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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Economy, Internet |

Pinterest be worth U.S. $ 1,500 million … 2.0 bubble is inflated?

If you are someone who are surprised by the valuation that Facebook would have to go public , knowing that Pinterest already nearly 1,500 million U.S. dollars, at least let you hit …

According to The Wall Street Journal, the famous social network that simulates an image board, has managed $ 100 million (78.4 million) in a new round of funding, which would be valued at U.S. $ 1,500 million (about 1,177 million euros).

The funding round was led by the Japanese company specializing in electronic commerce “Rakuten”, who also predicts that social networking will expand its operations by the Asian mainland, making it easy to presume that greatly increase the number of users.

Now, if it is true that in recent months, Pinterest has gained popularity and has increased its number of users worldwide, to the point that according to Alexa ranks 16 among the most visited websites in the U.S., for many it is surprising the value has reached …

And is that as much as experts explain the influence of digital marketing and the value Pinterest to enhance electronic commerce will not be … overrated?

The truth is that reading the news and learn what is “worth” some of these social networks, and although we know that according to some forecasts Internet will be the fifth world economic power in 2016 , is almost impossible not to wonder: Will be inflating Bubble 2.0?

Link : U.S. start-up raises $ 100 million Pinterest in funding: Wall Street Journal (The Economic Times)

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