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Mergers and Acquisitions

Zillow acquires New Home Feed to help builders market new properties

September 8, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Zillow Group, the company behind a number of online real estate sites, including Zillow, Trulia, and StreetEasy, has acquired New Home Feed, a listing management platform and marketing tool for home builders to market and distribute their listings across the […]


Finance

Lego’s new crisis: Plans to cut 8% of its jobs and focus more on digital products

September 5, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

One of the great turnaround stories of the past decade has come unravelled as Denmark’s Lego announced today a decline in revenues and plans to eliminate 1,400 jobs. In an earnings statement released today, the Denmark-based maker of toys and […]


Management, Strategic Management

5 ways drones will automate our future

August 8, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Technology stands ready to change our world more completely than perhaps we’re ready for — and drones may well lead the charge. Don’t be fooled by the drones you can buy today. Many of them are little more than glorified […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Yelp will sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million, stock jumps 19%

August 4, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Yelp Inc said on Thursday it would sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million in cash, as it posted revenue that beat expectations, news that sent Yelp’s shares up 19 percent. The consumer review website operator also said […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Is Buying Neuroderm in a $1.1 Billion Bid to Expand Its U.S. Business

July 24, 2017

Via: Fortune

Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (MTZPY, -0.14%) is acquiring Israeli drug maker Neuroderm for $1.1 billion in cash as part of a strategy to grow its business in the U.S. The Japanese drugmaker said in a statement Monday it would leverage Neuroderm’s Parkinson’s […]


Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions

Colorado in June: startups raised $64.5 million, ViaWest bought for $1.7 billion

July 7, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

The weather is heating up and so is Colorado tech funding. After a bit of fundraising slump in May, June numbers came in at more than double last month’s totals. In June, we saw over $64.5 million in fundraising for […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Sycamore Partners Nears Deal to Acquire Staples, Report Says

June 22, 2017

Via: Fortune

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is in advanced talks to acquire Staples(SPLS, -1.03%) following an auction for the U.S. office supplies retailer, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could top $6 billion. The acquisition […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Nestle is thinking about selling its US candy business

June 16, 2017

Via: Business Insider

Nestle may sell its roughly $900 million-a-year U.S. confectionery business, which includes Butterfinger and BabyRuth, in the Swiss food group’s latest effort to improve the health profile of its sprawling portfolio. The world’s largest packaged foods maker said on Thursday […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

SoftBank buys Alphabet’s robotics businesses Boston Dynamics and Schaft

June 9, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc , which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence portfolio. The Japanese company will buy […]


Management, Strategic Management

3 Awesome Tips for Turning Business Weaknesses To Strengths

May 24, 2017

Via: Small Business Trends

I think it’s human nature to focus on our shortcomings.  Instead of seeing the happiness captured in a photograph, we focus on our crooked smile or lousy haircut.  Rather than appreciating the wonderful view from the windows of our retail […]