To Φαινόμενο Google
Ένα καταπληκτικό άρθρο για το «Φαινόμενο Google» και πώς αυτό έχει καταφέρει να επιφέρει τρομακτικές αλλαγές στο χώρο του High-Tech Industry, της Διαφήμισης και των Media αλλά και να κινητοποιήσει τις μεγαλύτερες εταιρίες στο χώρο του Investment Banking.
The Google effect is already changing the delicate balance in Silicon Valley between venture capitalists and startup companies. Instead of nurturing the most promising startups with an eye toward taking the fledgling businesses public, a growing number of VCs now scour the landscape for anyone with a technology or service that might fill a gap in Google's portfolio. Google itself and not the larger market has become the exit strategy as VCs plan for the day they can take their money out of their startups.
On Wall Street, the Google effect, while less profound, is still clearly in force. All manner of investment banks, from giants such as Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston to mid-size players such as Allen & Co., have dispatched bankers to Google's Mountain View (Calif.) headquarters, the better to court the Google gatekeepers as they attempt to sell a raft of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and strategic advice.
Still, many bankers believe that in the new Google-centric universe, immense profits are to be made, even if Google itself remains tightfisted. "This is an investment banking gold rush," says Perseus' Baldwin, as he whips out a glossy pitch book and points to statistics illustrating massive changes in the world of advertising and media. Those trends may be led by Google, but they imply some wrenching tectonic shifts throughout the media world. And in those dislocations lies opportunity for astute investors and dealmakers.
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