John Paczkowski

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Mark Zuckerberg Has Sent You a Gift: A Small Fortune

So much for “growth over profits,” or should I say “growth over as-of-yet-unrevealed meaningful profits”? Word on the street has it that Facebook is considering a program that would allow employees to sell up to 20 percent of their vested shares. At a presumed company valuation of $4 billion–this is common stock, not preferred stock, which presumes a value of $15 billion–those shares could become a nice bonus for employees who choose to sell them. And given the absence of certain future “liquidity events” in which Facebook professes to have no interest, it’s an easy way for the company to hang on to early hires who may be losing patience waiting for an IPO.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus