Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

Facebook Is Worth $65 Billion, Says Facebook Seller Interpublic

Ad giant Interpublic, which bought a tiny stake in Facebook way back in 2006, has sold half of its investment. Depending on which report you believe, Interpublic ended up selling 0.2 percent to 0.25 percent of the social network’s shares, for a total of $133 million, “in a privately negotiated transaction.” That places Mark Zuckerberg’s baby at about $65 billion, give or take a few billion.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work