Monthly Archives: October 2009

How Google Subsidizes the Android Operating System

This stuff sounds a lot like what Hal Varian was talking about last spring (at Berkeley) on software platforms.  Google is giving search revenue share to stimulate Android OS distribution. For these platforms, you can do an analysis to see which side is better to stimulate (distribution or app in this case).  I guess the Android OS is the new search toolbar.

Deal Notes: GSI Commerce to Acquire Retail Convergence and Enter Private Sale Space with Addition of Rue La La

The transaction is valued at up to $350 million, including $180 million at closing (50 percent cash, 50 percent stock) and an earn-out of up to $170 million.




NGIO needed for target payment




Some other good information (unique visitors, financial ratios) available on the announcement page:

How Do Innovators Think? – HBR Editors’ Blog

Enjoyed this:
How Do Innovators Think? – HBR Editors’ Blog – Harvard Business Review “The first skill is what we call “associating.” It’s a cognitive skill that allows creative people to make connections across seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas. The second skill is questioning — an ability to ask “what if”, “why”, and “why not” questions that challenge the status quo and open up the bigger picture. The third is the ability to closely observe details, particularly the details of people’s behavior. Another skill is the ability to experiment — the people we studied are always trying on new experiences and exploring new worlds. And finally, they are really good at networking with smart people who have little in common with them, but from whom they can learn. ”