03-18-2019 08:28 PM
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  1. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    https://www.marketscreener.com/FUTUR...ions-28091511/
    Acquisition of Mobile Nations

    The Board of Future plc (LSE: FUTR, 'Future', 'the Group'), the global platform for specialist media, today announces the acquisition of MoNa Mobile Nations, LLC ('Mobile Nations'), a leading global digital publisher focused on consumer electronics and based in the US (the 'Acquisition').

    Mobile Nations is a global independent digital publisher focused on consumer electronics, combining content, community and commerce to deliver shopping enablement solutions, with its key brands including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central and Thrifter. Mobile Nations' brands educate and inspire a monthly audience of over 40 million technology enthusiasts and support consumers in making better-informed buying decisions for personal electronics.

    The initial cash consideration is $55 million with a further $5 million to be satisfied through the issue to the vendors of 615,166 new ordinary shares (the 'Consideration Shares'). In addition, a further variable deferred consideration up to a total value of $60 million will be paid, subject to meeting financial targets based on the year ending 31 March 2020. The deferred consideration is expected to be split equally between cash and the issuance of new shares in Future, although Future retains the right to pay the full balance in cash.
    03-01-2019 05:03 PM
  2. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk...on-215615.html

    Future PLC (LON:FUTR) shares surged in lunchtime trading Friday after it acquired US-based publisher Mobile Nations.

    The media group it would pay US$55mln in cash and US$5mln in shares for Mobile Nations, a digital publisher focused on consumer electronics, adding that there was also a deferred payment of up US$60mln that would be paid subject to meeting certain financial targets in the year ending 31 March 2020.
    READ: Future’s looking bright as publishing group sees jump in audience numbers

    Together, the total consideration for Mobile Nations amounted to US$120mln.

    Future added that the transaction was expected to be earnings enhancing in the current fiscal year and “materially” enhancing in the first full year after completion.

    Mobile Nations, whose publications include Android Central, iMore, Windows Central, and Thrifter, has a monthly audience of around 40mln.

    Zillah Byng-Thorne, chief executive of Future, said that the acquisition would “further strengthen” the company’s position in the technology, as well as extending its presence in the US market.

    “We already have an established commercial relationship with Mobile Nations through its longstanding partnership with Purch, which we acquired in September 2018. The addition of Mobile Nations' brands will deepen our presence and expand our opportunities to monetise our significant US online audience,” the CEO added.

    Shares were up 10.5% at 758p.
    03-01-2019 05:26 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Mobile Nations acquired by Future PLC-2v02m8.jpg
    03-01-2019 05:42 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    https://www.marketscreener.com/FUTUR...ions-28091511/
    Acquisition of Mobile Nations

    The Board of Future plc (LSE: FUTR, 'Future', 'the Group'), the global platform for specialist media, today announces the acquisition of MoNa Mobile Nations, LLC ('Mobile Nations'), a leading global digital publisher focused on consumer electronics and based in the US (the 'Acquisition').

    Mobile Nations is a global independent digital publisher focused on consumer electronics, combining content, community and commerce to deliver shopping enablement solutions, with its key brands including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central and Thrifter. Mobile Nations' brands educate and inspire a monthly audience of over 40 million technology enthusiasts and support consumers in making better-informed buying decisions for personal electronics.

    The initial cash consideration is $55 million with a further $5 million to be satisfied through the issue to the vendors of 615,166 new ordinary shares (the 'Consideration Shares'). In addition, a further variable deferred consideration up to a total value of $60 million will be paid, subject to meeting financial targets based on the year ending 31 March 2020. The deferred consideration is expected to be split equally between cash and the issuance of new shares in Future, although Future retains the right to pay the full balance in cash.
    Yep.

    See this.

    https://twitter.com/reneritchie/stat...46022511935490
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    03-01-2019 05:48 PM
  5. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
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    agreed ....
    HelloNNNewman and B. Diddy like this.
    03-01-2019 06:10 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I guess they are earning enough from the associated links in the advertisements disguised as helpful blog posts to be worth noticing.
    03-01-2019 06:31 PM
  7. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    https://www.futureplc.com/

    The new owners seem like they have many brands, and it could be said they must know what they're about in this sector.
    HelloNNNewman likes this.
    03-01-2019 08:46 PM
  8. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    They will, of course, need to recoup the cost of this new purchase.... ads anyone?
    03-01-2019 08:47 PM
  9. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    Now we understand the ever increasing number of ad pop-ups.

    Didn't realize they owned Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware sites.
    03-01-2019 08:56 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Now we understand the ever increasing number of ad pop-ups.

    Didn't realize they owned Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware sites.
    I didn't either.

    However, this may not be a bad thing either.
    03-01-2019 09:52 PM
  11. James Falconer's Avatar
    @HelloNNNewman @Heavens1 @Mooncatt @Almeuit @B. Diddy

    Hey all!

    To cut to the chase, @Golfdriver97, you're right... this isn't bad news, it's GREAT news! This is just the beginning of a new journey for all of us including our members, and amazing volunteers like you!

