Category: Markets

Amazon Vs. Walmart: Clash Of The Titans

Feb 27, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
It is no secret that Amazon has been dominating the online retail sales in the US. Walmart is looking to make a bigger splash in e-commerce market in 2018. Immediately after Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017, Walmart announced to acquire online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos for $310 million. Walmart even changed its official name from ‘Wal-Mart Stores’ to ‘Walmart’, reflecting its increase emphasis on e-commerce.

What’s Fueling Amazon’s Growth?

Jan 23, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
Amazon Web Services that was launched in 2006 generates well over $10 billion in revenue annually. Amazon could soon become an operating system for all e-commerce businesses. Amazon stock gained 58% in 2017. At the rate it is growing and expanding, it could be a trillion dollar company in just a few years from now.

Google’s Roadmap to World Domination

Jan 4, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
Google closed 2017 as the second most valuable company in the world. In 2013, Google acquired Waze for more than $1.1 billion. In 2010, Google acquired online photo editing app Piknik only to kill it a year later. Over years, Google has bought many other small competitors and then let them die, which is why Google is undoubted king of the internet.

The New Age of Corporate Monopolies

Jan 04, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
The Walt Disney Co. has recently announced that it had reached a $52.4 billion deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox assets. The Disney-Fox deal will also give Disney a majority control of the video streaming service Hulu. Some of the classics 20th Century Fox movie studio has produced include Titanic, the original Star Wars film, and Alien. After this deal goes through, Disney will own the rights to every Star Wars.

Few Big Media Companies and Their Many Faces│illusion of Choice

Dec 28, 2017 · 5 MIN READ
In 2016, AT&T Inc. announced it has reached a $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Inc. – that is now being sued by the Department of Justice. If the deal goes through, the telecom giant will gain control of a media empire including CNN, HBO, TBS, and TNT. The deal follows another major acquisition in 2014 when it acquired DirecTV for about $48.5 billion.