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From:Olaf Stein Date:January 17 2008 5:12pm
Subject:Re: Sun and mysql
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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.
Just because 50 million people know a website, it does not mean it makes
money automatically.


On 1/17/08 11:37 AM, "Peter   (MySQL List)" <mysql@stripped>

> 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
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