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Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

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Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

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TORPC
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

are they having a giraffe
as
it's a wee bit early for an Aprils fool
It will be more target marketing through your letterbox if they get their mitts on it
pwatson
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

Although the article focuses on what FB brings to RM I think they've missed a trick by not looking at the reverse.  FB will now possess the technology for monetise day to day use of their site:

  • First or second class delivery of wall postings

  • A fee for signed for delivery of 'likes'

  • Charge extra for large and non-standard photos

  • The risk that posts will get lost and need to be resent

  • Once a day collection of posts and not knowing what time they'll be delivered to your wall


Etc etc  Wink
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

I had to laugh when I saw the title Grin
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

Be curious to know how FB will monetise 'whatsapp', ($16bn) I'd guess 'snapchat' will be next (I'd estimate $5bn)
Can't actually see the benefit of Zuckerberg cornering the market in 'free texting applications', as soon as he start to monetise, users will leave for the next free communications app.
It's only a matter of time before the mobile service providers start to ban communications apps as it must be hitting their revenue stream Undecided
janitor
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

Text and calls is a falling market, data is where the money lies for these networks, I think you will find very little money is made through text, so the mobile companies won't really care, you still need the data connection to send them through.
Thunderclap
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

Cool
The Post Office doesn't have enough daily users to warrant even a decimal place on Facebook's
giant pocket calculator for burning other peoples money on the next dot-com bubble
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Re: Facebook to purchase Royal Mail

Where's the 'like' button?