consolidation

  • How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries Crunch Network

    How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

    There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of massive flameouts that leave everyone burned, I think we are going to see a wave of beneficial consolidation and rationalization in industries that appropriately have seen exceptional venture… Read More

  • RNTS buys Inneractive for up to $72M as ad tech consolidation continues

    RNTS buys Inneractive for up to $72M as ad tech consolidation continues

    RNTS, the German parent company of Fyber (formerly known as SponsorPay) and Heyzap, continues its run of ad tech acquisitions. Today the company announced that it has acquired Inneractive, an Israeli-based real-time bidding and mobile ad exchange, for $46 million in cash, plus up to $26 million in earn-outs and retention payments, with the deal expected to complete in Q2. This is a good… Read More

  • Report: Sharp and Philips agree on LCD TV deal

    The consolidation process in the TV business continues and now even becomes international. Just last month, Sharp inked a “historical” joint venture deal with former rival Sony, agreeing to supply LED backlights to Sony for their LCD TVs (which happened this month). Read More

  • The Futurist: Today's Phone Companies = The New Ma Bell


    Considering that most people these days go through a cell phone in a time frame shorter than the human gestation period, it may be hard to believe that there was a time when phones were primarily an item you rented from the phone company. Every once in awhile, we hear about a Renter — typically an elderly person — whose adult children discover AT&T has been charging them as… Read More