How much would you pay for WhatsApp?

Facebook has 900+ million active users every month and is valued at around $180 Billion. Whatsapp had 450 Million active users and Facebook picked it for $19 Billion. Just over 10% of market value for almost 50% of users. Good business deal right there

Embracing Technology in Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley is truly the Detroit of the new Millennium. As Reid Hoffman quotes in his book that the technology is synonymous with Silicon Valley. See how the city of San Francisco solved one of its problem using some of the existing technologies. SF MUNI is the public transit service from city of SF.…

The Power of Platform

The Facebook created a platform few years ago and really took off in the last 18 months with apps and better user engagement. The platform initially introduced the concept of ‘Vending Machine’ that I had written few posts ago. This platform enabled developers to create apps that users asked. The platform acted as a vending…

Lessons to learn for Google

Lessons learned by most successful ex-CEO of an almost invincible company: – Never belittle competition – Always monitor the trends and make products to compliment the trend – Be aware of the inter-industry competition not just the tier-1 competitors – Always stick to the core business – Products, products, and products – always make them…