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Should Snapchat Have Accepted Facebook's $3 Billion Cash Buyout Offer?

Should Snapchat Have Accepted Facebook's $3 Billion Cash Buyout Offer? | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Should Snapchat have accepted Facebook's $3 billion cash buyout offer? This question was originally answered on Quora by Sanjay Sabnani.
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This is a pretty phenomenal read to go with my original thoughts, proving that valuing startups is incredibly tricky.

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I am a community manager currently advising the startup Knotch. This is a collection of articles on startups, community management and tech in general.
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Now we know how many drivers Uber has, and how much money they’re making​

Now we know how many drivers Uber has, and how much money they’re making​ | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Uber hired Obama's chief economist to study the economics of its business. Here's what he found.
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Let the healing begin: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wants to create 50,000 jobs this year in the EU

Let the healing begin: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wants to create 50,000 jobs this year in the EU | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Will the incentive of thousands of new jobs persuade European regulators to rethink their tough stance against Uber?
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Ambitious

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Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust

Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Online grocery company Webvan collapsed spectacularly in the dot-com bust, but new entrants are trying again. Instacart cuts costs by working out of existing grocers, and delivery people aren’t on staff.
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This is interesting. Has anyone ever used Instacart? Is the value worth the markup?
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Drinking a pint from an espresso-inspired beer tap

Drinking a pint from an espresso-inspired beer tap | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
I'm tired of walking into musty pubs and ordering pints that are bland, poured incorrectly, or twice the price of the nearest off-licence. If I weren't m
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I would love to play with this in my house.

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EU Votes to Back a Proposal to Break Google Search Away from Its Other Services

EU Votes to Back a Proposal to Break Google Search Away from Its Other Services | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Following a four-year antitrust investigation in the region, the European Parliament has voted to break up Google and separate its search business from the company's other services.
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35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry

35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Meet the top young women leaders who are changing the face of technology.
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I'm working on a project with Humin right now.

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‘No fighting. No drunk posting.’ What happened when I handed over my Twitter and Facebook to strangers

‘No fighting. No drunk posting.’ What happened when I handed over my Twitter and Facebook to strangers | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Do social media managers work? Can they make you more interesting and get you more followers? One Guardian writer decided it was time to get professional help …
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This is brilliant.

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New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas

New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off...
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This is interesting. It's very similar to a project I am working on with Vodafone called Xone.

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Finally! A Social Media Site With No Ads, Pictures, Words, Colors, Or Content [UPDATE]

Finally! A Social Media Site With No Ads, Pictures, Words, Colors, Or Content [UPDATE] | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Could Facebook finally be finished? We would have said you were crazy, until we saw Zylch. What is Zylch? It’s only the newest social media site everyone is buzzing about. If you’ve seen a lot of your friends posting about leaving Facebook for Zylch, you’re not alone: Zylch boasts a social media ...
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I would rather use this than Ello.

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Apple Responds to Complaints of Bent iPhones

Apple Responds to Complaints of Bent iPhones | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Social media channels have overflowed this week with commentary on whether Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus bends under pressure.
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Hyperbole and mass social media hysteria is fun.

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Apple to Shut Down or Re-Brand Beats Music?

Apple to Shut Down or Re-Brand Beats Music? | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Streaming service faces uncertain future nine months after launch
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If Groupon's musician partnership is "innovation" then both daily deals and the music industry are doomed

If Groupon's musician partnership is "innovation" then both daily deals and the music industry are doomed | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Few industries have taken more licks over the past few years than daily deals and the music business. Despite promising signs of a turnaround, Groupon is back on Wall Street's shitlist after postin...
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Concert tickets I get, CD bundles? You have to be joking.

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SoftBank Emerges As The Biggest Challenger To Uber

SoftBank Emerges As The Biggest Challenger To Uber | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
If you live in the U.S., the chances are that your definition of the biggest rival to Uber is Lyft. The ride-sharing service operates in many of the same U.S...
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And a new player emerges in the on-demand economy.

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Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge

Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 a day for its new ads, according to multiple industry sources who have heard the pitch, and some say that's too expensive for the young app. The messaging app with a heavy video focus has promoted itself to the ad world as a TV-style commercial space with millions of viewers a day.
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My email is a monster - The Oatmeal

My email is a monster - The Oatmeal | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
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Here's why GoPro wants to make its own drones

A fast-growing market in a complimentary product is an opportunity it can't afford to miss
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Facebook to Brands: No More Free Rides

Facebook to Brands: No More Free Rides | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Facebook announced a move this month that will make it more difficult for brands to reach their fans through purely organic marketing efforts.
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Facebook is becoming the network for billion dollar companies it appears.

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Community Building Requires Brand-Wide Participation

Community Building Requires Brand-Wide Participation | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
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Definitely an overlooked aspect of community.

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Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others - Digiday

Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others - Digiday | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Snapchat is in partnership conversations with some of the largest and fastest-growing media companies out there, pitting it squarely against Facebook.
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Great Snapchat and BuzzFeed, a partnership between two awful things.

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What Happens When Crowdsourcing Stops Being Polite And Starts Getting Real

What Happens When Crowdsourcing Stops Being Polite And Starts Getting Real | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Great things have come from Quirky and its community of inventors. But their biggest project, Aros, strained everyone.
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This is incredibly interesting on how as a company grows they must shift the expectations within the community.

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Apple yanks iOS 8 update after series of snafus

Apple yanks iOS 8 update after series of snafus | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—Here come the first bug fixes for iOS 8. Apple Wednesday released iOS 8.0.1 as a remedy for a snag with HealthKit apps and other maladies that afflicted the first version of the company's new mobile
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Can't We Just Admit That The Apple Watch Has 2 Obvious Flaws?

Can't We Just Admit That The Apple Watch Has 2 Obvious Flaws? | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Samsung receives a beating for doing the same thing Apple does.
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I was really excited for this yesterday, now I am a hell of a lot more skeptical.

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