Tag Archives: Business Strategy

Facebook Mobile Ad Network Ready For Launch?

The Facebook mobile ad network is reportedly ready for announcement at the end of the month. Facebook reportedly to announce Facebook Mobile Ad Network this month. We have made the case over and over again about how Facebook in particular, … Continue reading

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Zynga Ride Continues With Acquisition Of Mobile Gaming Company And More Layoffs

Zynga sees surge after news of acquisition and layoffs and earnings release. NaturalMotion acquired by Zynga Yesterday, Zynga announced that it had acquired NaturalMotion, a creator of mobile games and animation software. Zynga will pay $391 million in cash and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Costco: The Latest Idiotic Argument About Employee Wages

Wal-Mart and Costco employee pay saga drones on following State of the Union address.     After the hair dryer-like drone of last night’s state of the union address featuring the prez praising Costco, a Facebook friend reposted one of … Continue reading

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Electronic Arts Online and Mobile Strategies Show How They Both Destabilize And Provide Opportunities For Game Makers

Latest SEC filing shows growth in some areas and an impact on income.   Electronic Arts’ online and mobile sectors are proving challenging to integrate into a physical game world, with impacts on business strategy and financial planning. For regular readers, … Continue reading

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Clinton Group Looks To Get Fat on NutriSystem

Usually activist investor holds over 5% of common stock. Sends love letter to management. You may recall our discussions of Clinton Group from such activist campaigns as Stillwater Mining, Quality Systems and its SPAC, ROI Acquisition Corp. II. It also … Continue reading

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GTA Steals $1 Billion In First Three Days Of Release

GTA hits the competition and runs with a cool billion in its first three days of release. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that the release of Grand Theft Auto V achieved first day retail sales of $800 million and worldwide … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Strategy To Limit Mobile Listeners Works Too Well

 Due to its cost structure, it costs Pandora money when listeners listen. However, Pandora will eliminate limits on mobile listeners as it begins to understand that it makes money when listeners listen, not when they stop. Link:  Pandora’s most recent … Continue reading

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Plenty Of Room On The Bandwagon As Starboard Takes A Big Stake In Elliott Associates Project Emulex Corp.

Starboard Value takes the Fantastic Voyage with Elliott Associates as it awaits Emulex Corporation’s sale. It is always heartwarming to see two of our favorite funds working together, sort of. Starboard Value disclosed a 6.9% stake in Emulex Corporation in … Continue reading

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Key Facebook Exec Leaves the Company for the VC World

The awesomely named Bubba Murarka left Facebook* to join VC firm Draper Fisher Jurveston. People come and go all the time, particularly in a large, dynamic company like Facebook.  No big deal.  Right? Maybe not.  Bubba was the head of … Continue reading

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