Monthly Archives: May 2014

Facebook’s $22B acquisition history visualised

Facebook has spent nearly $22 billion on acquisitions since it’s startup, and outside of its big ticket acquisitions such as buying Instagram for $1 billion, Oculus for $2 billion and WhatsApp for $19billion, there’s some wonderful startups and smaller acquisitions which … Continue reading

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Iron Ore Price smash

Iron Ore is falling, falling hard, and according to Macrobusiness “FMG and RIO both continue to hold up better than they should, down 2.2% to $4.44 and 1% to $59.48 respectively, but both are still above the lows of the … Continue reading

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Australian Gambling – top 20% ‘heavy’ gamblers make up 87% of gambling dollars

An incredible, almost unbelievable, set of results from Roy Morgan research firm has found that just 20% of gamblers make up a whopping 87% of gambling dollars, in Australia. Australians are well known for having a punt but even so the numbers … Continue reading

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Europe unemployment – Greece and Spain top the lists

Greece and Spain continue to top the list no country wants to get Gold and Silver in with both nations continuing to lead Europe’s unemployment rates. Greece’s recorded unemployment rate, according to the latest available data, narrowly pips Spain’s at about 26%, Spain … Continue reading

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US market drowning in negative equity mortgages

Zillow Real Estate Research in the US has just released a report in to mortgages across America by country which are in negative equity, or effective negative equity which is, just like the real-estate triggered GFC creating ripple affects across the … Continue reading

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Which Social Network do US teens prefer? Instagram, Twitter or Facebook?

According to PiperJaffray, a US based investment bank and asset management firm, US teens prefer Instagram over Facebook and Twitter. PiperJaffray’s report says 30% of US teens surveyed said Instagram was their number one most important social network. 25% nominated Facebook as the most … Continue reading

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