OLD Media Moves

Differing coverage of the Acer-Gateway deal

August 29, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

TheStreet.com’s Marek Fuchs writes Wednesday that the coverage of Acer’s proposed acquisition of Gateway was all over the map, from references to former Chinese leaders to former CEOs of other computer makers.

Marek FuchsBut The Wall Street Journal, wrote Fuchs, got it right.

Fuchs wrote, “They don’t indulge themselves with some lead that traces back 60 years or one, much worse, that throws wet kisses to the disgraced CEO of a company that wasn’t even involved.

“Instead, Jason Dean and Christopher Lawton take a step back and look at what the deal signifies for the PC market at large. In a dreadfully competitive market the world round, they say, the main thing is that size matters.

“‘The banding together of Taiwan-based personal-computer maker Acer Inc. and Gateway Inc. of the U.S. underlines how crucial scale is in the consolidating global personal-computer market, where margins are thin and competition is increasing,’ they say in their lead.”

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