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Internet regulation: building consumer trust?

Today’s FT article by Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, highlights the importance of regulation for all the players in the on-line ecosystem – those building the pipes and plumbing of network infrastructure, those creating compelling content and services and those who provide search, … Continue reading

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Rise of social media means that successful converged services must appeal to early adopters

Today saw the launch of the sixth Olswang Convergence Survey: ‘Does it add up’. I may now be able to see rather more of the authors, John Enser and Matt Phillips, as its preparation has consumed their every waking hour over … Continue reading

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LinkedIn announces first social media IPO of 2011: dot.com hype or sustainable business model?

It is a sign of the changing times that I learnt about LinkedIn’s IPO through twitter last night, and that LinkedIn itself blogged about it.  Seasoned IPO watchers will be aware that process has been started with the filing of their … Continue reading

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Financial technology, cloud, mobile data and social networking will drive deals and valuation multiples in technology sector

As a new blogger, site statistics are a source of endless fascination.  They are however useful – my post on TMT valuation multiples seems to have been wildly popular, so I thought it worthwhile to trawl through some other reports … Continue reading

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Valuation multiples up in TMT sector: trade buyers are back for 2011

I get a regular selection of recent corporate finance deal activity summaries in my email.  Last week, I got one from Regent.  Their view was that with the exception of a dip in August, valuation multiples in the European TMT … Continue reading

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And the killer application for 2011 is …

I’m very excited to have had my first re-tweet, so today’s post develops the thought further. The retweet was of an economist article which, in contrast to the emerging consensus that traditional telephone calls are dead quotes a recent Ofcom … Continue reading

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