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tzubair
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tzubair,
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9/27/2015 | 6:01:37 PM
Greater risk
 

"But the $110 million from Fidelity, Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, and Baidu illustrates how a set of finance and technology giants know CloudFlare exists. Spent wisely, it may lead to the projected growth, the IPO, and a future where CloudFlare takes its place among the multi-billion dollar Internet giants"

While getting the funding may be a big news, it also adds a lot of pressure on the company to perform and meet the expectations. Each investor becomes a watchdog who look out for their interest and how the company is proceeding. The promise of a great returns is there, but not without greater risk.

 
tzubair
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tzubair,
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9/27/2015 | 5:48:55 PM
Re: Microsoft and Baidu, allies?
"Well, Baidu is replacing Google in China and what better ally to have on the mainland than that?"

@Charlie: That goes with the classic saying: Enemy of my enemy is a friend. Baidu and Google were in conflict in China and Microsoft had to befriend Baidu to take advantage here and not let Google win.
Charlie Babcock
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9/24/2015 | 3:12:56 PM
Microsoft and Baidu, allies?
Microsoft and Baidu keep showing up in the same places. Microsoft normally promotes its search engine, Bing, but in China, it made Baidu the default search engine for Windows 10. What do you think that was about? Well, Baidu is replacing Google in China and what better ally to have on the mainland than that?


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