It is an interesting time to be a technology investor. The biggest trends in technology are happening outside of the realm of publicly traded companies. We have touched on this before but the expected wave of social media IPOs is pushing the issue to the fore. The Facebooks and Twitters of the world are changing the scene outside of the reach of stock investors. For example one of Netflix’s biggest competitors is Hulu which is private. Investors therefore have to be acutely aware of what is happening in the private space, especially in light of the wave of IPOs coming down the pike. In today’s screencast we once again look the public/private divide in technology.
Items mentioned in the above screencast:
Google+ is awesome. (Singularity Hub)
Rolfe Winkler, ” Ultimately, Google+ is a chance for social networkers to start over.” (WSJ)
Richard Waters, “So far, Twitter has been a case study in how a really good idea can survive the benign neglect of its originators. ” (FT)
Hulu Plus tops 1 million subscribers. (NewTeeVee)
Daily price chart of Google ($GOOG). (Finviz)
Also mentioned: $NFLX