Will M&D acquisitions drive the development of the Internet of Things?

“Honey, the dishwasher’s broken.  We better call Google.” In January, Google raised the last holdouts of unraised eyebrows in the technology community by purchasing a hardware/thermostat company called Nest for $3.2B.  This move followed their notably aggressive acquisition strategy of 2013 which saw them purchase eight different robotics companies.  Meanwhile, Samsung, the king of the...

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Why Your M&D Firm Should Get Away from its Core Competency: M&A to Innovate

In the age of rapid changes within healthcare, technology, bio-tech, and other dynamic industries, the sometimes forgotten Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) sector continues to look to carve out new ways to produce existing consumer and industrial products more efficiently and/or to bring new products to the market. Despite being considered a stagnant industry in the minds of many...

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