also essentially polling data. I mean I have a facebook account. They know my name, my age my marital status where I live and that I like beer. You don't think there are people out there who would pay for that information for a group of people in a certain given area?
 
2013-01-03 02:45:05 PM  

mechgreg: FishyFred: Online advertising is cratering and they apparently don't sell a ton of it to begin with.

It is not just online advertising, it is also essentially polling data. I mean I have a facebook account. They know my name, my age my marital status where I live and that I like beer. You don't think there are people out there who would pay for that information for a group of people in a certain given area?


Facebook has that information. Twitter does not.
 
2013-01-03 02:47:12 PM  
Why can't I get Twitter to work smoothly on my phone?

Do I HAVE to install the damn app???

You'd think they'd try to make the mobile site work better.
 
2013-01-03 02:55:33 PM  

doczoidberg: Why can't I get Twitter to work smoothly on my phone?

Do I HAVE to install the damn app???

You'd think they'd try to make the mobile site work better.


Click on the permissions section for the app and you'll know why.

/it's a conspiracy!
 
2013-01-03 03:02:53 PM  
Google needs to buy Twitter. If Apple gets its shiny, glossy hands on it, they will become so powerful the world will know what every hipster is doing at all times.
 
2013-01-03 03:47:15 PM  
brb Bio.
 
2013-01-03 03:49:27 PM  

eagles95: dualplains: Finally! Tweets with rounded corners!

/the username.. is going to be on the bottom
//*mindblown*

holy shiatsnacks that made me lol in my cube.....well done!


People don't say 'holy shiatsnacks' nearly enough!

/love me some pam
 
2013-01-03 06:12:00 PM  

theurge14: # > $


Hash is great but it's not greater than money. You can use money to buy more hash.
 
2013-01-03 06:27:58 PM  
What Retina Display tweets might (do) look like:

Link
 
2013-01-03 06:45:13 PM  

dualplains: eagles95: dualplains: Finally! Tweets with rounded corners!

/the username.. is going to be on the bottom
//*mindblown*

holy shiatsnacks that made me lol in my cube.....well done!

People don't say 'holy shiatsnacks' nearly enough!

/love me some pam


I swear to god you could drown a toddler in my panties right now.
 
2013-01-03 07:07:11 PM  
Has Twitter ever made a profit? No?

It isn't worth $11b.
 
2013-01-04 03:53:43 PM  

BumpInTheNight: dualplains: eagles95: dualplains: Finally! Tweets with rounded corners!

/the username.. is going to be on the bottom
//*mindblown*

holy shiatsnacks that made me lol in my cube.....well done!

People don't say 'holy shiatsnacks' nearly enough!

/love me some pam

I swear to god you could drown a toddler in my panties right now.


please, tell us more...
 
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