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Emerging Internet Giants (economist.com)
32 points by killoman on July 10, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

"Authorities in Washington, DC are reportedly worried about DST’s latest acquisition: ICQ, an instant-messaging service previously owned by AOL."

Living near Langley, I've heard from a few different people who work at the "state department" that one or more of the DST guys is less than squeaky clean, something to do with private user data. I don't really know. But they all dropped off Facebook or created new profiles with pseudonyms after the DST-Facebook deal went down.

Interesting to note the market opportunity in non-Western markets

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