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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

Google vs Facebook – Battle of the Suites

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Google’s impending revision of its privacy policy and the promise of an integrated and smooth Google experience got me thinking about this topic. This sounds very much like the suite approach that we have seen in the enterprise software market. Traditionally, best of breed vs suite has been a decision that Enterprise IT managers have to contend with when making purchasing decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rahul

Feb 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm