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Gut feeling: How Google CEO valued YouTube deal

October 7, 2009

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, sits for an interview at the Newseum in Washington on Oct. 2, 2009Let the second-guessing, the mock horror, the disbelief, the crowing begin.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has acknowledged he realized upfront that he was overpaying to acquire YouTube, to the tune of $1 billion, judged by any conventional measures.

Saying boo to Micro-hoo: Eric Auchard

July 29, 2009

Eric AuchardLONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – There’s been a bonfire of shareholder value at Yahoo and the blaze is not out yet, even after the agreement to a long-delayed deal with Microsoft.

#Twitter business math: Counting backward from billions

July 16, 2009

1 billion 

 

 

$140,000,000 = Projected 2010 revenue in U.S. dollars according to Twitter February 2009 financial forecast leaked to TechCrunch. (*2)

from MediaFile:

Data Domain, EMC’s deal that nearly got away: Eric Auchard

July 10, 2009

 -- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --
By Eric Auchard