Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s latest acquisition target is an online-video service called News Distribution Network Inc. (NDN) according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report claims that Yahoo is expected to pay $300 million for the acquisition, which will be the company’s second biggest to date after Tumblr, for which it paid $1.1 billion.
Like anyone who ever dreamed about a future in retail, Sally Glover had a clear image in her head of the perfect store she’d run one day: the décor, the signage, the neighbourhood.
“I love the human interaction, the face-to-face with the customers,” she says. “It’s the thing I miss about the bricks-and-mortar experience.”
By Ayush Singh:The growth story of Yelp (YELP), an online urban city guide which helps people locate restaurants, has been impressive. The stock has appreciated nearly 310% in the last twelve months and is still the leading listing service for restaurant reviews. Yelp has grown its revenue consistently, but earnings have come to a standstill.
It could be months before the SEC formally regulates crowd funding, one of the JOBS Act’s most exciting provisions, but some enterprising startups aren’t waiting for a green light from Washington to tap the crowd for capital.
While JOBS has won widespread support with its streamlined IPO provisions, some of the law’s key benefits, including the ability to crowd fund as much as $1 million in seed capital, still have to go through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lengthy rule-making process.
By John Mylant: Yelp Inc. (YELP) is an Internet related company I would describe as an "online urban city guide." It gathers information and opinions from local people and then helps people that search online find different things like places to eat, shop, relax…etc. Its mobile app is very popular as it combines reviews and other relevant information with knowledge of particular locations that consumers are interested in going to.