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7 Signs You Need to Start Looking for Another Job After Your Employer Is Acquired
Careers

7 Signs You Need to Start Looking for Another Job After Your Employer Is Acquired

The company that hired you is invested in your success. The company that buys that company sees you as an expense.
Tor Constantino
Buying a Rival: Zillow CEO Talks Trulia Deal, Integration and Layoffs
Acquisitions

Buying a Rival: Zillow CEO Talks Trulia Deal, Integration and Layoffs

Zillow has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of online real estate rival Trulia.
Staples Agrees to Buy Office Depot for $6.3 Billion, Creating an Office-Supply Behemoth
Staples

Staples Agrees to Buy Office Depot for $6.3 Billion, Creating an Office-Supply Behemoth

If approved, the deal would combine the No. 1 U.S. office supplier with its closest rival, creating a new company with expected annual revenue of $39 billion.
Catherine Clifford
Staples, Office Depot in Advanced Talks to Merge
Mergers

Staples, Office Depot in Advanced Talks to Merge

The combination of the office-supply giants should lead to greater savings, investors believe.
Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot
Mergers

Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot

Starboard Value has written a letter to Staples urging it to merge with rival its big rival.
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Two Competitors Joined Forces in the Fight to Beat Cancer
Competition

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Two Competitors Joined Forces in the Fight to Beat Cancer

Sometimes it makes sense to merge with your competition. Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum didn't always think so, but they do now.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Activist Investor Urging Yahoo and AOL Merger Discloses Stakes in Both Companies
Mergers

Activist Investor Urging Yahoo and AOL Merger Discloses Stakes in Both Companies

It claims a merger could create up to $1 billion in 'synergies.'
How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition
Acquisitions

How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition

When an acquisition occurs, there will without a doubt be nervous employees, an unavoidable side effect. But entrepreneurs can avoid mass confusion and panic by following these five tips.
Paul Spiegelman
Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring
Mergers and Acquisitions

Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
Benjamin Young
Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base
The Grind

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up' strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.
David Chait
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
Mergers

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Kate Taylor
Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014
Mergers

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
Patti Domm
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'
Technology

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
Catherine Clifford
Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant
Technology

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
Brian Patrick Eha