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    Amazon.com is purchasing Twitch.tv
    There's been plenty of rumor and speculation surrounding Twitch.tv in recent months. Popular theory was that the streaming service would be purchased by Google for the sum of one billion dollars. The recent changes to Twitch's copyright...
  • Google continues its shopping spree and buys Jetpac
    Google continues its shopping spree and buys Jetpac
    According to a recent story on the Capital OTC website just hours ago on August 16, 2014, Google has just snapped up the photo analysis app Jetpac City Guides for an undisclosed amount. This is an application that scans images uploaded into social...
  • AT&T buys DirecTV
    AT&T buys DirecTV for nearly $49 billion
    Today, the telecommunication giant provider AT&T agreed to buy the satellite television company DirecTV for nearly $49 billion. DirecTV shareholders will get $28.50 per share in cash and $66.50 per share worth in AT&T stock. The...
  • Oculus Rift Demo at GDC 2014
    Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR generates fan backlash
    In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Facebook announced their intention to buy Oculus VR Inc for $400 million in cash and $1.6 billion in stock. The community backlash was immediate and visceral.Oculus manufactures the Rift virtual reality headset,...
  • Jos. A. Bank: Offers $2.3B to buy Men's Wearhouse, gets rejected
    Jos. A. Bank: Offers $2.3B to buy Men's Wearhouse, gets rejected
    Jos. A. Bank offers $2.3 billion to buy Men's Wearhouse. The acquisition would create a menswear giant with 2,000 stores nationwide. According to Boston.com on Oct. 10, a $48 per share cash offer was made.But the leaders at Men’s...
  • Popular iPad app may be heading to AppleTV
    Apple snaps up TV guide app maker, Matcha
    Apple confirmed late Tuesday that it bought iPad app startup, Matcha, for an undisclosed sum, although some reports state the buying price was between $1 million and $1.5 million.Matcha is the publisher of a popular, but now-defunct, iPad app that...
  • Sprint Completes Clearwire Acquisition
    Sprint completes Clearwire acquisition
    Today, July 9,Sprint announcedthat it has completed its acquisition of Clearwire. While the agreement was announced back in December, the Clearwire shareholders just approved the transaction at a special meeting held yesterday, July 8. This gives...
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    Vail Resorts expands to the Midwest
    Vail Resorts announcedtodaythat it has entered into agreements to purchase two urban ski areas in the Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan, for total cash consideration of $20 million.Both ski areas serve major snow...
  • Disney acquiring Lucasfilm for over $4 billion
    Disney to purchase Lucasfilm for over $4 billion; theme parks may feel impact
    The rumor mills are working overtime with the news that the Walt Disney Company has bought George Lucas' Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Nerds far and wide are stockpiling toy Lightsabers, economy-size bags of Cheetos, and 48-packs of Mountain...
  • Simpler Days
    BCE Acquisition of Astral Media Denied
    Score one for the little guy. That is, you and I and anyone else who uses internet/cable/mobile/news/TV etc. That’s pretty much all of us.We wrote on this topic in the past.In summary, we are pro businesses growing larger – but doing...
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    Customer Retention Is The New Norm (Video)
    Is it time to breathe new life to your company? It may be time to switch your focus from acquiring to attaining. You may have heard the old adage that it harder to attract a new customer than it is to keep an existing customer. Sure, we use much...
  • Scotiabank acquires ING Direct Canada for $3.1 billion, customers unaffected
    Scotiabank acquires ING Direct Canada for $3.1 billion, customers unaffected
    After months of ING Direct considering selling off its Canadian operations, the nation's No. 3 financial institution Scotiabank announced that it will acquire the online bank for $3.1 billion in cash.What do ING Direct customers have to worry...
  • New agency to provide website solutions for website design for Chicago law firms and beyond
    One North Interactive Agency focuses on website solutions for Chicago law firms
    One North Interactive LLC (One North), an agency dedicated to serving the creative, strategic, analytical and technological needs of legal and professional services organizations, today announced its formation and its agreement to acquire the...
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    Astral Acquisition: Is Bigger Business Always Better Business
    In late May BCE (Bell) announced that it would be acquiring the media assets of Astral. This acquisition would give Bell the ownership of 79 television stations and 107 radio stations. The acquisition is worth over $3 Billion dollars.While we are...
  • Campbell Soup Company
    Campbell Soup to acquire Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion
    Camden - Bolthouse Farms offers its customers various natural beverages, including carrot juice, strawberry banana smoothie, protein mocha cappuccino and antioxidant-rich juice. It was founded in 1915 in Grant, Michigan and nearly a century later...