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Why were MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us ankle-biter aquistions?



 
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Why were MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us ankle-biter aquistions? #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:50 am   Why were MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us ankle-biter aquistions?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #326 "Business Buzzwords: The 'Book'", question 7

I do have a big problem with the fact that Yahoo! has failed to articulate a clear strategy about how the company will be dominant for years to come independently; doing lots of ......... acquisitions is not a strategy (although I like and use MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us).

(a) ankle-biter
(b) back-biter
(c) nail-biter
(d) over-biter

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #326 "Business Buzzwords: The 'Book'", answer 7

I do have a big problem with the fact that Yahoo! has failed to articulate a clear strategy about how the company will be dominant for years to come independently; doing lots of ankle-biter acquisitions is not a strategy (although I like and use MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us).

Correct answer: (a) ankle-biter

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Why were MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us ankle-biter aquistions? #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 01, 2010 14:58 pm   Why were MyBlogLog, Flickr, del.icio.us ankle-biter aquistions?
 

Because he deems them somewhat childish or naive, investment-wise.
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