Informer, you no say Daddy me Snow me I'll go blame…
…a licky Boom Boom Down.
So sang Canadian reggae artist Snow on his 1993 hit “Informer”.
But that isn't the “informer” that’s front of mind for all those in the world of tech media today. Oh no, that one’s spelt differently, but sounds the same…hence my ridiculous link.
Eagle-eyed amongst you will have seen that publishing and conference company Informa has snapped up Datamonitor for a shade over half a billion quid.
Half a billion?! Bit spenny? Perhaps, because as the Daily Telegraph points out: “Datamonitor's shares are trading at multi-year highs and media analysts believe that Informa shareholders could raise questions about the price it is willing to pay to capture its target.”
Still, you get some good stuff for your money…CBR, Ovum, ComputerWire…so it might be decent value. And there isn't much crossover between Informa's rather meagre selection of tech titles (which, as far as I can see, numbers one telco mag...) so it shouldn't have too many ramifications.