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"How Google Perfected the Silicon Valley Acquisition," Victor Luckerson
Time Magazine, April 15, 2015 link

"Why Google Is Buying a Semmingly Crazy Collection of Companies," Victoria Stunt
CBC News, February 19, 2014 link

"Google's Best and Worst Big Acquisitions," Alan Farnham
ABC News, January 15, 2014 link

"Behind Google's Gargantuan Break-Up Fee," Emily Chasani
CFO Journal (Wall Street Journal), August 15, 2011 link

"Companies crank up the deals, put cash to work," Pallavi Gogoi
Associated Press, November 15, 2010 link

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) argues that increasing volume in M&A activity is an early indicator of increasing economic confidence.

"SNL Kagan Q1'09 League Tables: Media M&A gets off to slow start in 2009," Sarah Barry and Jerry Jimenez
SNL Interactive, April 14, 2009 link

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) discusses the M&A activity in media and communication markets during Q1 2009.

"A Few Big Bets Maul Verizon Portfolio," Christine Nuzum
Dow Jones Newswires, August 2, 2001

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) compares the relative size of the $2.9 billion write down in Verizon's corporate investment portfolio to the recent write downs taken by Microsoft and other companies.

"UCLA Anderson School Author Examines Digital Deals: How, Why Tech Leaders Achieve Successful Partnerships"
Associated Press Newswires, August 2, 2001

The tangle between AT&T and Comcast over broadband communications illustrates the increased complexity of digital deals. "Digital Deals: Strategies for Selecting and Structuring Partnerships" (McGraw-Hill, 2001) is a new book co-authored by George T. Geis and George S. Geis (of McKinsey & Company).

"Drug Firms Turn to Tech To Cut Down on Waste," Beth M. Mantz
Dow Jones Newswires, June 27, 2001

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) compares the corporate investment strategies of companies such as Merck and Lilly to that of Intel Capital. 

"Net Arena Shrinks as Players Consolidate," Michelle Kessler
USA Today, June 5, 2001

George T. Geis comments on the implications of fewer players in many Internet competitive arenas. 

"Music Sales Gains Slowing to a Crawl," Sheila Muto
Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2000

George T. Geis discusses the likely emergence of web-based business models for music distribution. 

"Other Industries May Become Fair Game in New Landscape," Steven Lipin and Nikhil Deogun
Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2000

In the context of the AOL/Time Warner merger, George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) comments on how deal making will continue to cross over from new-world to old-world companies.

"Online Delivery may Reshape Music World," Christopher Parkes
Financial Times, September 23, 1999

A presentation given at UCLA by George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) on the Internet's impact on the music industry is the focus of an article in the Financial Times. "Digital music delivery may do for the recording industry what rock 'n roll did in the mid-1950s -- empower a new generation of independent producers and break up the global oligopoly -- according to George Geis."

"NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw"
June 1, 1999

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) discusses the impact of the Internet on the airline industry and specifically on ticket pricing.

"Intel Heads off Trial in its Antitrust Case," Andrew Zajac and Frank James
Chicago Tribune, March 9, 1999

George T. Geis (editor of Alliance InfoGraphics) comments on the role Intel's investment portfolio may have played in Intel's desire to settle antitrust legislation brought against the company by the Federal Trade Commission.

"Intel Invests in Its Future," Charles Piller
Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1999

The information resources of Alliance InfoGraphics (published by TriVergence) are used to describe Intel's portfolio of investments designed to stimulate visual computing and the demand for more powerful Intel chips.

"Buzzword for the New Year is Bandwidth," Karen Kaplan.
Los Angeles Times, December 28, 1998

TriVergence's CEO George T. Geis is interviewed about the impact that higher Internet transmission speeds will have on entertainment and commerce. Geis identifies some Southern California companies likely to be favorably impacted by a faster Internet.

"Microsoft Critics Voice Concern; Speech-tech Stake Panned," Todd Wallack.
Boston Herald, November 30, 1998

The data resources of Alliance InfoGraphics (published by TriVergence) are used to describe Microsoft's investment in Lernout & Hauspie, a speech-technology company. Other Microsoft investments in Massachusetts are also described using the Alliance InfoGraphics resource.

"Watch Out, Microsoft: AOL Opens Major Window to Cyberspace," Andrew Zajec.
Chicago Tribune, November 25, 1998

TriVergence's CEO George T. Geis discusses the impact of AOL's planned acquisition of Netscape on the competitive landscape facing Microsoft.

"Intel Eager to Chip in; Quietly, Company Invests Heavily in High-tech," Todd Wallack.
Boston Herald, November 23, 1998

TriVergence's CEO George T. Geis is interviewed about Intel's investments in the state of Massachusetts. The data resources of Alliance InfoGraphics are used to identify and describe 13 Intel deals.

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