9 Best Articles on Acquisitions
The most useful articles on acquisitions from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Acquisitions Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on acquisitions by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh
- How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions
- The Great Consolidation of the Video Game Industry
- Tencent’s Steven Ma: Why big acquisitions will be good for gamers
- Nintendo doesn't want to buy companies, but it may have to
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How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions
For decades Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google gobbled up their competition to become behemoths of the tech industry, which has drawn attention from Congressional leaders and other critics who claim they’ve stifled innovation in the industry.
«the majority of acquisitions involved small start-ups with valuable patents or talented engineers, many of which led to products used today, like Google Docs and iTunes.»
Nintendo doesn't want to buy companies, but it may have to
Nintendo doesn't do mergers and acquisitions. But as the industry consolidates, it may need to protect what it's got
Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh
Facebook is acquiring tbh, another burgeoning social network; regulators erred in allowing the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, but there is no better place to start enforcing the law than now.
The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit on Wednesday
Apple, Google scrap for scarce AI expertise with more than 50 acquisitions since 2010
Several of the top AI researchers and most lucrative products at leading tech firms came from acquisitions.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on acquisitions.
The Great Consolidation of the Video Game Industry
Amid an ongoing spree of mergers and acquisitions, fewer companies own more of the gaming industry than ever before. But what does consolidation mean for workers, players, and the medium itself?
Tencent’s Steven Ma: Why big acquisitions will be good for gamers
Tencent's Steven Ma says game costs are soaring into hundreds of millions of dollars and so big acquisitions are good for gamers.
Gaming the Smiling Curve
The spate of recent acquisitions in the gaming space — Take Two and Zynga, Microsoft and Activision, and Sony and Bungie — make sense in the context of the Smiling Curve.
Here's What Happened To All 53 of Marissa Mayer's Yahoo Acquisitions
Yahoo, the once-vaunted internet giant, is in shambles. Its revenue is in decline. Its shareholders are crying foul. Its prized public faces are scrambling for an exit, and the company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce. Its core business—internet search and advertising—is negatively valued. Looming over all of this is a prospective sale of the company’s core assets, bids for which have reportedly reached more than $5 billion.
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