>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
>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
>It will be interesting to see if facebook, youtube and alike
>ever generate enough earnings to cover the costs they were bought
With a perfect business plan I bet it will.
>Just because 50 million people know a website, it does not mean it
Yes, I agree but once this 50 million visits the website and it would be
a different story.
>On 1/17/08 11:37 AM, "Peter (MySQL List)"
>> 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
>>> MySQL AB barely 1 billion. Did they sell under price? Or does
>>> 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
>>> 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
>> it was a bargain for Sun but you are comparing apples and
>> Go out on the street and ask people if they ever heard of these
>> I bet you a few people will know MySQL, a lot will know Facebook
>> everybody will know Youtube.
>> Youtube and Facebook are websites, visited by millions of people
>> day. That's what makes it it's value, future and present
>> YouTube was even used by CNN for the Republican and Democratic
>> Did you ever hear of MySQL on TV, anywhere?
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