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From:<jmacaranas Date:January 17 2008 8:41pm
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     >-----Original Message-----
     >From: Olaf Stein [mailto:olaf.stein@stripped]
     >Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:13 PM
     >To: Peter (MySQL List); MySql
     >Subject: [SPAM] - Re: Sun and mysql - Email found in subject
     >
     >You have a point.
     >But, facebook makes NO money at this time, has about 400 employees
     >and
     >Microsoft estimates its values at 15 billion dollars. I simply
     >think this is
     >nuts. Maybe I am too old with 30, but I have never even been to
     >facebook.
     >
     >It will be interesting to see if facebook, youtube and alike
     >websites will
     >ever generate enough earnings to cover the costs they were bought
     >for.

With a perfect business plan I bet it will.

     >Just because 50 million people know a website, it does not mean it
     >makes
     >money automatically.

Yes, I agree but once this 50 million visits the website and it would be
a different story.

     >
     >Olaf
     >
     >
     >On 1/17/08 11:37 AM, "Peter   (MySQL List)"
     ><mysql@stripped>
     >wrote:
     >
     >> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 11:07:19 -0500
     >> Olaf Stein <olaf.stein@stripped> wrote:
     >>
     >>> I am still amazed by the fact that youtube "is worth" 1.5
     >billion and
     >>> MySQL AB barely 1 billion. Did they sell under price? Or does
     >Google
     >>> just have way to much many to spend/waste?
     >>>
     >>
     >> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:14:36 -0600
     >> "Jay Blanchard" <jblanchard@stripped> wrote:
     >>
     >>> Or that Facebook is 'worth' multiple billions when they do not
     >really
     >>> have a way to make money yet.
     >>>
     >>
     >> Uh, you both have to be kidding comparing MySQL with Youtube and
     >> Facebook, right?
     >> I'm not saying the $1 billion for MySQL was the right price, I
     >believe
     >> it was a bargain for Sun but you are comparing apples and
     >> oranges.
     >>
     >> Go out on the street and ask people if they ever heard of these
     >three.
     >> I bet you a few people will know MySQL, a lot will know Facebook
     >and
     >> everybody will know Youtube.
     >>
     >> Youtube and Facebook are websites, visited by millions of people
     >every
     >> day. That's what makes it it's value, future and present
     >> advertisements.
     >>
     >> YouTube was even used by CNN for the Republican and Democratic
     >debates.
     >>
     >> Did you ever hear of MySQL on TV, anywhere?
     >>
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Sun and mysqlOlaf Stein17 Jan
  • RE: Sun and mysqlJay Blanchard17 Jan
  • Re: Sun and mysqlPeter17 Jan
    • Re: Sun and mysqlOlaf Stein17 Jan
      • valuation tangent (was Re: Sun and mysql)Ofer Inbar17 Jan
      • RE: [SPAM] - Re: Sun and mysql - Email found in subjectjmacaranas17 Jan
  • Re: Sun and mysqlBarry Newton17 Jan
    • Re: Sun and mysqlOlaf Stein17 Jan
      • Re: Sun and mysqlMartijn Tonies17 Jan
      • Re: Sun and mysqlMark Leith17 Jan
        • Re: Sun and mysqlOlaf Stein17 Jan
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