Facebook’s IPO is our big topic this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast. We assess the company’s debut on the NASDAQ and discuss its future outlook with Nat Burgess of Corum Group, a mergers-and-acquisitions specialist who is skeptical about Facebook’s long-term prospects.
“A lot of people are making the mistake of thinking that Facebook is like Google,” he says. “And, guess what? They’re not. They don’t know how to monetize their traffic, really. Right now they’re generating revenue, but it’s not sustainable long-term.”
Listen above starting at 12:20 for more thoughts from Burgess on that topic.
You may remember Burgess as the person who correctly foreshadowed Microsoft’s partnership with Barnes & Noble long before it happened. We quiz him about that and other topics, including his thoughts on Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com.
That conversation is preceded by our weekly news roundup — in which we discuss Coinstar’s newest kiosk innovations, a new survey about the state of geekdom, the new Windows 8 feature that will give parents a weekly report card on their kids’ computer use, and the debut of the tech-friendly BoltBus providing transportation between Portland and Seattle.
Our App of the Week, StillShot, is a must-have for parents with wiggly kids.
And we’re back with a new installment of our Name that Tech Tune challenge.
Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file. GeekWire airs at 7 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle, and runs every weekend on GeekWire.com.