Liz Gannes

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LivingSocial Worth $3.6B, Yelp $561M, According to SharesPost

We don’t usually post secondary market valuations, because they are endlessly changing and based on minimal trades. But today, SharesPost posted research reports and valuations on four private companies, which makes the comparisons a bit more interesting.

The neXtup research (free with SharesPost registration) values LivingSocial at $3.6 billion to $4.1 billion, Facebook at $52.7 billion, Yelp at $561 million and RockYou at $264.7 million.

But one more caveat: Of those four companies, only Facebook has been actively traded on SharesPost since the beginning of this year, according to SecondPost’s record of transactions.

Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement.

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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