Today’s graphic shows an analysis by Mobidia that compared the amount of time users spent on six messaging apps (Tencent’s WeChat, Naver’s Line, Daum Kakao’s Kakao Talk, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) in ten major countries. The mobile analytics firm compared the time spent in each app last month versus a year earlier.
Written By Matt Angelicola, Thomson Reuters
I have not actually spoken to more than five people I graduated high school with nearly twenty years ago; however, I am “friends” with almost 200 of them on social media. I read about their marriages, children, and new homes all the time. I get an intimate look into the lives of 195 people all over the world who probably couldn’t pick me out of a line-up and they don’t care. So what’s my point? Well, first off, I think social media is a wonderful thing and I’m glad I get to be connected to people whom I otherwise would not get a chance to see. There is a treasure trove of information that users may unintentionally allow anyone and (in some cases) everyone to know. (more…)
Recently, Breakingviews announced the launch of its latest e-book, Tech Mania 2.014, which takes on the fast-paced world of new technology. The new Breakingviews ebook walks readers through the froth evident from Silicon alley to Hangzhou exploring the size of the bubble, the likely effects of a pop, and lasting consequences for governance and innovation. In Tech Mania 2.014, you’ll find a roundup of Breakingviews’ best coverage, interactive calculators and graphics covering the feverish world of new technology. Breakingviews’ columnists offer provocative opinions on both tech giants like Facebook and Alibaba as well as upstarts such as Fantex, along with analysis of critical industry developments and aspiring technology hubs like China.
Today’s graphic lists the top 15 technology and Chinese company IPOs. Facebook stands atop all of the tech IPOs in terms of proceeds, while Agricultural Bank of China and ICBC dominate the Chinese space.
This week’s $23.4 billion bid for Forest Laboratories by Actavis PLC and Facebook’s $19.5 billion acquisition of WhatsApp pushed announced US target M&A activity to $308.6 billion for year-to-date 2014, an 84% increase compared to a year ago. US targets account for 65% of overall worldwide deal making, the strongest year-to-date percentage over the past 20 years. Morgan Stanley, an advisor to WhatsApp, holds a narrow lead over JP Morgan in the US target M&A rankings so far this year
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Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss Facebook’s $19 bln acquisition of WhatsApp and the magical logic that needs to be used to explain the deal. Use this Breakingviews calculator to see what Facebook needs to do to make the deal stack up.
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Twitter revealed fairly modest ambitions, saying its initial offering would raise up to $1.6 billion and value the company at up to about $11 billion. Today’s graphic compares key statistics from Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin based on the full year ahead of each company’s IPO.
An Ohio appellate court has upheld a finding of delinquency against a 15-year-old boy who posted celebratory comments on Facebook after the shooting of 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The 12th District Court of Appeals found that the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, did not commit reversible error in adjudicating the juvenile, identified only as “P.T.,” as a delinquent for inducing panic and menacing.
It’s been a mixed bag for the newest web giants as some have thrived, some have recovered and others have begun to fade. Today’s graphic shows the share price performance of LinkedIn, Yelp, Pandora, Facebook, Groupon & Zynga since IPO.