Acquisitions keep rolling into Yahoo. It is image recognition tech for Flickr this time.
Intel’s acquisition of Omek means you might never have to touch a PC again — via The Verge Intel acquires gesture-recognition and tracking company Omek Interactive for $40million. Its a battle for critical mass – as per this article Intel’s interest in Omek is to benefit from a platform which already supports a wide range […]
This post is based on my reading of “A Fit for GrowthSM Framework for Telecom Operators: Aligning Capabilities, Costs, and Structure” by Martin Reitenspiess, Christine Rupp, Hannes Gmelin, and Chady Smayra, via Booz & Co. It is an attempt to reconstruct the proposal made in the publication by drawing analogies to other pieces of work. This publication (from April 2013) […]
An interesting in-depth view of what Vodafone can do with the 45% stake in it’s American counterpart – Verizon. (The complete article is at Lex in-depth: Vodafone via the Financial Times Buying back this stake from Vodafone, Verizon will be better able to bear the fruits of profitability. Also, cashing out will bring in a cheque […]
Three major reasons why Google buys Waze (The entire story is HERE – via Bloomberg) Improve its current mapping product in mobile-navigation products Keep competition at bay – rid them of a chance from a quick gain through acquisition Leverage an established ‘Crowdsourcing platform’ for its mapping product
Yahoo continues its acquisition spree – this time it has bid for Hulu.com Hulu brings along a lot of content along with demographic data to complement the Tumblr acquisition. Yahoo competes with media giants and private equity firms for this bid! The ‘range’ of the bid indicates its desperation – clearly it does not want to […]
Much has been written about the recent announcement of Yahoo’s decision to acquire Tumblr. Here are my two cents in a more than two lines. As with any acquisition, the key question has always been – will it add value? One of the best ways to look at value addition in an M&A is synergies […]