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Saudi Prince invests $300,000,000 in Twitter

Someone please tell this man about Arabic language IDNs.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7BI0EF20111219

(Reuters) - Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire and an investor in some of the world's top companies, has bought a stake in microblogging site Twitter for $300 million, gaining another foothold in the global media industry.

Alwaleed, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's king who was estimated by Forbes magazine this year to have a fortune of over $19 billion, already owns a 7 percent stake in News Corp and plans to start a cable news channel.

Twitter was a key means of communication for protesters in the Arab Spring revolts this year, violence that threatened Saudi Arabia until the kingdom unveiled a populist $130 billion social spending package.

The Twitter stake, bought jointly by Alwaleed and his Kingdom Holding Co investment firm, resulted from "months of negotiations," Kingdom said.

The investment was a secondary market transaction, meaning that Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding bought the Twitter shares from existing shareholders, rather than making a direct investment, according to a person familiar with the matter. The financing took place at around the same time as a $400 million venture-capital investment in Twitter that closed in September, but was part of a separately arranged transaction, another person familiar with the matter said.

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Re: Saudi Prince invests $300,000,000 in Twitter

"Someone please tell this man about Arabic IDNs."

Yes, could make someone a rather large brokerage fee.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 01:58 AM
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"Someone please tell this man about Arabic IDNs."
Yes, could make someone a rather large brokerage fee.
Yeah, he could probably corner the Arabic IDN market with another $300,000,000

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Re: Saudi Prince invests $300,000,000 in Twitter

Either:

1. Our Arabic domains become very worthy in the future
2. Arabic countries adopt English as main language and we're dead
3. Domains become irrelevant in the future and we're dead again

So, 33% chance still.
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So, 33% chance still.
Always the optimist.
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Either:

1. Our Arabic domains become very worthy in the future
2. Arabic countries adopt English as main language and we're dead
3. Domains become irrelevant in the future and we're dead again

So, 33% chance still.
The chances of arabic countries adopting english as the main language are
As big as santa clause really being a dead gorgeous blond in knee high boots and a short mini skirt

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- Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire and an investor in some of the world's top companies, has bought a stake in microblogging site Twitter for $300 million, gaining another foothold in the global media industry.
I wonder if his organization even knows about Arabic IDNs, even Saudi cctlds.
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I wonder if his organization even knows about Arabic IDNs, even Saudi cctlds.
Doubt it. It would make more sense to invest in his own country rather then some north american company that will eventually fade like dust in the wind.
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Have you ever been to Dubai?
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Doubt it. It would make more sense to invest in his own country rather then some north american company that will eventually fade like dust in the wind.
He's the largest stakeholder in plenty of US-based companies (his company, that is). As much as he's lost in Citigroup since the financial crisis, he's made far more by playing Wall St. Oil wealth is one thing - he's multiplied it via equity, and not locally.

He may be Saudi, but, like many in this post-globalization post-national world, he has a lot more in common with his socioeconomic peers - like Warren Buffett - than his countrymen.
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Have you ever been to Dubai?
Even the Arabs in Dubai don't respond to you when you speak in Arabic. English MUST be known to live/sustain yourself in Dubai/Emirates.
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Even the Arabs in Dubai don't respond to you when you speak in Arabic. English MUST be known to live/sustain yourself in Dubai/Emirates.
Absolutely, but im not reffering to only dubai per say. Im talking about all of the arabic countries. Also, while english might be the language of choice there for business, i doubt it is regarded as the main language. Correct me if im wrong.
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I wonder if his organization even knows about Arabic IDNs, even Saudi cctlds.
I thought it was his organization who started the launch of Saudi Idn cctlds.

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Even the Arabs in Dubai don't respond to you when you speak in Arabic. English MUST be known to live/sustain yourself in Dubai/Emirates.
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Absolutely, but im not reffering to only dubai per say. Im talking about all of the arabic countries.
What countries? Where only 10% of homes have a computer and 1% access the net? I was talking about developed/rich Arabic countries. Countries that other neighbour countries want to copy in the future.
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Re: Saudi Prince invests $300,000,000 in Twitter

As far as ccTlds go, while obviously important, .com will still be the overall domain of choice, particularly with premium generic domains.
Why not service the entire Arab world, (or a good number of Arab countries) rather than just an individual country.
Other than Japanese, they may end up being the cream of the crop, for just this reason.
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Re: Saudi Prince invests $300,000,000 in Twitter

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Have you ever been to Dubai?
But how many Arabs live in Dubai?

I am now getting as much traffic from Kuwait as I am from Russia or China!
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But how many Arabs live in Dubai?
I am now getting as much traffic from Kuwait as I am from Russia or China!
Arabic IDN traffic is very much real and growing steadily month in and month out.
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