4.1. “Cultural Dimensional Analysis of AOL-Time Warner Merger” by Dr. Sarbapriya Ray of Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, University of Calcutta, India: (Her work was published in Journal of Applied Library and Information Science with the copyright of World Science Publisher, United States.) In her views, AOL desired to carry on its growth by acquisition strategy in for rationalizing its high market capitalization. Time Warner was panic-stricken that its outdated network of traditional media outlets looked for a major chunk. Time Warner believed that in order to achieve competitive advantage, it required an instant insertion into the internet.
First, this merger makes sense from a financial standpoint for AT&T to want to spend additional revenue on a merger with Time Warner and why Time Warner would want to do the merger as well. Additionally, there are several examples such as the Comcast and NBCUniversal merger, in which the acquisitions and mergers of large corporations like AT&T could continue with little to no governmental scrutiny. Next, the merger will not violate any anti-trust laws. Finally, this merger would be good for consumers because of the new and varied services that the conglomeration of AT&T and Time Warner could provide for its customers. Of this merger, there is one thing people can be certain of.
Also, the internal structure of Alibaba viz its division in 1688.com, Taobao.com, Tmall.com,Aliexpress.com etc help in efficient operations, as well as cost reduction since this, helps them to serve specific segments of customers. Alibaba – Going Global In order for its sustained growth, Alibaba is increasing its reach of operations. It is expanding into Asia Pacific region, Americas, and Europe. The customers of these regions have different demands. Hence Alibaba has taken following steps to help its global growth: a.
Apple Logo Apple Inc. is probably the biggest name in the world of consumer electronics and computer industries. A true innovator, the company is best known for its Mac line of computers, the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod. A few of its famous software products include the iTunes, the Safari browser and the OS X and iOS operating systems. Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. It is now the biggest technology company in the world with total assets of US$ 176 billion, 394 retails stores and 72,800 employees across the globe as of 2012.
American Apparel has over 10,000 employees worldwide. Moreover, most of these jobs are in America. By doing so, it helps increase employment opportunities in the States. Today, American Apparel has 260 retail stores all around the globe, in over 19 countries, with five in South Korea (American Apparel, n.d.). 2.
Introduction Alibaba Background Alibaba Group is one of the world’s most successful Chinese multinational corporations originally based in China. It is an e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business services through web portals for both international and domestic China trade. Alibaba launched various sites including Alibaba.com which was the first China’s commercial website launched in 1999. The purpose of Alibaba.com site is not just to connect Chinese supplier Alibaba’s sites have currently reached over 65 millions of registered users, hosted over millions of merchants and businesses globally. In 2005, its revenue had reached over approximately US$100 millions.
America was on a winning streak in the pre-9/11 rise and the ‘dotcom’ economy was growing rapidly with new internet based companies popping up daily. During the dotcom the structural change was the relative new invention of the internet. Immensely high valuations and unprofitable business models were justified by the new market created by the internet. “In the two-year period from early 1998 through February 2000, the Internet sector earned over 1000 percent returns on its public equity. In fact, by this date, the Internet sector equaled 6 percent of the market capitalization of all U.S. public companies and 20 percent of all publicly traded equity volume” (Ofek & Richardson, 2003).
11/23 - The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and News Corporation. Viacom are the companies that control/own all your channels, so, how diverse is the information you’re being given when watching the news or television? 11/24 - FYI.... Thinking or assuming what we know does not equate to truth or fact. It actually equals an opinion or what we think.
A major step was taken during the merger with American Express in 1984 when Shearson/American Express acquired the firm and became Shearson Lehman Brothers, which focused on building leverage finance. On 1994 the firm became independently afresh and went public. Since 1994 to before its bankruptcy the firm had increased net revenues from $2,73 billions to $19,2 billions with almost 28,600 employees all over the