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  • Google pockets Zagat for local content boost

    Posted September 9, 2011 - 1:18 pm

    Google, taking their first step into owning a real live content generating company, bought Zagat for a reported $66 million to $100 million (couch cushion change for Google). But does this pairing really work, or will Zagat be another Google acquisition that gets flushed in three years?
  • Google's Folly: Yahoo exec mocks 'crazy' YouTube purchase

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 6:39 pm

    Google, you were so owned. Speaking at a tech panel in Silicon Valley last Friday, Yahoo senior director of corporate development Steven Mitzenmacher promised an aggressive acquisition strategy in 2011 following the relatively quiet past three years.
  • Information industry mergers, acquisitions up 36% in 2010

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    A new report on merger and acquisition activity in the information industry shows a 36 percent increase in both transaction volume and value in 2010.
  • Will your cloud service provider survive?

    Posted December 23, 2010 - 11:56 am

    The cloud market is so dynamic right now the most important questions might not be about technology or security; follow the money.
  • Google leads tech pack in acquisitions this year

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    New data compiled by CB Insights reveal some interesting trends this year regarding major technology companies and their acquisition activities.
  • Ti-i-i-ime, is not on Vic's side

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Because this bothers me more than a little, I'm going to join in the multiple sites around the web pointing out Vic Gundotra (VP of Engineering, Google)'s little "date issue", (most notably, Matt Drance.) During his I/O Keynote, Gundotra said: If we did not act, we faced a draconian future. Where one man, one company, one carrier was the future. Wow, that's pretty heavy. Very emotional too, I mean there's Vic and Google standing alone against the evil Apple iPhone Empire. Also, pretty prescient.
  • What To Do with Your CRM Systems After a Merger?

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    Extensive academic research shows that the majority of mergers fail to increase shareholder value, often because the integration of acquired business units takes longer than anyone planned. So the ability to effectively integrate the information systems of merged business units is a key success factor for any acquirer. Even though there are a lot of corporate integration consultants, the execution of their strategic plans seems to go awry...particularly when it comes to CRM systems.
  • M&A activity still going strong

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 12:40 pm

    The current recession is unlike any other in recent history, and as we writers (who are always looking for a high-impact statement) like to tell everyone, "it's the biggest crisis since the depression." It's a little difficult to pinpoint how channel vendors are reacting exactly to the recession, mainly because they are all reacting differently.
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