Two weeks ago, LinkedIn went public with a major bang, creating overnight millionaires, ’90s style. Is there bubble trouble on the horizon? This infographic from The Atlantic, called “Recent Over-the-Top Valuations Explored,” illustrates the rapid acceleration in the perceived worth of prominent web companies like Facebook, Twitter and Groupon. Note the revenue-to-valuation ratios. (Click on the graphic then the zoom-in icon for a better look.)

And you can listen to a bubble rap with the Economist’s U.S. tech correspondent, Martin Giles, on today’s Forum program from KQED Radio. That show will be archived here later today.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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