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  Failed merge and acquisition cases in the Internet history


Bebo founder sold Bebo with 850 million US dollars in 2008, but later he bought it back with just 1 million US dollars. This news lets us think about those failed merge and acquisition cases in Internet history. Let's summarize some of them here. 1. Bebo Buyer : AOL Acquisition price : 650 million US dollars Sold price : 1 million US dollars Loss: 849 million US dollars In 2008, AOL was still belong to Time Warner. It made a decision to acquire the third largest social networking site Bebo, The...

   Merge and acquisition,Loss,MySpace     2013-07-03 08:37:13


  Google completes acquisition of Waze


Yesterday there was news about Google's acquisition of Waze with 1.3 billion US dollars. Today Google officially released news that they had completed the acquisition of Waze. However the price is not unveiled. Google said on its official blog : The Waze product development team will remain in Israel and operate separately for now. We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing Google Maps with some of the traffic update features provided by Waze and enhancing Waze with Google’s searc...

   Google,Waze,Acquisition     2013-06-11 13:02:42


  3 reasons why Alibaba invests on Sina Weibo


Last night, Alibaba announced acquisition of 18% shares of Sina Weibo with $586 million, according to sources close to the deal, after the completion of this deal, Alibaba will become the second largest shareholder of Sina Weibo and may become the largest shareholder in the future.This deal was supposed to be completed before Chinese Spring Festival, but because Alibaba and Sina had a heated argument about the share holding of Sina Weibo which resulted in substantial delay in the time to complet...

   Alibaba,Sina Weibo     2013-04-29 20:30:05


  Groupon share price grows by 23% because of Google


There have been rumors that Google will acquire Groupon. This rumor makes Groupon's share price soar 23% in three weeks.Groupon's share price closed at $4.69 yesterday, which is Groupon's highest price since October 19. Since November 2011 IPO, Groupon's share price dropped 77%.Telsey Advisory Group analyst Tom Forte said Groupon's market capitalization shrunk to $3.07 billion, It's possible that Google may choose to acquire Groupon at this time. In fact, after there was news that Google was con...

   Groupon, Google, acquisition     2012-12-08 04:02:28


  Google's acquisition of Quickoffice threatens Microsoft


Windows has over 90% market share in desktop operating systems, even though now other OS such as Mac OS and Linux are saying they are more user friendly, more stable and safer than Windows, Windows still has a weapon MS Office which can defeat all of them. However, with the development of mobile network and cloud computing, Windows is now challenged by different competitors on mobile and cloud areas.  Mobile and cloud are weak sides of Microsoft , but they are strength of Google.Google sudd...

   Google,QuickOffice,Microsoft,MS Office     2012-06-07 11:40:10


  Frequently used Git commands


Git configuration git config --global user.name "robbin" git config --global user.email "fankai@gmail.com" git config --global color.ui true git config --global alias.co checkout git config --global alias.ci commit git config --global alias.st status git config --global alias.br branch git config --global core.editor "mate -w" # Configure Editor to use textmate git config -l #List all configurations User's git configuration file : ~/.gitconfig Frequently used Git commands Check、add、p...

   Git,Command     2013-03-11 19:41:06


  Why doesn't Google copy successful startup ideas?


Google is definitely one of the largest players in Internet world. It owns the most popular search engine, mobile operating system and mapping service. It not only has huge user base but also is extremely rich. It can copy and create any product that is proven to be successful with its talent pool and money. But why doesn't Google copy those successful startup ideas? Based on the current status quo and culture gene of Google, there are several reasons Google doesn't copy startup ideas. First, Go...

   Google,Startup,Copy     2013-09-11 07:03:02


  Will Intel acquire Nvidia?


According to BrightSideofnews, Intel may acquire Nvidia, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will likely serve as Intel's new CEO.It is reported that the two sides have begun to have some negotiations, but details are still unknown. Intel CEO and President Paul Otellini has decided to retire in May next year,  The board of directors said Intel's new CEO may not come from Intel internal, now they are in the process of finding new CEO.Intel CEO Paul Otellini is thought of performing poorly in the...

   Intel,Nvidia,CEO     2012-12-14 13:08:12


  Twitter prosecuted five companies


Recently Twitter sought help from law enforcement agencies because they can not stand spam emails. On Thursday, Twitter prosecuted five separate companies which provide tools so that spam on Twitter can be spread easier.Twitter said in a statement, Twitter now has 140 million active users, and the number of users are still increasing quickly, as Twitter continues to grow, spam also began looking to come to. Although the content of the spam on Twitter is not the proportion, it still gave rise to ...

   Twitter,Spam,Prosecution     2012-04-06 01:58:37


  Instagram gains 78% more visits after acquired by Facebook


Since Instagram was acquired by Facebook, its popularity continually heats up. Some  data shows that independent views of  Instagram surges 78%.In April, Instagram’s website saw a 78 percent uptick in unique visitors in the U.S., making the web property of the photo-sharing phenom the highest gaining site on the Internet for the month, according to analytics firm comScore.. For an application whose all functions are present in the mobile terminal, the site of Instagram is only use...

   Facebook,Instagram,App,Website     2012-05-28 05:45:32