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Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout
Acquisitions

Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout

The South Korean tech company could be offering $7.5 billion.
More Than Tween Stars: How YouTube Is Steering Brands Into the Future
YouTube

More Than Tween Stars: How YouTube Is Steering Brands Into the Future

As online video grows, marketers are embracing branded content and other less-explicit forms of advertising in fascinating ways.
Laura Entis
Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions
Yahoo

Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions

Starboard Value said that if Yahoo pursues its rumored purchase of Scripps Networks, it would indicate that a 'significant leadership change' is required at the tech giant.
Everett Rosenfeld
Coach Scoops Up Shoemaker Stuart Weitzman for $574 Million
Acquisitions

Coach Scoops Up Shoemaker Stuart Weitzman for $574 Million

The move is designed to further diversify the handbag maker's sales.
John Kell
Instagram Now Valued at $35 Billion, Analyst Says
Instagram

Instagram Now Valued at $35 Billion, Analyst Says

Could the photo-sharing tool be Zuckerberg's greatest 'steal'?
Taylor Lorenz
PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion
Acquisitions

PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion

The pet supply retailer agreed to be purchased by a private equity consortium following calls by activist investors for a sale.
Your Company Got Acquired. Now What?
Acquisitions

Your Company Got Acquired. Now What?

A ton of integration issues are at stake, including your potential role at the new company. Here's how to proceed.
David Brown
Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership
Microsoft

Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership

The company said it would buy Microsoft's stake in Nook Media for $62.4 million in cash and about 2.7 million in shares.
Twitter Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Shots, the Bieber-Backed Selfie App
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Twitter Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Shots, the Bieber-Backed Selfie App

This could be the acquisition Twitter's CFO accidentally tweeted about on Monday.
Laura Entis
Canada Sees Burger King/Tim Hortons Decision Before Christmas
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Canada Sees Burger King/Tim Hortons Decision Before Christmas

The decision will be on whether to approve the takeover by the U.S.-based fast-food company of Canada's iconic coffee-and-donut brand.
From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)
Infographics

From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)

Facebook has spent billions acquiring companies over the years. Here's what it bought, and why.
Carly Okyle
Fab Was Once Valued at $1 Billion. Now, It May Sell for a Fraction of That.
Fab

Fab Was Once Valued at $1 Billion. Now, It May Sell for a Fraction of That.

Less than a year and a half ago, the ecommerce company raised $150 million at a $1 billion valuation. Today, the company is reportedly on the block for $15 million.
Laura Entis
 Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation
Acquisitions

Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation

The toymaker is apparently willing to pay a mix of cash and stock, though an exact price has not been determined yet.