Groupon

Why Groupon is worth 100x more than MySpace

MySpace, one of the original big social media players, is on the sales block for $50-$200 million. Groupon, founded years later, is now preparing a $15-BILLION IPO. What did Groupon do so differently to create 100x more value using social media?

Gartner’s 2009 “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies”: Reflections and prognostications

The 2009 Gartner Hype Cycle Special Report evaluates the maturity of 1,650 technologies and trends in 79 technology, topic and industry areas. New Hype Cycles this year include cloud computing, data center power and cooling technologies, and mobile device technologies. Here are my Web 1.0 reflections and Web 2.0 prognostications based on this report…