Topic: mergers

Spredfast, Mass Relevance Unite Social Marketing Systems Industry consolidating into all-in-one players

Social media marketing firms Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced a merger today. Spredfast, whose CEO Rod Favaron will lead the joint company, helps brands manage their social content and plan…

April 2, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

Xaxis Merger Chases Programmatic Vision Finalizes union with 24/7 Media

The new Xaxis—now merged with 24/7 Media—officially unfurled its new corporate structure today. The union of the two entities, which are companion companies under WPP Group, created a supersized programmatic…

January 21, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

Publicis-Omnicom Merger May Raise Antitrust Concerns [Updated] Regulators could eye control over ad rates, data

The merger of Publicis and Omnicom to form the world's largest ad conglomerate is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in Washington where regulators could add conditions to…

July 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Amazon Reportedly Buys Siri Competitor for $26M Acquisition of Evi adds fuel to rumors of new smartphone

Amazon has purchased Evi, a British startup that builds voice recognition software similar to Siri, for $26 million, TechCrunch reported, crediting unnamed sources as representatives from Amazon, Evi, and venture…

April 18, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

AdMedia: So, Here's the Deal for 2013 Poll shows media, agency execs foresee a healthy marketplace

Not robust, but healthy with more reasonable prices. That’s how leaders of marketing firms and media outlets view the 2013 marketplace for mergers and acquisitions, in a new poll from…

January 14, 2013, 12:09 AM EST

Turnaround Projects AOL, Yahoo Now Takeover Targets? Stock declines build buyout buzz

For struggling tech giants AOL and Yahoo, the word of choice for executives describing their company’s strategy has been “turnaround.” But with both stocks trading at considerable discounts, some think…

August 19, 2011, 6:35 AM EDT

Wall Street Not Blessing Google-Motorola Marriage? Standard & Poor's downgrades Google to 'sell'

Why isn’t Wall Street warming to the Google-Motorola marriage? Two days after announcing its plan to pay a hefty $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, Google’s stock isn’t just down more than…

August 17, 2011, 6:41 AM EDT

Google’s Motorola Buy Protects Android in Growing Patent War Companies agree to $12.5B deal

Amid an intensifying patent war in the mobile technology space, Google announced Monday morning that it plans to acquire handset manufacturer Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion. The deal, which is…

August 15, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

Did Comcast Fool the FCC? Dispute with Bloomberg will test conditions regulator imposed on NBCU merger

Do the conditions that the Federal Communications Commission imposed on the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal have any real teeth? We may find out soon, thanks to a complaint…

June 6, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

Congress, Back at Work, Has FCC in Its Sights House Republicans aren't happy with the way the regulator has been going about its business lately, and they're getting ready to do something about it

While Congress has been off on a break over the last two weeks, the five men and women who make up the Federal Communications Commission have been able to breathe…

May 4, 2011, 6:46 AM EDT