Category Archive: Technology Media & Telecom

Searching for new sources of revenue: Spotify enters Podcast industry

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On February 6th, Spotify acquired Gimlet and Anchor, two key players in the Podcast Industry, establishing the beginning of a process of expansion and diversification to ultimately create the largest distributor of audio… Continue reading

Cheaper, Better, Stronger: Tesla acquires battery producer Maxwell

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Tesla – History Tesla is an electric-automobile manufacturer, incorporated in 2003 by a group of engineers with the goal to promote the selling of electric vehicles. In 2008 Tesla Motors released its first… Continue reading

Heading towards IPO: Uber and Lyft

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications division presents an article which tries to better understand the two biggest players in the ride-hailing industry, Uber and Lyft, and establish a correct point of view on the… Continue reading

Vodafone has an Idea

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Intro / Deal Summary On March 20th, 2017 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India announced their merger, whereby Idea cellular agreed to purchase Vodafone India for USD 12.6 billion. The deal has been the… Continue reading

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

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On the 15th of December the independent committee of Sky has approved to sell to 21st Century Fox 60.4% of its equity ownership at £10.75 per share. The agreement comes after two rejections… Continue reading

Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

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On July 25th Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s core business in an all-cash deal, valuing it at around $4.83bn. Companies Overview Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world’s… Continue reading

Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

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On the 8th of April, Mediaset agreed to sell its pay-tv business to the European media conglomerate Vivendi, creating a partnership that is set to trigger the long-awaited consolidation in the industry. In… Continue reading

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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Activision Blizzard – King Digital Activision Blizzard Inc. will buy the British developer King Digital Entertainment for a nice $5.9bn settled entirely by cash. The rationale of the deal seems to be twofold: operating… Continue reading

When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

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On October 12th Dell (which is a non listed company), in collaboration with Silver Lake, have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of EMC (NYSE:EMC, on 27/10: 26.17$), bringing the majority of… Continue reading