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Ariel Krakowski

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  • Google Vs. Facebook: Google Wins [View article]
    Interesting article.
    I don't know if it's so much more "creepy" to see ads on Facebook than on Google. In either case, the advertiser knows nothing until you click on the link. If you click on the link, they know you are interested in their product, so does it make such a difference whether it was targeted at your search or your status? Perhaps a few people will care, but it doesn't seem to be such a general problem.

    While I agree that the price for Facebook seems high, its possible that Facebook will be able to build off their social base to expand into other areas. I discuss a possible way here: Another way they're expanding is the just-launched app center:
    May 9 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Potential In Facebook's Recent Return To Roots [View article]
    Thanks for your comment.

    Ebay has not been able to gain a strong foothold in classifieds, except in certain areas. They may not want to cannibalize from their main website, since classifieds do not normally charge fees.

    It seems unlikely the newspapers will be able to do much with their classifieds sections, they're not that relevant in the internet age.

    Yes, Oodle powers many different websites, but the strongest thing going for them is that they power the Facebook marketplace.
    Apr 19 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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