All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Deals’
Yahoo just announced a new partnership with Toshiba to feature Yahoo TV Widgets on several models of Toshiba’s latest 6”-55” HDTVs, including the WX800 Cinema Series 3D LED. "With the addition of Toshiba, Yahoo! now has partnerships with some of the biggest OEMs in the world, including Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense and most recently, Vestel," representative for Yahoo tells WebProNews.
Less than a week ago, a company called Pageonce announced that it had hired away the head of Yahoo Finance. Yahoo Finance doesn’t appear to be in any way floundering in the wake of that change, though, as the property is benefiting from a fresh content deal with Bloomberg.
Netflix announced a new deal with Nu Image/Millennium Films today. The agreement will allow Netflix to stream first-run theatrical films to its members.
Netflix says the deal is an example of how it is moving to expand both variety and timliness of its streaming catalog. The deal is expected to provide five to ten theatrical films per year for Netflix streaming.
After wisely letting the air clear following the big Apple TV announcement (and all the comparisons to Google TV), Yahoo’s stepped forward to remind everyone that it also intends to compete in the connected TV space. Yahoo announced a partnership with a major TV manufacturer this morning.
Vestel, the TV manufacturer in question, is Europe’s largest. It claims to produce 16 percent of LCD TVs made on the continent, and 25 percent of digital set-top boxes, too.
It looks like MySpace’s dealings with Google aren’t over – or conclusively continued – just yet. Even though a search and advertising deal is set to expire today, a report’s indicated that the companies’ existing contract has been extended a short time while negotiations continue.
Baseball fans in Japan and four other countries have reason to celebrate today. A record-breaking deal involving YouTube and Major League Baseball has been struck, and as a result, said fans will gain access to lots and lots of footage.
In an email to WebProNews, a YouTube representative provided some more details in the form of bullet points. One highlight is that "[f]ull-length, catch-up MLB games [will be] available in Japan 36 hours after they air." Historic game footage will be offered, too, along with profiles of Japanese players.
Canadians with an interest in real estate should now get more use out of the Yahoo homepage. Yahoo Canada has partnered with a company called Zoocasa to launch a new application that’s located right by eBay- and Facebook-related apps.
Zoocasa is supposed to be Canada’s fastest-growing real estate site, and a statement issued by Yahoo explained, "Now the more than 17 million Canadians who visit Yahoo! every month will be able to search for a new home, research local neighbourhoods and receive updates about properties that fit their personal profile . . ."
Retailer Target has introduced a new online weekly ad called “My TargetWeekly” that offers users deals.
My TargetWeekly allows users to create customized views and deal alerts so they know when items they are looking for are on sale. Users can also view coupons, see top 10 deals, share via Facebook and Twitter and create their own customized mobile shopping lists to use in-store or online.
While no official announcement has been made by either party, Motorola has reportedly acquired 280 North, a startup known for developing the Cappuccino programming language.
TechCrunch claims to have confirmed the acquisition, and has heard that the price is around $20 million, though this is not confirmed. Michael Arrington shares this quote from a Motorola spokesperson:
As part of the agreement, Opera and any of Telenor’s business units may develop a co-branded version of Opera Mini that is adapted to the local operator.
If and when Hulu goes public, Yahoo might be interested in purchasing a significant number of shares, according to an analyst. What’s more, the company supposedly wouldn’t purchase them as a standard compound-your-worth investment, but instead to really buy into the business.
We’ll note right here: this seems to be one man’s opinion, not any sort of official plan. Also, it’s of course hard to say when Hulu will hold an IPO and what Yahoo’s financial state will be at that time.
Millions of mothers may soon become much better acquainted with Yahoo. Rumor has it that CafeMom, the popular site aimed at female parents, is close to being acquired by the company, although the matter of price apparently remains a significant sticking point.
According to Kara Swisher‘s anonymous sources, Yahoo’s prepared to pay $100 million. CafeMom would like to see $200 million instead, so the deal isn’t a sure thing.
