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Evernote, Square, Dropbox: all billion-dollar companies whose days as fast-growing tech darlings are over. While they’re taking in tens of millions or more in revenues, none has yet proven it can be profitable over the long-term.
Sometimes the best way to determine how a CEO will act is to consider his or her background. A CEO plucked from the media business is likely to talk a lot about content. One raised outside the U.S. is more likely to focus on international users.
It’s a supremely interesting—and confusing—time in private tech investing. Companies like Uber are poised to set record-breaking valuations of $50 billion-plus, and there are lots of high-performing private companies right behind them.
Another week, another round of “bubble” prognostications. This wave was triggered by a little deja vu—AOL being absorbed into a big company, again. The over-covered, overplayed deal caused some to call another top. “I’m calling it now: every time aol gets bought it’s the peak of the bubble,” ...
Is it me, or is “social media” starting to feel different? While browsing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat these days, I still surf through plenty of content from my friends and famous people I choose to follow.