Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Our distinguished Professor Wadhwani was recently interviewed by Entrepreneur Magazine, for his perspective on the influence exerted on small business by our current and past presidents.

Overall, Professor Wadwhani does not think the Office of the President has much of an influence on the success of small businesses despite the efforts.

The article is a good read and worth the few minutes, even if you only search for his quotes on each presidents' efforts.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Woz comes to Sacramento

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak will be speaking in Sacramento on Friday March 25th at SARTA's 2011 Tech Index Celebration luncheon.

Tickets will sell quickly for this event, so follow the link on how to get regi


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another skyhigh online company valuation

The creator of everyone's favorite online farm co-op, Zynga, Inc, is in talks with investors to raise around $250m. This would put Zynga's post-money valuation between $7b and $9b. Not only is that a lot of money, it also is a large increase in valuation from April, when it filed documents with the SEC valuing the Company around $4b. In less than a year this online game powerhouse has nearly doubled its valuation.

Zynga has been in growth mode, averaging one acquisition per month for the trailing twelve months.

A leading SF based fund manager, Larry Albukerk of EB Exchange Fund noted, "after Facebook, Zynga is the hottest company,"

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is Twitter the next big tech acquisition?

With rumors circling around Twitter's acquisition by either Google or Facebook, how much is it actually worth?

A recent WSJ article claims the valuation to be closer to $10 billion!

Only time will tell what investors are actually willing to pay

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