Browsing All posts tagged under »m&a«

Resumen Bimestral M&A

November 7, 2011

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  17.10.11: Sergio Spolski lanzará en breve El Gráfico diario, y para tal fin compró Poligráfica, una imprenta de las grandes, que estaba en quiebra. Fuente: d:biz   20.10.11: El grupo francés Publicis -uno de los tres más grandes del mundo junto con WPP y Omnicom- compró la central de medios Brand Connection, nacida como […]

LatAm agencies target mobile

September 20, 2011

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Advertising agencies in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico plan to expand their mobile marketing offerings, according to a survey carried out by Nielsen. The general consensus across the three markets was that mobile is a channel that can be better exploited, with 83% of agencies in Brazil, 65% in Argentina and 59% in Mexico stressing its […]

Ritz-Carlton dedicated to digital marketing in new campaign

September 19, 2011

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19 September 2011   The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is repositioning its brand with a $10m advertising campaign featuring direct mail, email, social media and banner ads. The Marriott-owned hotel chain has partnered with Los Angeles-based agency Team One in an attempt to reinvent itself. Direct mail and email messages are being distributed, promoting its new tagline […]

Google’s 10 biggest acquisitions (so far) ON2

September 19, 2011

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The search giant wants to spend $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility. Here are its ten biggest buys to-date and what exactly happened to them.   Price: $133 million Announced: August 2009 FTC Approval: January 2010 On2 Technologies made Theora and VP8, high performance video codecs for online streaming. After the purchase, the Free Software […]

How Google makes money off YouTube mobile

September 19, 2011

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It should come as no surprise that content providers want to make money from YouTube, particularly on smartphones, which are among the hottest-selling gadgets on the planet. What you may find surprising is that once Google figured out a way to make that happen, namely by allowing advertising, viewership skyrocketed.http://ads.cnn.com/html.ng/site=cnn_money&cnn_money_position=220x200_ctr&cnn_money_rollup=technology&cnn_money_section=quigo&page.allowcompete=no&params.styles=fs&page.allowcompete=yes&tile=1316486858359&page.allowcompete=yes&domId=53218 Users may hate ads, but […]

News International (News Corp) to pay $4.7 million to settle hacking

September 19, 2011

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News International is expected to pay 3 million pounds ($4.7 million) to settle hacking claims by the family of murder victim Milly Dowler against Britain’s now defunct News of the World newspaper, sources close to the issue told Reuters on Monday. The settlement is likely to involve close to a two million pound payment to […]

Mobile payments – GOOGLE WALLET – INCOMMING!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 19, 2011

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Google Inc has enlisted Visa Inc in its effort to push mobile payments, striking an agreement to allow Visa account-holders to pay for store purchases with their smartphones. Visa comes onboard a "Google Wallet" project already supported by Citigroup, MasterCard, Sprint Nextel Corp and First Data. In May, the group announced a trial of a […]

Netflix renames DVD business Qwikster, shares fall

September 19, 2011

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Top video rental company Netflix Inc will rename its DVD-by-mail business and split it off to a separate website, sparking a new round of customer complaints and concern by some analysts that customers might drop the service. The company’s shares fell more than 7 percent on Monday. Negative comments piled up on the company website […]

Global M&A seen rising, but at slower pace

September 19, 2011

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Shadows are beginning to fall over the pitch books of merger and acquisition bankers. Announced M&A deals declined in this year’s second quarter from the previous three months, casting gloom on hopes of a reviving world economy that will prompt executives to put their cash-rich balance sheets to work. It marked the first sequential quarterly […]

Tyco to split into three companies; shares rise

September 19, 2011

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U.S. conglomerate Tyco International (TYC.N) plans to split into three publicly traded companies, positioning itself for expected consolidation in its diverse businesses and potentially making it easier for its operations to be acquired. Tyco’s move was seen as the final unwinding of an industrial giant that for a decade has worked to repair its image […]

Start-up SpiderCloud targets emerging corporate mobile market

September 19, 2011

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Venture capital-backed telecom gear startup SpiderCloud Wireless aims to tap into the emerging market of small wireless networks which can be used inside offices, shopping centers and stadiums. Telecom operators around the world are struggling with a shortage of network capacity as the use of video on smartphones and tablets proliferates, and are seeking new […]

DIGITAL TREND – ABC Executive Promoted to Oversee Digital Operations

September 19, 2011

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Neal Lulofs was recently promoted to a new position at ABC—executive vice president, communications and strategic planning, and general manager of ABCi, the organization’s digital unit. In his new role, Lulofs will help guide ABCi through a period of adaptation and innovation, as growing use of digital media and new technologies spur greater interest in […]