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Potential Bidding War Emerges for Quest Software

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A number of parties have submitted bids to acquire Quest Software, which announced in March that it was going private via a US$2 billion stock buyback in......
Potential Bidding War Emerges for Quest Software

What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)

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Hours after Zynga paid ~$200 million for social gaming startup OMGPOP, we sat down with CEO Dan Porter to find out more about the decision. He was joined by Zynga's chief mobile exec David Ko. While Zynga is technically buying OMGPOP, the reality is that it's buying "Draw Something,"...
What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)
Hulu bidding war edges up to $1B with DirecTV offer (report)

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

Dropbox Paid Upwards of $50 Million For Mailbox

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When Dropbox announced Friday that it is acquiring Mailbox, terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it didn’t take long for them to leak out. Sources familiar with the deal say it was a sizable one for such an early-stage outfit, with a price driven upwards thanks to interest from...
Dropbox Paid Upwards of $50 Million For Mailbox

Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved Dell Software‘s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of IT provider, Quest Software. Dell beat out an alliance of private investment firm, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, in a two-month bidding war. As Reuters today reported, the acquisition is core to Dell’s vision to reduce...
Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

Nokia Has $6 Billion In Patents And Its Ready To Start Selling Some Of Them (NOK, MSFT)

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Nokia whiffed on building a true competitor to the iPhone until it released the Lumia 900 this year. It's not because the company didn't see the iPhone coming, rather it's because the company was too dysfunctional to release a great smartphone. That's the takeaway from a terrific story by Anton...
Nokia Has $6 Billion In Patents And Its Ready To Start Selling Some Of Them (NOK, MSFT)

Kodak: Maybe We Won't Sell Our Digital Imaging Patents

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Kodak is having second thoughts about selling off its digital imaging patent portfolio. The struggling photography pioneer, which for the past year has been gearing up to sell off some 1,100 patents as part of its effort to emerge from bankruptcy, said Thursday that it may not sell some —...
Kodak: Maybe We Won't Sell Our Digital Imaging Patents

Bidding War for Dell Appears Likely

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Carl Icahn and Blackstone Group each expressed interest in the computer maker in advance of a Friday deadline. Blackstone indicated it could pay more than the current offer but less than $15 per share....
Bidding War for Dell Appears Likely

BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple

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Back in February I said that if you miss Siri you will miss the future of the Web. Well, Apple did not miss the future of the Web. According to FTC Apple just purchased Siri. If previous acquisitions by Apple are an indicator this would have gone for 8x...
BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

The Cable Sports Bidding War Will Justify The Dodgers $2.15B Sale Price

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How does a faded Major League Baseball franchise—one that hasn’t won a championship in 24 years and has fallen into disrepair under consecutive floundering ownership regimes—get moved for the largest team sale price in pro-sports history? It all has to do with the licensing power of regional sports cable...
The Cable Sports Bidding War Will Justify The Dodgers $2.15B Sale Price

Google Buying Wavii After Bidding War With Apple

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Google has bought aggregation and summarization startup Wavii for more than $30 million, winning a bidding war with Apple over the firm. TechCrunch is reporting that Apple wanted to integrate the company with its Siri division. Both Apple and Google were competing for the Seattle-based startup, and Google eventually won....
Google Buying Wavii After Bidding War With Apple
Sources: Google's Sparrow purchase cost under $25 million, will bring 'beauty' to Gmail

Bidding War Brews for Life Technologies

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Life Technologies for a decade got little notice outside its niche. That's changing, now that a bidding war is brewing between a buyout group and another lab-equipment maker....
Bidding War Brews for Life Technologies
Google is a far better fit for Waze than Facebook

Google, Facebook launch bidding war for Waze

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Google is reportedly bidding for crowd-sourced map app provider Waze, igniting a possible bidding war with Facebook....
Google, Facebook launch bidding war for Waze

Apple, Google team up to offer joint bid for Kodak patents

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Rather than allow a potential bidding war to drive up the price, or having both parties walk away leaving Kodak without a way to secure needed financing, Apple and Google are said to have opted to team up on a joint, over-$500 million bid for 1,100 Kodak digital imaging patents....
Apple, Google team up to offer joint bid for Kodak patents

$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing

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Right, Facebook is buying Instagram. But let’s not get ourselves too twisted over the dollar tag. I suspect that there was a bidding war of a sort with Google over the app. The app itself, Instagram, isn’t too important. It’s a photo app. Facebook could build it in a week, without breaking...
$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing

Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

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No, Facebook is not in serious talks to buy Foursquare. No, Microsoft is not poised to snap up the social location start-up, beyond a cursory should-we-look query to itself. No, there is no longer a crazy bidding war going on among major venture players in Silicon Valley, all waiting...
Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

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Bloomberg reports that Apple and Google have joined forces to put forward a bid of more than $500 million to purchase the patent portfolio of bankrupt imaging pioneer Eastman Kodak.The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two separate consortia this summer to buy...
Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

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Dell and Quest software officially revealed what the world already knew: that Dell was in a bidding war against a band of private equity firms to buy Quest Software. The two companies announced that Dell would buy Quest for $2.4 billion -- slightly more than Dell's own last bid of...
Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

DealBook: Novel Maneuvers in Battle for Quest Software

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The bidding war that has emerged for Quest Software highlights a board's quandary when the chief executive makes a play for the company: whose rights should triumph, those of the majority shareholder or all shareholders?...
DealBook: Novel Maneuvers in Battle for Quest Software

Zynga And CBS Are Working To Bring Draw Something To Primetime TV

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So you wondered how Zynga was gonna make money off its $210 million acquisition of OMGPOP? How about this: Hit game title Draw Something will soon be at the center of a new primetime game show, according to a report by Variety. The show’s pilot, which was picked up by...
Zynga And CBS Are Working To Bring Draw Something To Primetime TV

T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

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T-Mobile USA’s Neville Ray. T-Mobile USA’s chief technology officer is defending the technical underpinnings of the company’s proposed combination with MetroPCS, suggesting that T-Mobile would be in a better position than rival Sprint Nextel to absorb the smaller wireless carrier’s spectrum and customers. The comments to analysts follow reports that...
T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

After Two Missed Quarters, Can Dell Make Investors Happy At Last?

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Computing and IT giant Dell will report its quarterly earnings results today after the markets close for trading in New York. Investors will get a look at the latest state of play at Dell on its path to transform itself from a PC-centric company to one that focuses more on...
After Two Missed Quarters, Can Dell Make Investors Happy At Last?
Original 1960s Batmobile fetches $4.2 million at auction
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

T-Mobile CEO rips into rivals, dubs AT&T network 'crap' and calls Verizon uncool

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere John Legere has kept a pretty low profile since being named CEO of T-Mobile USA last September, even though he did already help orchestrate a big merger with MetroPCS. But now we’re starting to hear more from the wireless executive. And Legere, the former CEO of...
T-Mobile CEO rips into rivals, dubs AT&T network 'crap' and calls Verizon uncool

Sonics update: Bidding war? Seattle group increases bid by $25M

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The Seattle investment group led by Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is raising its bid to bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. Late Friday, Hansen wrote that his group is increasing its purchase offer to buy the Sacramento Kings from the Maloof family by $25 million...
Sonics update: Bidding war? Seattle group increases bid by $25M
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