The Debate Rages On…What is Facebook Worth?

Obviously, if it goes public, we will know every minute of every day.

I don’t think that makes sense if a good offer is on the table…which I think it is.

I like Dave Winer’s post the best . His contention is it’s all about the ‘balls’ that Facebook has. Not as good as mine, but good :) . I still think Coke (or Pepsi for that matter) should come in this weekend and up Microsoft.

Coke can cut $10 billion in advertising over 10 years and at worst pay for itself that way. Microsoft could do the same really if they used Facebook properly, but they won’t :) . The only ‘balls’ you can associate with Microsoft is that their ads suck them.

2 comments

  1. danny says:

    definitely wouldn’t accept $6B if i were facebook (too bad i’m not).

    there is pretty much no reason to believe facebook can’t execute against its potential. full stop.

  2. blake robinson says:

    I just don’t see it happening. There are too many factors supporting the fact that it plans to stay its own entity. After Yahoo low-balled fbook, the crew withdrew and focused heavily on scaling for its own devices.

    At this point, there is really no reason to sell out. It maintains one of the most valuable communities currently going, namely millions of technologically savvy, college educated individuals. Furthermore, the number of smart people working in-house is virtually unparalleled by any company I can fathom.

    All it needs to do is continue on the course it’s plotted for itself. Facebook will continue to escalate as the irrelevance of Myspace becomes more and more apparent. I don’t doubt that

    Microsoft could potentially be interested in an acquisition (though I’ve seen no real evidence of the sort), but I reckon that Winer is right, in the end this comes down to the mass of Facebook’s balls — a commodity that Facebook has in abundance.

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