What Britain Buys - Netflix
This new series provides an eye-opening and intriguing look at how we shop, which products we buy, and what its 6.7 billion-a-week shopping habit says about Britain today. Each episode, Mary Portas meets the high street buyers, trend forecasters, celebrity endorsers and the great British public - to discover what's flying off the shelves and what's not shifting. Armed with inside information from the nation's biggest retailers - including M&S, Amazon, Waitrose, Superdrug, Halfords, Waterstones, John Lewis, and more - What Britain Buys lifts the lid on what we spend our hard earned cash on and why. So if you are wondering why adults are playing Lego, don't know why your bathroom is overrun with male beauty products, have never tried a freakshake, or wondering why the great British cuppa is facing competition from coconut water, Mary provides the answers you need.
Runtime: 60 minutes
What Britain Buys - List of mergers and acquisitions by Facebook - Netflix
Facebook is a social networking company that has acquired 69 other companies, including WhatsApp. The WhatsApp acquisition closed at a steep $19 billion; more than $40 per user of the platform. Facebook also purchased the defunct company ConnectU in a court settlement and acquired intellectual property formerly held by rival Friendster. The majority of the companies acquired by Facebook are based in the United States, and in turn, a large percentage of these companies are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. Facebook has also made investments in LuckyCal and Wildfire Interactive. Most of Facebook's acquisitions have primarily been 'talent acquisitions' and acquired products are often shut-down. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated in 2010 that “We have not once bought a company for the company. We buy companies to get excellent people... In order to have a really entrepreneurial culture one of the key things is to make sure we're recruiting the best people. One of the ways to do this is to focus on acquiring great companies with great founders.” The Instagram acquisition, announced on 2012-04-09, appears to have been the first exception to this pattern. While continuing with a pattern of primarily talent acquisitions, other notable product focused acquisitions include the $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition and the $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition.
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