strategic alliances

Dow Jones announced last week that it would partner with EFE, the world’s fourth-largest news agency (and the first one in the Spanish-speaking world) to develop an exclusive joint Spanish-language news service. The aim is to reach financial professionals, corporations, media, and private investors in Spain. It is not yet clear whether the service will […]

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Last week, EMI Music and Sony ATV  joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, in a groundbreaking joint venture with ‘MySpace Music’. This joining of forces, along with independent music distributors, marks the first phase in a global product rollout .  Select products, including the newly designed music player, will be […]

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Read entrepreneur Scott Ellis’s article — top 7 tips on strategic alliances for small business, from someone whose previous corporate job was managing strategic alliances.

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Whether we like it or not, our actions in business have consequences.  Especially if you’re a larger company under the spotlight.   Here’s an interesting thread from The VAR Guy about recent developments at Dell and HP in using value-added resellers (VARs).  Is HP betraying its VAR relationships with CDW?  Or is it merely creating […]

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APTA executive secretary, Vid Figueras said that this will be a great opportunity to raise awareness on Philippine culture and heritage among the Fil-Am community through these wonderful sites. “By forming strategic alliances we can play a vital role to brand the Philippines as a unique destination in Asia while strengthening our national identity,” he said.

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Strategic alliances.  They’re great when used effectively to expand the range of your product or service offerings.  They’re not so great when you collect them like Manolo Blahnik shoes, merely because, well, everyone else has them. What Is It Anyway? “Strategic alliance” is a chic but vague term that people use to refer to a […]

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As reported in the Washington Post last week, BlogHer, the women’s blogging community, has announced a strategic alliance with NBCU-owned iVillage, which will give the iVillage site access to BlogHer content.  The BlogHer site boasts Michelle Obama as one of its bloggers, as well as being named the #1 most influential “female” blogger according to […]

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According to a press release issued last week, Intel Corporation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic alliance.  To meet the increased demands of creating 3-D animated feature films, Intel will provide DreamWorks Animation with the latest high-performance processing technologies.  As previously announced, DreamWorks Animation has committed to producing all of […]

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“Colin” desperately wanted to expand his computer consulting business. But rushing headlong into a deal with Themis Consulting nearly wiped him out. Themis, a larger company, performed similar services to Colin. Colin had clients and prospects in Boston that Themis coveted. So the two agreed to “merge”: Colin moved to Boston (on his own dime) […]

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From across the globe in Business Daily Africa, comes this plea for awareness of how a joint venture can prevent the African continent from missing yet another technological wave.  What was poignant about this post was that this wasn’t about missing a business opportunity to reap big profits.  It wasn’t just about reaching into a […]

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