Facebook’s massive market capitalization

Facebook IPO$100 billion ($100,000,000,000)

The social networking giant Facebook with over 800 million users (or are they customers?) is looking to go public in Q2 2012 with an estimated market capitalization of $100 billion, according to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal.  The initial public offering would raise approximately $10 billion in a deal that would be one of the largest in history – #15 as a matter of fact.   Continue reading

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Yesterday was a 22% increase over last year’s big shopping day

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Apple’s desirability

Apple iPad 244%

Among U.S.-based kids aged 6-12 Apple topped the charts for most desirable products once again this holiday season according to a recent survey by The Nielsen Company.  The iPad took first place (44%) with the iPod Touch (30%) and iPhone (27%) taking the second and third spots respectively.   Continue reading

Media consolidation

Media consolidation90%

Jason the genius behind Frugal Dad put together the impressive and insightful infographic below that details the state of media consolidation.  Broken down into six different categories – consolidation, television, news, radio, movies, and mergers – the facts aren’t pretty.   Continue reading

Those were the droids you were looking for

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StormtrooperThose were the droids you were looking for.  Awesome.  http://ow.ly/2bs8kz

Largest bankruptcies

Largest bankruptcies$1.782 trillion

The infographic above is an oldie but goodie.  It came out a few weeks after General Motors’ 2009 bankruptcy filing and maps out what are still to this date the 20 largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history.  The spectacular Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008 which took down one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions and $691 billion in pre-bankruptcy assets – still leads the list.   Continue reading

YouTube’s daily delivery

YouTube3.5 billion (3,500,000,000)

In a recent presentation by Lucas Watson, Vice President of Global Sales & Industry Marketing for YouTube at the Monaco Media Forum event in Monte Carlo earlier this month (MMF 2011) it was shared that YouTube is now delivering over 3.5 billion videos a day.   Continue reading

Outside of some incidents of violence, all is well

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Black FridayOutside of some incidents of violence, all is well.  “This Black Friday, eBay, PayPal are feeling flush”  http://dlvr.it/xhj8z

Occupy movement Internet interest

Occupy movement5.39%

According to Experian Hitwise (using the Experian Mosaic profiling system), 5.39% of the visitors to Occupy movement websites came from “Jet Set Urbanites.”  What is really interesting is that this was the largest contribution by any one of the segments and more than doubled the traffic coming from the “Colleges and Cafes” segment (2.80%).   Continue reading

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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Thanksgiving desserts“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A special Thanksgiving Day wish to my friends, colleagues, family, and especially to my wife who made the amazing desserts pictured at the right.