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April 13, 2012
Are tasty dessert pictures worth billions of dollars to Pinterest?
Are these pictures of desserts worth $7.7 billion? TheStreet.com, Jim “Mad Money” Cramer’s Web site, seems to think so: “Facebook values Instagram at $1 billion and LinkedIn has a market cap of $10 billion. Twitter claims it is worth $8 billion. So where does that leave the new kid on the block Pinterest? Well, it looks like you can pin $7.7 billion on your Pinterest board.” The site claims that the site’s soaring traffic places it in the upper echelon of social media valuations. But don’t get too crazy yet. Mashable reports that the exponential growth TheStreet sites may be slowing. Uh, it might be a little early to trust this. (via Melvin Martinez of The Martinez Report) source
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Are these pictures of desserts worth $7.7 billion? TheStreet.com, Jim “Mad Money” Cramer’s Web site, seems to think so: “Facebook values Instagram at $1 billion and LinkedIn has a market cap of $10 billion. Twitter claims it is worth $8 billion. So where does that leave the new kid on the block Pinterest? Well, it looks like you can pin $7.7 billion on your Pinterest board.” The site claims that the site’s soaring traffic places it in the upper echelon of social media valuations. But don’t get too crazy yet. Mashable reports that the exponential growth TheStreet sites may be slowing. Uh, it might be a little early to trust this. (via Melvin Martinez of The Martinez Report) source

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19:44 // 2 years ago
February 8, 2011
Not a single person watched our ad and concluded that it’s cool to kill whales. In fact – and this is part of the reason we ran them – they have the opposite effect.
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason • Attempting to explain that his company’s controversial Super Bowl ads were in fact – IN FACT – meant to be respectful to other cultures and environmental causes. “The last thing we wanted was to offend our customers – it’s bad business and it’s not where our hearts are,” Mason concluded. Too bad nobody took the ads that way. Commenters on the blog post are savaging him and the company for trying to be a little too clever with its commercial approach without explaining its reasoning. They could’ve saved themselves a lot of trouble had they actually put a domain name on the ad somewhere. source (viafollow)
10:08 // 3 years ago
February 6, 2011

In case you haven’t seen this hot mess, here you go. Groupon just exploited the Tibetian people to sell its wares, an advertising strategy not seen since, well, ever. While Groupon does have a point, you have to get all the way to this site to find it. The odds that people will reach this site and see the joke: Zilch. Way to go, Groupon. source

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December 30, 2010

Groupon founders cash in big time with latest financing round

  • $950M the size of Groupon’s current funding round, started this week
  • $500M of that funding has already been raised (impressive!)
  • $345M of that total is going to founders and existing shareholders  source
12:26 // 3 years ago
December 29, 2010

After spurning Google, Groupon plans massive financing round

  • $950
    million
    the amount in financing that the IPO-pondering Groupon wants
  • $7.8
    billion
    the value of the company based on that financing round source
1:14 // 3 years ago