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Category Archives: Media and Entertainment

The retail lifestyle champions: Disney brings back the theme parks

While Coke reports later tonight and Netflix has already defined a new segment for lifestyle businesses, Disney has gone ahead and done something entire industries and countries have been targeting … Continue reading

February 9, 2011 · 3 Comments

Dominating the new look retail lifestyle businesses | Advantage zyaada

Image via Wikipedia You already know the Apple and the Amazon story But with Apple and Amazon, the other examples are Pixar,Netscape, Time Warner – AOL, Disney And maybe Sirius … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · 1 Comment

Q3 Round up – Tech Deals stay down | Advantage zyaada

Image by J€RRY via Flickr For paucity of time, just quoting NYT, but we already said it here before the quarter was over. It is more likely to be Financial … Continue reading

October 3, 2010 · 13 Comments

India's extant FDI policy – Freeing Media | Advantage zyaada

After recommendations on retail and defence sectors, the regulators bit the bullet on the meda and entetainment sectors. TRAI stayed clear of upping the FDI sectoral limits for News and … Continue reading

June 30, 2010 · 2 Comments

Finding the links – Telecom, IPL and FDI thru Mauritius

A rather ambitious task for Kaushik Basu, and Pranab Da himself as the IPL controversy around funds for the $333 and $300 million bids for two teams that have been … Continue reading

April 19, 2010 · 2 Comments

Three Little Pigs, The Wise Little Hen and Steamboat Willie

When Irish Walt and Roy Disney started the Cartoon Studios in Uncle Bob’s garage in LA in 1923 and later when Walt invented Mickey ‘Mortimer’ Mouse with Ub Iwerks and … Continue reading

April 17, 2010

The intractable few in industry | Saving the game

Irrespective of our interest in Investment Banking and our work in the area, even people unlike us in following investment banking and deals would support me when I say that … Continue reading

April 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

A Media Industry Capsule: The Media must be saved by us ? duh!

Saving Media | Advantage Brands The time when there was no banking crisis in the air is now distinctly 5 years ago. But the world survived on other controversies in … Continue reading

February 5, 2010

MacMillan 'vs.' Kindle? – A fat cheesy twist!!!

Here’s the Amazon Forums posting from the Kindle marketing team at Amazon, who probably also think it is time to turn out their clothes and show a different trick. Amazon … Continue reading

February 1, 2010

Kindle vs iPad: It’s the (stupid) Publisher..

In a move reminding of the precipitate ways of the Music Industry, Macmillan seems to have argued with Amazon over increasing the price of ebooks in the fledgling market. Amazon, … Continue reading

January 31, 2010