Facebook's 1st Acquisition? Netflix

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  • Report this Comment On February 01, 2012, at 8:30 PM, lanciab wrote:

    Facebook's first acquisition should be SIRIUS/XM if it can afford it. At least have a joint venture of some sort to position itself as global satellite entertainment provider.

    That's the ticket for global domination.

  • Report this Comment On February 02, 2012, at 9:08 AM, import2udirect wrote:

    here is how facebook monetizes it, keep all the features of facebook currently available now as free accounts, in the future add a premium account with more features then are currently available for some kind of cheap subscription like 1 dollar a month or 1 dollar a year, this way you don't lose any current users or accounts but if people want to upgrade there accounts for more features bingo huge positive cash flow

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2012, at 1:18 AM, dividendgrowth wrote:

    Netflix's key asset is its 24 million subscribers.

    Facebook has enough users already.

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