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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.
  • 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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