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WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

https://www.themiddlemarket.com/articles/alibaba-acquires-stake-in-duty-free-retailer-dufry

Alibaba Acquires Stake in Duty-Free Retailer Dufry

Alibaba has spent billions acquiring slices of brick-and-mortar retail chains, seeking to broaden its reach in an attempt to use its technology to modernize physical commerce.
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PARTNERSHIPS

https://www.themiddlemarket.com/articles/microsoft-acquires-bethesda-for-7-5-billion-to-boost-xbox

Microsoft acquires Bethesda for $7.5 billion to boost Xbox

The deal Microsoft’s Xbox business a much-needed infusion of titles such as The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

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GLOBAL CURRENT EVENTS

https://pwc.blogs.com/deals/2019/11/aiming-higher-reaching-further-why-its-time-to-rethink-dealmaking-in-financial-services.html

Aiming higher, reaching further: Why it’s time to rethink dealmaking in a disrupted financial services marketplace – Deals – PwC UK blogs

By Michael Magee. Opportunistic deal targeting and pursuit of short-term cost savings can only go so far in equipping your business to compete in a financial services market that is facing once in a generation transformation.
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UPDATES FOR CULTURE

https://cmo.adobe.com/articles/2019/5/entering-the-platform-economy-why-apis-and-integrations-are-crucial.html#gs.hfdgzk

The Platform Economy: Why APIs And Integrations Are Crucial

The platform economy, driven by the rise in big data, new algorithms, and cloud computing, has been on the uptick for years now. Individual platforms are built on Web application programming interfaces (API). Described as the “glue that holds the Web together,” APIs enable a standard mechanism to share data and functionality.
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