Are Microsoft and Minecraft a Good Fit?

Mojang, the maker of the highly popular Minecraft video game, has reached an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. The purchase price is $2.5 billion. The deal is important to both Mojang and Microsoft, the maker of Xbox. As Mojang posted at its Web site: “Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft. Yes, the deal is […]

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Is Facebook’s Acquisition Strategy the Right Approach?

In recent years, Facebook has been in an aggressive acquisition mode. The most famous acquisition — until today — was Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion. Now, Facebook has announced a bid for messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion. Does this bid make sense. Take a look at this Wall Street Journal chart. Source: Rani […]

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Yahoo and Tumblr — A Smart Move?

Yahoo has had some tough times in recent years. But things have slowly begun turning around since Marissa Mayer (formerly a senior executive at Google) became CEO. So, the announcement that Yahoo would purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion is not surprising; however, it is interesting. Once again, a major company has decided to acquire a growing […]

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At Disney, the Empire Keeps Expanding

The breadth of the  Walt Disney Co. has grown dramatically over the years, with such acquisitions as ABC (which includes ABC TV, ESPN, and other properties), Pixar (the animated movie dynamo), Marvel (the comic book giant), and most recently Lucasfilm (the creator of Star Wars) — all of which complement Disney’s own content, theme parks, […]

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