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Mark Cuban has been as compelling to follow in the tech world as he has been during the NBA season, and his latest find from a trusted source in digital media illustrated the continued struggle artists have with the organizations that ostensibly represent their interests.
Qualifying for a small business acquisition loan can be quite an ordeal to say the least.
I’ve been thinking about this for the last day or so and have come to the conclusion that Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat Software (and Berkeley DB) is not about MySQL.
Customer Acquisition is beyond doubt the number one priority for all serious business owners.
In workshops and talks, I’ve been suggesting that the web has become balkanized. Three separate entities have emerged; the reference web, the collaborative web, and the broadband web.
Japanese Internet shopping portal Rakuten is buying Internet Capital Group partner Linkshare Corporation for about $425 million in cash.
Tim Weller, chief executive officer of Incisivemedia led the just-completed acquisition of the Search Engine Strategies circuited conference, Clickz and the online search engine journal SearchEngineWatch from Jupitermedia. The purchase raised more than a few eyebrows in the search engine world as the SES conferences are a major venue for the industry.
Oracle had a better fourth quarter than anticipated, posting a higher-than-expected net profit mostly due to the company’s purchase of PeopleSoft.
As the company’s earnings fell by 80%, it was suggested the board might end the company’s regular dividend payment.
The news today from Nick Bradbury, the developer of the FeedDemon desktop RSS aggregator for Windows …
Hundreds of developers at Microsoft and SAP will work together on a new product designed to link together their business software …
For most business buyers, pursuing a viable business to acquire is a once in a lifetime event. Because of the infrequency and the complexity of pursuing a business to purchase, buyers typically risk unnecessary financial resources and waste valuable time to find their “ideal” acquisition. With a complete understanding of business purchase process fundamentals, a business buyer can effectively reduce the odds of not finding the right company or paying too for one.
Affiliated Computer Services announced that it has acquired BlueStar Solutions in a cash transaction for approximately $73 million.
In a move that is expected to double their search engine market traffic, AskJeeves announced the finalization of their purchase of Interactive Search Holdings. Terms of the agreement calls for Jeeves to pay $144 million in cash and to issue 9.3 million shares of common stock to Interactive.
Critical work in your organization is directly tied to the fate of your software vendors. So when PeopleSoft buys J.D. Edwards or Oracle attempts a hostile takeover of PeopleSoft, you are understandably nervous. Your nervousness usually does not stem from your love of PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards or Oracle, but because the future of the software products you use everyday to run your business is now questionable at best and in jeopardy at worst. The potential buyers reassure you with promises of long term support and future product enhancements. But would you bet your own money on these promises?
Most of us have grown weary of Digital River’s acquisitions and are no longer shocked when the announcements are made. How many of us have considered the implications involved in the volume of “takeovers”? I, like almost everyone in the industry, have been fairly complacent about the acquisitions, but now I’m seeing limited choices for developers and the fact is the “little guy” can no longer compete.
No matter your industry, the odds are high these days your customers are online. Men, the young, the wealthy, and academics no longer dominate the Internet. But even when you know your potential customers surf the Web and communicate via e-mail, reaching them can be difficult.