It doesn’t look like Yahoo is putting the breaks on its recent appetite for big acquisitions.
In fact, published reports Friday indicate that Yahoo – which just acquired Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion – is planning to make an offer for Hulu, the hugely popular online video service.
The offer, in fact, may have already been made.
Posted in Announcements, Mergers And Acquisitions, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Technology
Judge Denise Cote hinted Thursday that the U.S Department of Justice may have the evidence it needs to prove that Apple was involved in an elaborate eBook price fixing scheme.
In an unusual move before a trial, a federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple Inc engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-book prices.
According to Reuters, Judge Cote thinks Apple will be exposed as a party to this lingering saga, which has already claimed millions in settlement fees and penalties from many of publishing’s biggest names and alleged co-conspirators.
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Google is reportedly putting $1 billion on the table in a powerplay move to win over the owners of Waze before they can accept an acquisition offer by social networking giant Facebook.
With Apple reportedly out of the bidding picture these days, it now looks like a major war between Google and Facebook is brewing for the social mapping service.
According to sources from Bloomberg, Waze is managing “expressions of interest” from multiple parties, and is now targeting a selling price of at least $1 billion.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Rumors, Technology
Pandora has reported first-quarter revenues that clearly point to the streaming music giant’s emerging strengths as a business.
GAAP total revenue increase 97 percent year-over-year to $83.9 million, effectively outpacing mobile listener hour growth at 47 percent year over year.
Total revenue came in at $125.5 million, translating to 55 percent year-over-year growth.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Music, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology
According to the findings of a new study commissioned by PayPal and chronicled by MobilePaymentsToday, the traditional wallet is fast falling out of favor with consumers.
The global study shows that an overwhelming majority of respondents (83 percent) don’t want the hassle of carrying around an old-fashioned wallet.
A digital alternative for payments is preferable, they said.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
With U.S. smartphone penetration approximately at 57 percent today, it’s no surprise that consumers are using their phones to assist with shopping needs.
What’s interesting, according to a new report from The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, is 16 percent of Hispanic shoppers are using their mobile device to make purchases compared to 12 percent of general market shoppers.
This was revealed in the latest issue of The Checkout.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Have America’s teenagers begun losing interest in Facebook?
A new report says the answer is in the affirmative, and marketers may want to take note. A freshly published Pew survey indicates that the social network of one billion is becoming too much of a headache for some teens to handle.
Why so? Because their moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, and extended family are all there on Facebook too.
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