"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc and Facebook Inc, plus others, have held low level takeover talks with Twitter that give the Internet sensation a value as high as $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported."
Marc Rougier's insight:
No deal so far. But clearly a milestones for the Social Web. Shanghai Web Designers had this great infographic "What's happening on the web in 60 sec". E.g.: 694,445 queries on Google, 695,000 status updates on Facebook, 98,000 tweets.
I don't get cricket. But a sport which is the ancestor of baseball and which new master is a country four times more populated than the US (and growing to soon surpass China) should deserve our attention ;-) Congrats India!
Also in April, U2 broke the Rolling Stone's record for highest-grossing tour ever ($700m). Who's seen it?
Many of us have been impacted by his death. Some believe the media made to much noise about the death of a business man while true heroes are struggling around the world – with no air time. True. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs was unique and inspirational. A tribute.
March 2011 will be remembered for the tsunami in Japan and its nuclear aftermath. Terrible short term impact for the Japanese people (20,000 victims). Very impressive: watch the pace of recovery (found in Japan News). Longer term speculations about nuclear energy sustainability all over the world... what's new on solar energy?
Coincidence: Lost city of Atlantis, swamped by tsunami, may be found! A 2500 year old myth.
LinkedIn raised $350m and its valuation doubled the first day of listing to nearly $9 Billions! Groupon IPO was even bigger in October. 2011 ended up as the biggest year for Internet IPO since 2004 and Google (infography). Booming or Bubbling?
Other major news of May: President Barak Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden. The war on terror cost more than WWII, said some. $4 Trillions.
Ephemeral turmoil or profound revolution? 2011 was a year of serious challenges and legitimate questioning, at least. OWS is now in Moscow.
In September, Las Vegas also hosted the biggest live music event in radio history. Jay-Z, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, David Guetta and more... an impressive show to promote iHeartRadio, facing tough competition from leader Pandora, which made a huge IPO earlier this year.
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