Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

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In a panel earlier at GMIC, Ming Guang Yong, New Business Development Manager at Google China shared the search engine’s investment criteria. In 3 quick points: – Growth stage: Fast growth companies are […] Related posts: Tencent to Launch Android Smartphone. Google Smiles It was rumored that Tencent is set to build it’s… DCM Launches $100 Million Android-focused Fund Investment …

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Google

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Investors who own shares of Google are sure to be thankful of that fact today; Google’s stock rose 0.18 percent even while the Dow and Nasdaq sank 0.87 percent and 1.21 percent, respectively.  But not all the news is good, as Zacks Investment Research also downgraded Google to "neutral." That doesn’t mean it’s time to panic, of course.  Zacks is …

Adobe on the Move with FormsCentral

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Adobe announced the release of FormsCentral today, an online forms service for designing, distributing, collcting and analyzing data from HTML forms.  The solution is an instant contender in the hyper-competitive market of online form services thanks to the reach of Adobe and their recent acquisitions including Omniture and Day Software… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website …

The Things Google Did in 2010 (The Second Quarter)

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We’re looking at the things Google has done over the course of the year. For the first quarter, read this article. Now we’ll pick up in the second quarter.  Allow me to include the disclaimer from the previous post: I have not included every single Google-related story of the year. That would require a book (and a rather large one I …

All Eyes Should Be On eBay

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Ebay all but introduced the world to online shopping, and it continues to shape the e-commerce industry throughout its own history of major acquisitions. The company made another significant purchase on Monday, agreeing to buy European daily deals site brands4friends for $200 million. It is the largest of three significant acquisitions by eBay in… [[ This is a content summary …

Rumor: Steve Ballmer, Dick Costolo Met For Breakfast

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Brace yourself for another round of rumors about acquisitions, partnerships, and funding possibilities.  Steve Ballmer and Dick Costolo supposedly met for breakfast this week, and it’s a rare person who will imagine all they discussed was the fat content of donuts. To be fair: no one’s claimed that they observed the CEOs of Microsoft and Twitter signing a single document …

Breeding Good Ideas and Fostering Innovation in Your Company

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Innovation is running rampant these days. That’s why we’re seeing so many startups launching and so many acquisitions from bigger companies happening. The good ones come from good ideas, and everybody’s rushing to have the next great idea. But where do these ideas come from? How do they get started? Steven Berlin Johnson,  Author of "Where Good Ideas Come From" …