John Paczkowski

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A Decline in Ad Revenue Was Partially Offset by an Increase in Sales of Virtual Whoop-Ass and Digital Corn Dogs

Facebook’s virtual gift market is no longer a novelty so much as a secondary revenue stream. Lightspeed Venture Partners estimates that the social network’s digital goods business is worth about $35 million a year. Not bad for a business built on virtual corn dogs, cans of whoop-ass and toilet paper. As Lightspeed notes, “Given that [Facebook CEO Mark] Zuckerberg has estimated that Facebook will do between $300-$350 million in revenue this year, digital goods constitutes a meaningful secondary revenue stream for the company.”


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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik