The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO – Is This MySpace 2.0? History repeating: 2000 Bubble, Myspace, 2012 Facebook IPO, NBT (Next Big Thing…) Investors are expected to sink $5 billion into the Facebook IPO. Wow. Well, from a pure spreadsheet perspective it makes some sense. If you take the 800 million Facebook users multiplied by a value of $6.25 per user, that equates to a $5 billion initial public offering. Being the most visited site on the Internet, with more stickiness than anybody else could even plan for, let alone credibly lie to anybody about, this makes some sense. Or does it?
CloudTalk Launches New iPhone and Android Version CloudTalk, a social communications platform that enables personal and natural communication through voice as well as text, photo and video, showed the new version of its application that runs on iPhone and Android, the company said. The new version of the CloudTalk app features rich social and multi-media capabilities and a more intuitive user interface, allowing users to actively utilize application’s voice capabilities during in the communication process. The new version of the cloud-based solution features extended functionality like multimedia sharing, ability to add new participants to existing group messaging conversations and functionality
Webdoc Throws The Gauntlet To Facebook with Cloud Open Spaces for Social Expression Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed at consumers that increasingly share, create and store content in the Cloud. The Swiss-based Webdoc is a relatively young company, founded in 2009 by a group of serial entrepreneurs and geeks, and
ResearchGATE Monetizes Its Web-platform Connecting Researchers Worldwide The “FaceBook For Scientists” Scientists were, and still are, the driving force behind the booming IT industry and its newest sector – Cloud Computing. Scholars have been actively sharing ideas since the dawn of times although the invention of aviation, telephone and electricity made it possible for scientific world to interact in real-time or nearly real-time. Then Internet was born and a few decades later collaborative online work and scientific research is not uncommon within scientific community around the globe. Such amazing, and very fast, development of the online model as well as
Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies. Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers, accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Dimdim for approximately $31 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Founded in 2007, Dimdim has created critical real-time communication technologies such as presence, messaging and screen sharing. With the acquisition, salesforce.com