Looksmart now have a 'base' in Kitchener, Canada - tiny.cc/v4jo5
In fact, the Kitchener - Waterloo area is becoming so "hot" these days:
Even Facebook itself (no surprise), is *actually* moving to Kitchener.
(AIM Environmental Group-responsible for demolition & environmental abatement of Facebook’s new offices in Kitchener. - tiny.cc/41o6e)
My DG mentions on Yahoo's LOOK board - tiny.cc/fuuep,featuring Looksmart's largest shareholder in Kevin C. Howe (Read here, of his Full Background - tiny.cc/teowe), who had also served as a Director of DG Fast Channel since February 2001 until November 1, 2011.
Kevin C. Howe
Will DG buy Looksmart's Kitchener, Canada Operations?
The evidence surrounding DG and (any such buying of) the Looksmart's Kitchener, Canada Operations is so compelling, I feel. Hopefully (similar to DG's $34 million 'ad unit' buy of PTSX - see below) & leaving Looksmart's (then) independent global marketplace to continue to trade as LOOK & always referred to as being so. (Or, "Old Looksmart")
Now check the number of mentions that I've made (link, below), on just one of DG's most recent acquisitions, of which include MIJO, Treehouse, EyeWonder and MediaMind.
MIJO is (also) located in Toronto - www.mijo.com/ - www.dgit.com/
Elusio Barbarossa - it's a pseudonym (who is an M&A consultant), has written a great analysis @ SeekingAlpha on DG - tiny.cc/xfopa and mentions that the Principals of MIJO (who have joined DG upon the merger, and who run the Canadian division), have built a strong company in Canada.
It's clear that the "ad unit" was the center of attention. - Here's an interesting recent post from Yahoo Finance's PTSX (the "Old Point.360") board:
DG Fastchannel, Blockbuster and PTSX
My Facebook (head-line) move was hardly a prediction, I guess?
Yet (I feel), that 2012 will (indeed) be an interesting year for LOOK shareholders. - That includes the much celebrated Kevin C. Howe.-Then again, there's always others like Facebook, Newscorp, MDC Partners , etc..who'd be only to willing to want a part of that 'unique' performance marketplace that will take 'shape', in 2012.
(Much similar to Microsofts' own $50M involvement with AppNexus, is what I'm suggesting - - with the making of a 'one-off' cash dividend to shareholders? Maybe, perhaps [ by now?], there's the real chance that Looksmart have already paid it's dues?)
Always, only an opinion.
LOOK: $1.29 0.0840 (-6.11%) - finance.yahoo.com/q?s=look
ps; Added Jan, 12th 2012 - Accenture Interactive’s View On Advertising ...And... The CMO ..... With Global MD Hartman http://dlvr.it/14k4mp
Disclosure: Long LOOK