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Is Tumblr Worth $1B, Yahoo Seems To Think So...Maybe

Is Tumblr Worth $1B, Yahoo Seems To Think So...Maybe | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Yahoo, Tumblr tie-up in the works?
CNET
... paper but ultimately flopped, the multibillion dollar deal for Mark Cuban's Broadcast.com being the most egregious waste.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Interesting move by Yahoo and anytime someone throws around the B word you have to listen. Is Tumblr worth a billion? Maybe to Yahoo since they could sure use some relevance and COOL. Tumbr could sure use some ways to make money so maybe everyone wins.

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Amazon's M&A: From Goods To Software: Because Now IM Is About UNDERSTANDING

Amazon's M&A: From Goods To Software: Because Now IM Is About UNDERSTANDING | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
This graph shows Amazon's growth as it acquired goods-based companies during it's earlier years and later started acquiring software-based companies.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Amazon's BIG Data
Not unlike THE WORLD Amazon's Mergers and Acquisitions show a shift from goods and services companies in the beginning to software now (can you say "predictive analytics").


Amazon has more #BIGDATA than it will ever be able to use. Now Amazon, like the rest of us, needs to UNDERSTAND thus the move from goods and services companies to software.

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