Local investments are not an interest


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Trend report: 06/20/2008
Trend review: By viewing the trendsactions portfolios, we can suggest local routes expansions are not to hold an interest by Google, Microsoft nor Yahoo. In the last 3 years, those falling under this category were ..more»


Local investments are not an interest

Yahoo’s main business interests during the last 3 years


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Trend report: 06/20/2008
Trend review: Since 2005 Microsoft has added to its acquisition portfolio companies that deal with advertising (6), social (4), and applications (3). Yahoo has been dealing less with “big shots” since it purchased Flickr.


Yahoo’s main business interests during the last 3 years

Microsoft’s main business interests during the last 3 years


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Trend report: 06/14/2008
Trend review: Since 2005 Microsoft has added to its acquisition portfolio companies that deal with applications (15), advertising (8), office (7) and search (5). Out of all those acquisitions, 4 of the acquired companies are considered “big shots (4): Fast (search), Aquantive (advertising), Spring Source (applications) and - Facebook shares (social media).


Microsoft’s main business interests during the last 3 years

Google’s main business interests during the last 3 years


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Trend report: 05/25/2008
Trend review: Since 2005 Google has added to its acquisition portfolio companies whose main businesses are associated with: applications (6) mobile (6) office (6) and social (6). Out of all those acquisitions, 4 of the acquired companies are considered “big shots”: Youtube (video), Double Click (advertising), Feedburner (blogs/rss), and shares in AOL (media, advertising).


Google’s main business interests during the last 3 years

Google is a slow shopper relatively to Microsoft


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Trend report: 05/25/2008
Trend review: Since the beginning of 2007 Google has acquired 16 companies. During this time, Microsoft has been doing some heavy purchasing, mostly to build out its on-line presence– has acquired 24 companies: 15 companies during 2007 , and another 9 companies this year 2008.


Google is a slow shopper relatively to Microsoft