Acquisitions

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Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Drops Campaign to Derail Dell's Takeover Bid

In letter to the SEC, Icahn says he's done opposing Michael Dell but just getting started recruiting Twitter followers.

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Real-estate information powerhouse Zillow said it will buy StreetEasy for $50 million and also announced a secondary stock offering.

NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

With user-generated content becoming increasingly important for TV and digital news operations, NBC News is hoping to add something new: live streaming video.

Dell Founder Stands Firm on Buyout Offer

Michael Dell will not raise his $24.4 billion bid for the PC maker, even if a vote on the offer is delayed, sources say.

Michael Dell Told to Raise Dell Offer as Carl Icahn Ups the Stakes

The founder has been advised to raise his $24.4 billion offer for Dell, coming under further pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion SoftBank Acquisition

A vote on Tuesday ended a contentious takeover battle for the No. 3 U.S. wireless service provider.

First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What's Driving Yahoo's Startup Appetite

With a string of recent acquisitions and a bid for more, CEO Marissa Mayer is turning Yahoo into a diversified media company.

Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Read about the growing interest in the Israel-based Waze, the problems with Twitter's two-step authentication process, Flickr's website malfunction and more social-media news.

Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

Here's a quick history of the meteoric rise of the popular file-sharing app, which is being acquired by Facebook despite its absence of revenue.

Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the young multimillionaire shares strategies on making your business attractive to a buyer.

Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

The popular photo sharing app will likely be acquired for $1 billion, reports say.

HomeAway Co-founder on Making Acquisitions

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, Brian Sharples explains how he improved the transition process after buying multiple companies.

Three Questions to Ask Potential Acquirers

Being well-informed about potential acquirers doesn't require a crystal ball, but it can help fund your future.

Three Reasons a Buyer Might Pay More for Your Business

Before you decide to put your business up on the block, make sure you fully understand how much what you're offering is worth to buyers.

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
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