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Categories: bubble

Is That the Sound of the Silicon Valley Web 2.0 Bubble Bursting?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 09

Om Malik at GigaOM has the news of a grim meeting that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital held yesterday for its portfolio firms. The CEOs were greeted…

Google’s Sergey, Larry and Eric Talk Yahoo, Energy, Android, and Floating Data Centers

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 17

A week after Yahoo executives defended their controversial search advertising deal with Google, the search giant joined the fray today with its own rationale. The deal, announced in mid-June, faces…

Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not. Froth? Oh Yeah

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 02

John Dvorak, who loves to get a ruckus going, contends we’re now in a bubble. I’m not convinced by his particular arguments, but I’ve seen signs of a bubble for…

Has Silicon Valley Jumped the Shark Again?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 22

“Times are good, money is flowing, and Silicon Valley sucks.” So says Mike Arrington at TechCrunch, and I think he’s latching onto something that has been building for awhile: Despite…

Handy Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Badges

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 29

Marco Rosella at Central Scrutinizer has some helpful badge designs for Web 2.0 startups, which should be especially handy at the upcoming Web 2.0 Conference. There are four escalating message…

LBO Gang Eyes Silicon Valley. Hmm.

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 31

My colleagues Peter Burrows and Justin Hibbard have written a story on private-equity firms circling the Valley—an interesting analysis of why it may be time for some tech companies to…

The Real Web 2.0 Bubble

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 21

John Battelle, riffing off a Paul Kedrosky post, puts his finger on the problem with the proliferation of Web 2.0 companies. A lot of folks insist it’s not a bubble…

A Billion for Bebo? Bubble, Bubble, Double Trouble

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

Mike Arrington at TechCrunch says the social-networking service Bebo has turned down a $550 million buyout offer—not far off from what News Corp. paid for MySpace. Bebo’s asking price: north…

Bubble or No Bubble?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 12

My colleagues Justin Hibbard and Heather Green examine not only the overriding question in Silicon Valley—are we in a mini-bubble, at least in Web startups?—but how that’s coloring the way…

Has the Web 2.0 Crash Arrived?

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 18

Steve Rubel thinks so, based on the severe reaction to Yahoo’s earnings miss on Tuesday. Much as I see a lot of signs of a bubble, I think it’s a…

Silicon Valley Hiring from Biz Schools Again?

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 10

So says a story: “Like the swallows to Capistrano and the New England Patriots to the NFL playoffs, the MBAs are returning to Silicon Valley.” Uh-oh….

Google at $600? Welcome Back, Henry—Er, I Mean Safa

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 03

Piper Jaffray analyst Safa Rashtchy raised his target price on Google today to $600 by year-end. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s reminded of former CIBC Oppenheimer (then…

Tiny Bubbles…

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 17

Mike Arrington also wonders if there’s a bubble brewing after all in the land of Web 2.0. His latest red flag is stupid parties: “I was invited, and drove 25…


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