Web 2.0 Weekly - Aug. 10, 2010: "Consolidation by Google"
by David Shore, Managing Director at Terracap Ventures on Aug 10, 2010
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Deals (M&A, Finance) – Consolidation by Google...
Deals (M&A, Finance) – Consolidation by Google
Google confirmed or announced two acquisitions during the week, including Jambool
($70 mm) involved in virtual goods monetization processes, and widget market, Slide
In other acquisition-related news, Forbes sold investment media website Investopedia to ValueClick for $42 mm. Zynga acquired Japanese mobile app and game developer,
Unoh, for an estimated $29 mm. Finally, dubbed “the Spanish Facebook,” social
networking site, Tuenti, was acquired by Telefonica in a $99 mm deal.
The largest financing (aside from the aforementioned M&A activity) involved “the
Chinese Youtube,” Tudou, raising $50 mm in Series E funds.
Distinctly negative price momentum, with 49% of stocks falling over the past week (after 48% of stocks declines last week, and 51% declined the week prior).
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