A recent article in The Economist magazine warns of a nascent bubble forming in high-tech company valuations. An initial public offering by social media site LinkedIn raised twice the amount of money projected — and excitement is growing about expected public offerings from Twitter, Zynga and Facebook. But many pundits disagree.

Host Michael Krasny and the Economist’s Martin Giles scan the horizon for signs of a bubble.

Martin Giles, U.S. technology correspondent for The Economist

  • Scott

    Michael:  want to blow your listeners’ minds?   

    A report on a reputable website called Business Insider reports that when new employees are hired at Facebook, they’re being told that the company’s goal is to be the first TRILLION dollar company.     Scoff, scoff, we all want to scoff.   However, another report recently showed that the company went from 9% of display ads in 2009 to 24% in 2010: in other words, they’re taking over the advertising world at a SILLY pace.

  • Abby

    Any prediction on when investors will realize that Twitter has no profit potential, pull out, and bring this house of glass tumbling down?

  • Jeremy Kemp

    The guest is focusing on the welfare of small and long-term
    investors. But bubbles benefit younger and poorer workers just
    starting their tech careers. Millennial technicians stand to gain
    tremendously in terms of skills and experience. Don’t forget the
    little guy!

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