Michael J. Wolf

Don’t Expect Apple Watch to Be Category Killer: Wolf

Michael Wolf, co-founder and managing director at Activate, examines Apple’s latest product offerings, the importance of the iPhone to Apple’s bottom line and his expectations for the impact of the Apple Watch on “In The Loop.”

IPO Process Can Distract From Focus on Business

On Bloomberg’s “In The Loop,” Michael Wolf, co-founder and managing director at Activate, and Jeff Hoffman, co-founder at Priceline, discuss the pressures of the IPO process and the pros and cons of business consolidation.

Content Triggers Urge to Merge in Media Space

Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss Rupert Murdoch’s next move after withdrawing its bid for Time Warner, and weigh in on mergers and acquisitions in the media space.

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There’s Huge Growth Ahead in Chinese Market: Wolf

Activate Co-Founder and Managing Director Michael Wolf discusses Alibaba’s IPO and investing in China on “In The Loop.”

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Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage”: Activate’s Wolf Says Millennials Are Big Merger Target

Michael Wolf, managing director and co-founder of Activate, is seeing two trends in so-called “millennial panic” mergers and acquisitions. He says companies are buying what he calls “internet unicorns”, companies that have scaled very quickly, that have huge user bases and that would be very difficult for big companies to replicate – a group he says is very small. Wolf says the second trend is what he’s calling “aqui-hires”, that is companies buying small companies for their engineers and developer talent. Wolf speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage.”

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