An organization that bears Yahoo’s name – even though Yahoo just holds a 35 percent stake in it – has acquired another company. Cirius Technologies, which deals in location-based advertising tech, is now part of Yahoo Japan.
Cirius’s primary business is a service called AdLocal. It acts as a location-based mobile advertising network, allowing marketers to pick where and when consumers will see an appeal to buy something, along with who (in terms of demographics) the consumers will be.
GeoEye, the satellite provider, whose GeoEye-1 provides Google with what the company calls the world’s most advanced commercial satellite imagery, was just awarded a new $3.8 billion contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for increased commercial satellite-imaging capacity.
GeoEye highlights the following items that are included in the contract:
A well-respected line of hotels is entrusting at least part of its customers’ experience to Microsoft. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced today that a new online destination, dubbed the "Sheraton Guest Portal," will be powered by Bing.
This arrangement is supposed to go well beyond putting the Sheraton logo somewhere on a modified version of the Bing homepage. It isn’t meant to result in some one-size-fits-all site for all of the Sheratons around the world, either.
Sometimes, when acquiring a company, Google puts out multiple press releases and blog posts, sharing financial details and all other sorts of information. Sometimes the search giant just mentions the purchase. Today, though, Google had to disclose a few details for the sake of satisfying the SEC.
People who keep up with tech news have probably noticed that Google makes acquisitions on a regular basis. Meanwhile, reports concerning Microsoft buys are rare. But that isn’t necessarily a sign of some media bias; Microsoft confirmed today that the companies it sold in the past year were worth more than the companies it acquired.
Microsoft is pissed that Yahoo Japan is going with Google rather than Bing. In fact, the company is reportedly moving to block the deal from going through.
Bit.ly, the URL shortener with a fish logo, might itself be snapped up in the not-too-distant future. A new report indicates that Yahoo and several other (unidentified) companies are in talks to acquire the company, although it’s not time for business card shops to send out congratulatory notes/ads just yet.
Google’s display ad business is about to explode (in a positive way), according to a new report. Omnicom Media Group has supposedly committed to spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Google’s display ads over just the next couple of years.
Sports Illustrated and Turner Sports, both owned by Time Warner, are partnering to create a new sports website, featuring media assets from the two companies.
Sports Illustrated will manage and create all editorial content across its platforms, including its magazine, its websites, mobile and the tablet version of the magazine.
If you’ve ever heard about a Yahoo acquisition and thought that the price sounded excessive – or heard about a sale and thought the opposite – know that Yahoo’s CFO is aware of the problem. Tim Morse recently indicated that the company is trying much harder to spend wisely.
The Yahoo Application Platform (or Y!AP, if you shorten it and embrace the company’s use of exclamation points) grew significantly more appealing today. A deal between Yahoo and Offerpal Media ensures that developers and users will have more payment options.
Google announced that it has signed an acquisition agreement with ITA Software. Reports of talks surrounding such an acquisition were revealed in April, but talk heated up again this week, mostly regarding issues of concern expressed by many in the travel industry.
Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP, Search Products & User Experience, has now posted to the Official Google Blog that an agreement has been signed. She writes:
Visitors to McClatchy sites will get deals from Groupon that aren’t even available at Groupon.com. These will initially launch in Sacramento and Kansas City, with other regions following over the coming months.
Local.com is paying $5 million in cash and stock, with an earnout of up to $5.9 million if certain performance criteria are met in the two-year period following the closing.
Woot, the 24-hour deal site with a wacky sense of humor, has been acquired by Amazon. Woot fans needn’t worry that all the fun’s coming to an end, however, as official announcements concerning the deal have so far been both completely reassuring and nearly nonsensical.
Speculation about Hulu’s subscription service is beginning to feel never-ending; inaccurate rumors concerning the date of its arrival and other details have been circulating for far too long. But one new report indicates that a beta test of the subscription service might finally begin next week, and another hints that a deal with PlayStation is in the making.
uSamp says it will combine with DMS to offer "best-in-class" online sample and panel management solutions, with the combined global panel reaching 2.7 million. The company notes that this includes an extensive Hispanic panel of over 100,000.