Communication Microsoft advertising network Millennial Media negotiation Mobile
According to foreign media reported yesterday, sources in the past two months, Microsoft has been under negotiation mobile ad network Millennial Media, and claimed the two Dell Inspiron 9400 Battery have agreed on basic terms, but has yet to finalize a definitive acquisition agreement.
Prior to the industry have been rumors that Microsoft intends to buy Millennial Media, to expand its mobile advertising business territory. If Microsoft negotiation regarding the latter is true, then Microsoft, then into Google (Google) and Apple’s footsteps, became the latest in mobile ad network recently acquired a large company. Previously, Google and Apple to spend 750 million U.S. dollars and 2.75 billion U.S. dollars, the acquisition of a mobile ad network AdMob and Quattro Wireless. Among them, Google is still waiting for the acquisition transaction AdMob U.S. government approval.
However, the trade on rumors that Microsoft’s acquisition of Millennial Media expressed doubts. He believes that Microsoft does not need to Millennial Media. Microsoft in 2007 after the acquisition of ScreenTonic mobile advertising company, already has a number of mobile advertising products, so no hurry to buy mobile advertising. And if Google successfully acquired AdMob, Microsoft did not even need to avoid rushing to buy the latter sidelined Millennial Media Google capsule.
Some people think that Microsoft’s current mobile advertising business focused on MSN Mobile, will be (Bing) mobile search on, in addition to Microsoft and Verizon and other mobile operators signed advertising agreement. Microsoft’s acquisition of Millennial Media allows rapid access to more opportunities, covering more advertising providers and mobile applications, such as the iPhone, Android and other mobile phone platform applications. According to market research firm Nielsen statistics show that, Millennial Media covering 80% of U.S. mobile Internet users, while Microsoft’s figure was only 50%.
But the industry also pointed out that if Apple, Google began to iPhone and Android application developers to provide a powerful advertising services, Microsoft is also possible in Windows Phone 7 platform to promote similar services, but Microsoft may be using their mobile advertising product, not to start the acquisition.
Millennial Media 1600 U.S. dollars amount of third round of funding, the current valuation of 5 million. However, the industry believes that Microsoft’s acquisition of Millennial Media may be just hearsay, even though Microsoft holding a lot of cash, you can spend elsewhere, rather than the acquisition of a mobile advertising company.
When asked about the acquisition of the PAC, Millennial Media that does not comment on rumors, Microsoft has not yet comment.
According to foreign media reports, Russian Internet Capital Group DST Group buy U.S. site yesterday announced that it will invest 135 million U.S. dollars Groupon and valuation of one billion U.S. dollars of the site, but the sources, DST is not the only reaching out to the Groupon and are willing to pay high prices Shares of the company, other than prices prompted Groupon cooperation with the DST.
According to sources, several other private equity firms are also Dell Inspiron 9300 battery for acquisitions Groupon, which includes Providence Equity Partners and wind investment company Technology Crossover Ventures (hereinafter referred to as “TCV”).
DST through the start-up companies provide a higher valuation to scare off competitors. Last summer, the company valued at 100 billion investment to Facebook. Last fall, the company’s Facebook game developer Zynga to invest 300 million U.S. dollars, said to the valuation of the site to reach 3 billion U.S. dollars.
But this strategy does not seem high valuations are effective. Sources said, Providence Equity Partners to provide a valuation has reached about 10 billion dollars, while the valuation of TCV allegedly more than 10 billion dollars. Thus, the final withering Groupon DST not only because of its high bid. Groupon CEO Andrew @ Mason (Andrew Mason) said: “The most recent post-DST subvert the entire investment. They are good at discovering outstanding companies and entrepreneurs want a way to give behind the scenes support, they will not in terms of cooperation on Zi baht will be more, investment is very flexible. “
In addition, Mason also said he is very happy with the cooperation of DST, DST people think “very smart”
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