Friday, February 01, 2008

Big deal

On a day on which the company I work for gets officially renamed under new ownership, here's a bit of perspective.
emap went under the hammer (in two separate bits) for around about £2bn (ok, give or take, but that's the ballpark). More for the detail hungry, here.
Microsoft is offering to buy Yahoo - got to be the most interesting deal of the year - for £22bn.
And just so we're all clear - that's Microsoft valuing Google's main rival at a little over 25% more than ONE social networking site - Facebook.
Is the value in the pointing (the links you get in your search return), or the people doing the pointing? (the people linking to each other).

Back to the intro... the company I now work for is Bauer Consumer Media. Expect me to be updating linkedin et al momentarily.

However, please note, all my contact details, role etc remain exactly as they were.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?