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Average Silicon Valley Salary Tops $100,000

Average Silicon Valley Salary Tops $100,000 | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
According to a recent report, the average salary for Silicon Valley tech professionals has passed the $100,000 mark for the first time.
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Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion

Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Pinterest, the online scrapbooking website that has become the latest Silicon Valley darling because of its rapid user growth, has raised $100 million in a financing round that values the start-up at $1.5 billion.

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LinkedIn To Buy SlideShare For $118.75M; Q1 Crushes Estimates

LinkedIn To Buy SlideShare For $118.75M; Q1 Crushes Estimates | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

LinkedIn this afternoon announced a deal to buy the professional content-sharing site SlideShare for $118.75 million in cash and stock.

The deal will include about 45% cash and about 55% stock, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter.

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Is it a tech bubble?

Is it a tech bubble? | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Every week a “we are in a tech bubble” article seems to come out in a major newspaper or blog. People who argue we aren’t in a bubble are casually dismissed as promoting their own interests. I’d argue the situation is far more nuanced and that people who engage in this debate should consider the following by Chris Dixon.

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Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock.

Cha-ching!...

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Is CNN in talks to buy Mashable?

Is CNN in talks to buy Mashable? | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
The news network may buy the social media blog for more than $200 million, according to a report.
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Top 10 Internet IPO

Top 10 Internet IPO | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
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Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies

Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

We have an IPO market for web companies again. I don't have all the names in front of me, but this year has brought IPOs for Pandora (P), LinkedIn (LNKD), Groupon (GRPN), Zynga(ZYNG), and TripAdvisor (TRIP). These five companies are all trading for north of $1bn market cap. Pandora is at ~$1.5bn. LinkedIn is at ~$6bn. Groupon is at ~$15bn, Zynga is at ~$7bn, and TripAdvisor is at ~$3.5bn.

We can (and surely will in the comments) argue about these valuations. Some will say they are too high. Some will say they are too low. That's what makes a market...

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Focus Infographic: The Winners and Losers of 2011′s IPO Market

Focus Infographic: The Winners and Losers of 2011′s IPO Market | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

We all know how few and far between Initial Public Offerings became in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. Now, nearly four years later, IPOs are picking up steam once again. This infographic created with Focus, breaks down the state of the IPO market: which industries are hottest, which regions have had the most activity, and how the number of IPOs in recent years compares to years past.

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SCUTTLEBUTT: Klout Has Raised ~ $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins At A $200 Million Valuation

SCUTTLEBUTT: Klout Has Raised ~ $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins At A $200 Million Valuation | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

"We hear from a source with 90% certainty that Klout has raised ~ $30 million at a $200 million valuation."

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Boom or Bubble?

Boom or Bubble? | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
A few straightforward graphs and charts to help you get some better perspective on the issue.
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Don't call it the next tech bubble - yet -

Don't call it the next tech bubble - yet - | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
Signs of exuberance are everywhere: Tesla roadsters, soaring real estate, overpriced vinegar - and eye-popping valuations for pre-IPO companies like Facebook and Zynga. So why are so many Silicon Valley denizens reluctant to use the B-word?
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So, is there a tech bubble or not?

So, is there a tech bubble or not? | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

The results of Facebook's IPO last week probably indicate there isn't -- at least not in the public markets.

Does anyone want to talk about a bubble now?

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Here's Why Etsy Is Worth Almost $700 Million

Here's Why Etsy Is Worth Almost $700 Million | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Etsy, the online marketplace for small sellers of handmade goods, just raised $40 million.That new funding values Etsy at $688 million, according to Justin Byers at VC Experts.

In its last round of funding, $20 million in August 2010, Etsy was worth just under $300 million.

So Etsy has more than doubled its valuation in 21 months.

How did it do that?

 

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Evernote Raises $70M At A $1B Valuation To Prep For An IPO, And The Next 100 Years

Evernote Raises $70M At A $1B Valuation To Prep For An IPO, And The Next 100 Years | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

It's official. To transition from a startup into a late-stage company that aims to be around for 100 years, Evernote today confirms it's raised a $70 million Series D round of funding at a $1 billion valuation. Meritech Capital and CBC Capital were chosen to lead the round because they’re the firms that can help Evernote prepare for an eventual IPO.

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Silicon Valley Guy Offers Huge Los Gatos House For $29 Million In Pre-IPO Facebook Stock

Silicon Valley Guy Offers Huge Los Gatos House For $29 Million In Pre-IPO Facebook Stock | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
Any Facebookers want to hit that bid?...
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Instagram Close to Raising New Funds. Financing value at $500 Million

Instagram Close to Raising New Funds. Financing value at $500 Million | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Instagram is poised to raise a new round of financing that will value the popular photo-sharing application at as much as $500 million, people familiar with the matter said, despite skepticism that the fast-growing company will find a way to make money.

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Facebook Files for IPO

Facebook Files for IPO | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering that could value the company at between $75 billion to $100 billion, putting the eight-year-old social network on track to be one of the biggest Web stock market debuts of all time, even as it tries to keep up with skyhigh expectations. In a securities filing, the Menlo Park, Calif., company said it is seeking to raise $5 billion...

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Sean Parker: “Little Startups Are Ridiculously Over-Funded”

Sean Parker: “Little Startups Are Ridiculously Over-Funded” | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
Speaking at the Techonomy conference today, Sean Parker warns about the downside of the explosion of seed-stage startups: "Little startups are ridiculously overfunded," he said. "The market is ridiculously overcrowded with early stage investors.
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Here's The Real Problem With The Theory That Groupon Is The Next Amazon...

Here's The Real Problem With The Theory That Groupon Is The Next Amazon... | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it

Ever since it became fashionable to trash Groupon (and it has become VERY fashionable), the response from the company's supporters has been that it's "the next Amazon." But, still, there's a big problem with the Groupon-is-the-next-Amazon meme, at least when it comes to Groupon's stock....

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Twitter Poised to Close a Two-Stage $800M Funding, With Half Used to Cash Out Investors and Employees

Twitter Poised to Close a Two-Stage $800M Funding, With Half Used to Cash Out Investors and Employees | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
In a move reminiscent of one done by Facebook in 2009, Twitter is zeroing in on a complex $800 million funding deal, which includes a tasty $400 million payout for its current investors and also employees.
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How to survive the next bubble

How to survive the next bubble | Internet Bubble. | Scoop.it
As another bubble seems to be brewing and entrepreneurs and investors need to get ready, tread carefully and, most importantly, learn from the lessons of the previous bubble and bust cycle.
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