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The Real Reason Facebook Had to Spend $19B

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A lot has been written about the big $19B acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook. My intent is not to write specifically about the acquisition and its merits, or critique it, or debate if the price was too high or too low. Instead, I wanted to share some thoughts about why Facebook finds itself in this position of having to acquire young upstart companies for insane amounts of money. What has brought Facebook to this point? Will its next acquisition cost Facebook much more than $19B? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul

Mar 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

What If You Are Not Like Steve Jobs?

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Some days back I started reading Walter Isaacson‘s “Steve Jobs” all over again. Chapter fifteen, titled “The Launch” is about the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984, and ends with the following sentences: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul

Sep 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm