Tag: mergers

by Jason Allen Ashlock

This piece was co-written by Adam Chromy. When Random House and Penguin confirmed last week that they are in talks to merge, publishers, agents and writers coped by doing what they do best: playing word games. While #RandomPenguin and #PenguinHouse swept Twitter, anxiety bubbled beneath the surface. This morning, the news was made official (they [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Google’s $12.5 billion deal to purchase Motorola Mobility was foolish, savvy, naive or clever, according to various analysts commenting over the last two days. In fact, it’s probably all of those things, and how well it pans out will depend on how it’s executed. Let’s start with the reasons the deal looks foolish, then some [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift (the Stuffy Head Cold Edition). In this week’s edition, I look at the $30 billion mega-merger between Comcast and NBC Universal. Critics already believe the deal could lead to higher cable rates and less free content on Hulu. Plus, AOL’s Tim Armstrong said he would use computer [...] more »