Outsourcing Delivers ROI, But Not Innovation

February 20, 2008

Too many businesses take a short-sighted view of their outsourcing contracts, concludes Deloitte following a recent study. The consulting firm found that while most business executives it surveyed are satisfied with the cost savings they get from outsourcing, most said outsourcing relationships had not led to important innovations or transformations.

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Deal Roundup, Feb 19, 2008

February 20, 2008

Who invests in who? Who buys who? Who sells?

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Web roundup: Feb 19, 2008

February 20, 2008

What’s going on around the internet world??? News and analyses from best and well-regard sources such as TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, etc.

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Guy Kawasaki: Angel capital and the HotorNot approach

February 20, 2008

Why bother impressing venture capitalists when (a) it takes less money to start a company and (b) there are plenty of angels who will fund early-stage deals?

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PC and mobile phone supply chains to increase shipments by 10% in 2008

February 20, 2008

In 2007, the PC supply chain shipped 257 million systems worldwide and the mobile phone supply chain manufactured 1.1 billion finished phones that same year. Combined, these two supply chains finished shipments were valued at $318 billion in 2007, equal to more than a third of the global customer spending on information and communications technology hardware. In 2008, IDC expects the PC and the mobile phone supply chains to increase shipments by 10% worldwide.

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TV viewing losing ground

February 20, 2008

If you have an Internet connection, chances are you are spending much more time surfing the Web than watching TV. “The time spent using the Internet will continue to increase at the expense of television and, to a lesser extent, print media,” said Karsten Weide, program director, Digital Media and Entertainment at IDC. “This suggests that advertising budgets will continue to be shifted out of television, newspapers, and magazines into Internet advertising.”

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Silicon Valley start-ups begin hitting the brakes

February 20, 2008

VCs urge companies to raise cash now, pass up deals that look too pricey Investors worry a tough economy will slash big companies’ spending on products sold by start-ups and may also damp online ad spending.

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