Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Many of you know Jon Arnold, fellow blogger and overall IP communications guru and thought leader. Jon is respected world-wide and quoted widely as an expert in the international press about IP communications, fixed mobile convergence, and IPTV. So, it is no accident that he is behind a new portal that goes live tomorrow about precisely those subjects -- IP Convergence TV. Check it out -- undoubtedly will provide invaluable information and insights.
As just reported by The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Facebook have reached a deal pursuant to which Microsoft up to $250 million for a minority stake that values Facebook up to as much as $15 billion! Microsoft "beat" Google to the punch on this one, as Google was reported to have been actively courting Facebook as well. But, at such lofty valuations, the question will be -- "who beat whom" here?