We hear the drum that data is the new oil.
IBM owns the weather channel. Surely those weather points are valuable.
Microsoft owns LinkedIn. Sure that data is valuable. Just about every person that is employed is on LinkedIn. With their complete work history, timelines, places, job descriptions. How much could the data alone be worth. Priceless.
What are some other data points that could be purchased? That's what investors should focus on. That data is worth more than diamonds, oil, land.
In my humble opinion.