Posts Tagged ‘acquisition’
  • Question of the Day: Should Motorola and Sony Ericsson merge?
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    Mergers are one of the capitalist societies greatest assets. Some companies just need help. 'Nough said. Think of two tech companies that you feel would most benefit from a merger. Don't think of you're typical successful giant overtaking a small startup. Instead, focus on mergers that would equally benefit both companies. If you're thinking like WSJ's Sanford Bernstein, the two top candidates for a merger if there were to be one would be Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Just think, both c...
  • iTunes to become an offline/online multimedia giant.
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    As if iTunes wasn't already massive enough, Apple's recent purchase of La La could spell a tidal wave of change making it's way though Cupertino. For the longest time, Apple has stood against the onslaught of online streaming services such as Last.fm and Pandora to name a couple, saying that "consumers would rather own their content". Fair enough. I in fact would rather "own" my content as opposed to paying a set fee every month to "borrow"/stream content with no physical or digital back up o...
  • Facebook was almost Comcastic — Why?
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 7:26 am
    The big news in the media world this week is Comcast's acquisition of NBC. With anti-trust/monopolistic worries creeping to the forefront of our minds, we can all agree that it is a sensible purchase. Comcast controls many aspects of the media world, why not have their own channel of sorts. Again, it makes sense. New news today filtering out that details Comcast's plans and strategy on this long and winding road to gobbling up a company had many stops along the way. One stop in particular t...
  • Verizon sends rebadged Alltel employees packin’
    by Mike
    Posted November 19th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Today is probably not the best day to find out you owe $2,500 in back taxes, receive a letter notifying you of your late rent payment, or even going out to spend money on a beer if you find yourself a new ex-Alltel/Verizon acquired employee. Though crying in your beer may be the only thing that makes you feel better. I must stress however that crying in good beer is a travesty -- meaning a lesser beer is a more desirable tear collector. What constitutes a good beer? Anything that has "light"...
  • So long Helio, we barely knew you…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 7:48 am
    Fall into the Helio craze did you? Better keep that Ocean/Ocean2 in tip top shape because it appears those will be the last Helio branded devices ever. As Engadget points out, it never made sense of Virgin Mobile to hobble along supporting two different brands. Whether the exec's at Virgin Mobile finally stopped tapping that funny kool-aid or they just came to their senses is a moot point. The fact of the matter is Helio branded devices are being erased from Virgin's memory save for two lone...
  • RIM gobbles up Torch Mobile. Webkit BB Browser on the way?
    by Mike
    Posted August 24th, 2009 at 10:30 am
    While I currently use an iPhone (for the time being) and am setting my sights on Android as my next purchase, I still have a place in my heart for RIM and their beloved BlackBerry. Even though the OS looks and operates as if it were written in 2004, the sheer simplicity of any type of messaging on a BlackBerry is hard to knock or challenge. Since the iPhone and Android have ushered in browsers that are actually worth doing any type of mobile browsing on, BlackBerries have struggled to keep u...
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