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  • A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today

    A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today

    When Yahoo made an offer to buy photo-sharing startup Flickr in early 2005, Stewart Butterfield and his team had a tough decision to make. There were many reasons for Flickr, founded by Butterfield and Caterina Fake, to sell, but also many to hold on and go for a larger exit. Flickr’s acquisition was one of the first significant consumer Internet acquisitions after the dot-com crash… Read More

  • A Different Approach To Tech M&A

    A Different Approach To Tech M&A

    Many top Silicon Valley buyers like Google, Facebook and Twitter have a standard process for how they manage acquisitions. One main part of that is the technical interview. But Villi Iltchev, EVP of corporate development at LifeLock, does things differently than many other corporate development executives in Silicon Valley. Read More