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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:27 am

Stumbled across these numbers today and couldn't believe it.

Disney bought Marvel for $4b, LucasFilm for $4b

Activision paid $6b for Candy Crush
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:18 am

Wow. Disney got a great deal on those! I would like to see how much money Marvel/LucasFilm had made Disney vs how much Candy Crush has made Activision.

Other ones that come to mind for me.
Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1b
Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 for $2b
Microsoft voufhr LinkedIn in 2016 for $26.2b
Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $19b


Those are all minor league compared to these
Anheuser-Busch InBev bought SAB Miller for $117b
AT&T Inc. bought Time Warner for $109b
Heinz bought Kraft for $100b
Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable for $79b
AT&T Inc bought DirecTV for $49b
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Postby SleepyChimera » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:03 am

It honestly feels like there is some overhead company that secretly owns it all. I can't even shop or use an app anymore without wondering if it's secretly owned by a company I might dislike.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:08 am

SleepyChimera wrote:Source of the post It honestly feels like there is some overhead company that secretly owns it all. I can't even shop or use an app anymore without wondering if it's secretly owned by a company I might dislike.

Someone watches too much Mr. Robot. E(vil) Corp
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Postby SleepyChimera » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:56 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
SleepyChimera wrote:Source of the post It honestly feels like there is some overhead company that secretly owns it all. I can't even shop or use an app anymore without wondering if it's secretly owned by a company I might dislike.

Someone watches too much Mr. Robot. E(vil) Corp

Actually never seen that haha. I've just felt that way once I found out that Unilever owns like... everything you can find in walmart.
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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:02 pm

SleepyChimera wrote:Source of the post Actually never seen that haha. I've just felt that way once I found out that Unilever owns like... everything you can find in walmart.

haha for real and unilever sucks!
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Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:09 pm

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13 billion. That's a weird one
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Postby Fawlty » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:19 pm

Blue Jackets wrote:Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13 billion. That's a weird one


I think it makes a lot of sense. It advances Amazon into two areas they've been eyeing for a while: groceries and brick & mortar. But don't take my word for it; I'm only a PARTIAL genius*.

Here's an article from Th'Atlantic that I have not read but I assume it is thought-out and insightful:
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... ds/530652/

*Does an encyclopedic knowledge of Oreo flavors qualify as "genius"? In modern America I assume so.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:58 pm

Fawlty wrote:
I think it makes a lot of sense. It advances Amazon into two areas they've been eyeing for a while: groceries and brick & mortar. But don't take my word for it; I'm only a PARTIAL genius*.

*Does an encyclopedic knowledge of Oreo flavors qualify as "genius"? In modern America I assume so.

Name all the flavors. I dare you

How wide spread are the current Amazon self service future grocery stores?
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:12 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post How wide spread are the current Amazon self service future grocery stores?

I forgot they were a thing, if that tells you anything.
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Postby Erin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:10 pm

I read about the Amazon taking on Whole Foods. My hope and I'm sure the hope of others is that Amazon can help to lower the prices of the grocery items here. I like shopping there, but the phrase "whole paycheck" is a real thing.

I haven't ever heard of self service Amazon stores and I love grocery shopping.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:41 am


How do these shopping channels survive? Who uses/watches them?
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:43 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post

How do these shopping channels survive? Who uses/watches them?

Apparently, not very many people.
Even though QVC is clearly the larger, more profitable television retailer of the two brands, the merger indicates dismal times for television shopping, as viewership slips and both companies scramble to turn their business models into digital, online strategies.

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