Published On: Fri, Dec 15th, 2017

Equity podcast: Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

Hello and acquire behind to Equity, TechCrunch’s try capital-focused podcast where we empty a numbers behind a headlines.

This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were assimilated by Eric Liaw from IVP to puncture by a pre-Christmas news.

Normally, happenings are delayed this time of a year. But, vital adult to a repute as a year-apart, 2017 is not delivering a normal news slowdown. So, putting aside a latest from Uber, we started with a demeanour during Apple’s massive $400 million Shazam deal, and a other, nearly-$400 million understanding in a member company.

Apple, not unequivocally famous as an overly desirous firm, is richer than Croesus. That fact creates a business exchange with smaller firms all a some-more interesting. Why did Apple confirm to open wallet twice for scarcely $800 million? We try to find out.

Next, we incited to a Shipt-Target deal, that was a bit of surprise, really. But, it shouldn’t have been. Target needs to have an ecommerce plan that can contest with Amazon and Walmart over a long-term. And, that means it needs to have a clever shipping play. Shipt, for a tiny $550 million fee, will fill that niche for a sell giant.

All that and we brought adult net neutrality during a really end.

We had a blast, and wish your week is going as well. Stay cool, and we’ll be right back.

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