Monday, May 16, 2016

Another Nail in the Coffin for Adobe Flash Player

Just noted a CNET article confirming our earlier post on the demise of Adobe Flash Player. According to the article, by the end of this year, Google will switch off default support for Flash in their Chrome browser for all websites with only 10 exceptions. (Exceptions include YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon, although even these exceptions are subject to review in the future.)

Clearly, Google is trying to wean website developers off of Flash, while promoting HTML5 as the default standard. This has been driven at least in part by the known (and recurring) security and compatibility issues surrounding Flash, especially on mobile devices.

You may recall our earlier post highlighting Apple's decision to stop supporting Flash on their iOS mobile platform; that's why we started switching our client web development work from Flash to HTML5 over four years ago. Now, Google's latest announcement may be the decisive nail in the coffin for Flash.

Here's a link the the full article: Article: Google to Block Flash on Chrome

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Exit Strategy: Helping a Client Find the Right Buyer for Her Business

We've had the pleasure of helping many company founders translate their vision into a killer website over the past dozen years. Memorable among these are the mother-daughter team behind Wear to Win, a beautiful line of women's performance sportswear. Made in America, they grew it with a combination of direct sales online and wholesale distribution though dozens of golf pro shops.

But life sometimes intrudes on the best business plan. When her daughter got married, moved and had a baby, mom told us it was time for her to pass the torch.

Based on our M&A experience we offered to take on the role of "matchmaker" to help them find a buyer to "raise their baby".  Structured as an asset sale for the inventory, IP, website, (and more) we think it's a pretty compelling business opportunity. For anyone who's looking for a "turn-key" business with lots of growth potential Wear to Win could be just the ticket.

Check out the article that just ran in one of the local papers: BCR Article on Wear to Win

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