Comments on: Who’s Facebook going to buy next? Put your money on Foursquare http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/04/10/whos-facebook-going-to-buy-next-put-your-money-on-foursquare/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OddsVestor http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/04/10/whos-facebook-going-to-buy-next-put-your-money-on-foursquare/#comment-392583 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 23:33:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=34435#comment-392583 I think to put video and advertising on the mobile platform and in the face of the user when they open or pull out their mobile device. The icing on the cake would be to buy Vringo. They have the patent for video ring tones, and had settled with Facebook on some technology disagreements a while back. Why they haven’t been bought out my guess is their stock is slowly being walked up to prevent market shock. Most of the other companies were Private and didn’t have to deal with market flux. I was in Vringo for the ring tones but now they have a Search Engine portfolio of patents, yip! pee! I’m betting my eggs on Vringo.

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By: CLiDED http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/04/10/whos-facebook-going-to-buy-next-put-your-money-on-foursquare/#comment-392579 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:43:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=34435#comment-392579 Nope, don’t see it happening. Here’s why.

1) Facebook has way more check-in data than Foursquare.

2) Pinterest, on the other hand, is growing faster than anything ever in the entire existence of the internet. Facebook is looking to get people to stay on it’s site as long as possible — Pinterest is that ticket. Users spend more time on Pinterest than Facebook. Plus it has tones of potential to be really profitable through commissions.

3) Check-ins are a feature, and Facebook already has this feature built-in. Foursquare DOES have check-in deals, but they are very scarce. Simply put, foursquare lacks buzz.

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