    Everyone on our team that you've worked with including @Michelle Haag, @Bla1ze and myself aren't going anywhere. We're now part of a larger family of communities and we're super excited about it. TL/DR, you should be too.

    In the months ahead we're going to need your help, feedback and expertise as we GROW our volunteer group and take on new challenges. I hope you'll stick with us for the ride (I know you will), because it's going to be a lot of fun!

    Any questions, concerns, ANYTHING - hit me up direct or in this thread. I've been working on an update for the volunteers but it looks like you beat me to the punch
    James Falconer
    VP Audience Development, Mobile Nations
    03-01-2019 11:18 PM
  12. Sigewif's Avatar
    @HelloNNNewman @Heavens1 @Mooncatt @Almeuit @B. Diddy

    Hey all!

    To cut to the chase, @Golfdriver97, you're right... this isn't bad news, it's GREAT news! This is just the beginning of a new journey for all of us including our members, and amazing volunteers like you!

    Everyone on our team that you've worked with including @Michelle Haag, @Bla1ze and myself aren't going anywhere. We're now part of a larger family of communities and we're super excited about it. TL/DR, you should be too.

    In the months ahead we're going to need your help, feedback and expertise as we GROW our volunteer group and take on new challenges. I hope you'll stick with us for the ride (I know you will), because it's going to be a lot of fun!

    Any questions, concerns, ANYTHING - hit me up direct or in this thread. I've been working on an update for the volunteers but it looks like you beat me to the punch
    Jaw drop!
    I had noticed that CrackBerry wasn't mentioned.
    anon(3641385) and mrsmumbles like this.
    03-02-2019 12:17 AM
  13. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    I'm venturing a weak guess that if it was purposely omitted, a buyer would be interested in only 'sure things'. And Blackberry's future has been pretty shaky. I would have thought that WC would have been off the list, but I guess that site has migrated away from phones to everything Windows. Blackberry is hurting (look at how they now have Android OS) and hopefully will survive and not be lost like Windows Mobile and the greatest OS of all time (IMHO) webOS.

    Like I said.. I know as much as you all and this is just a wild guess.
    03-02-2019 12:23 AM
  14. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Sigewif @HelloNNNewman

    CB was included. In fact, all of the brands you see at MobileNations.com were included!
    James Falconer
    VP Audience Development, Mobile Nations
    mrsmumbles and HelloNNNewman like this.
    03-02-2019 12:27 AM
  15. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    You see how wild my guesses are?? In fact, I'm guessing they are bringing not only webOS Nation back, but investing in the OS and taking over the world!

    Told ya not to listen to me. :/
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-02-2019 12:40 AM
  16. James Falconer's Avatar
    Oh @HelloNNNewman I know where your heart is
    James Falconer
    VP Audience Development, Mobile Nations
    03-02-2019 12:53 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    @HelloNNNewman @Heavens1 @Mooncatt @Almeuit @B. Diddy

    Hey all!

    To cut to the chase, @Golfdriver97, you're right... this isn't bad news, it's GREAT news! This is just the beginning of a new journey for all of us including our members, and amazing volunteers like you!

    Everyone on our team that you've worked with including @Michelle Haag, @Bla1ze and myself aren't going anywhere. We're now part of a larger family of communities and we're super excited about it. TL/DR, you should be too.

    In the months ahead we're going to need your help, feedback and expertise as we GROW our volunteer group and take on new challenges. I hope you'll stick with us for the ride (I know you will), because it's going to be a lot of fun!

    Any questions, concerns, ANYTHING - hit me up direct or in this thread. I've been working on an update for the volunteers but it looks like you beat me to the punch
    Love it .
    03-02-2019 01:44 AM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    03-02-2019 05:22 AM
  19. davidnc's Avatar
    So all the MoNa sites to be included .
    03-02-2019 06:09 AM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Oh @HelloNNNewman I know where your heart is
    BTW James, I don't want go off topic, and I have a feeling you're probably a busy man these days, but it's always great to hear from you. Please say hello once in awhile and thanks for all that you do.
    03-02-2019 06:38 AM
  21. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Mike Dee - really appreciate that! I definitely will
    James Falconer
    VP Audience Development, Mobile Nations
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    03-02-2019 09:28 AM
  22. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Oh man, I hope the experience I've had on these sites for years doesn't change. I don't want to see crappy, clickbait articles.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-02-2019 01:50 PM
  23. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Mr Segundus - only more of the stuff you love coming your way
    James Falconer
    VP Audience Development, Mobile Nations
    HelloNNNewman and Mr Segundus like this.
    03-02-2019 03:32 PM
  24. belodion's Avatar
    (Thread title changed in accordance with OP request.)
    anon(3641385) likes this.
    03-02-2019 04:17 PM
  25. pkcable's Avatar
    Free magazine subs for all! Future has some great magazine brands!
    03-02-2019 07:55 PM
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