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Big Dell Holder to Vote Against Buyout

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Dell Inc.’s largest outside investor on Friday said it would vote against the proposed $24.4 billion deal to take the computer maker private. The shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management Inc., which says it owns approximately 8.5 percent of Dell’s outstanding shares, voiced its opposition to the leveraged buyout in a strongly-worded...
Big Dell Holder to Vote Against Buyout

Apple Becomes Most Valuable Publicly-Traded Stock Ever

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Milestones for Apple's stock are falling rapidly in recent days, with another strong performance today pushing Apple past Microsoft for the title of most valuable publicly-trade stock ever, a distinction Microsoft has held since December 1999. Microsoft's market capitalization peaked on December 30, 1999, reaching an intraday high of $119.94...
Apple Becomes Most Valuable Publicly-Traded Stock Ever

Large shareholder claims Clearwire has 'stacked the deck' in favor of Sprint deal

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Clearwire Chairman John Stanton is back again today urging shareholders to vote for Sprint’s $3.40 per share offer, a deal which represents a 14 percent premium over the previous $2.97 offer. The vote will be counted at a special meeting of shareholders on May 31, and could end the months-long...
Large shareholder claims Clearwire has 'stacked the deck' in favor of Sprint deal

STERNE AGEE: Here's Why Facebook Is Worth $126 Billion

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Facebook is worth about $126 billion ahead of its IPO, according to a new research note by Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia. Analyst firm Sterne Agee just set a price target of $46 for Facebook with a "buy" rating — it's one of a handful of firms that have already issued...
STERNE AGEE: Here's Why Facebook Is Worth $126 Billion

Red Hat announces yet another $300 million stock buyback program

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Today Red Hat announced the creation of a new, $300 million stock buyback program. According to the company, the stock may be purchased either from the public market, or “in privately negotiated transactions.” The sum and timing of the news come on the end of a prior $300 million buyback...
Red Hat announces yet another $300 million stock buyback program

Facebook Hits A New Record High Value Of At Least $103.4 Billion

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Facebook stock has blown past even the most bullish estimates to a value of $103.4 billion to $110 billion, based on today’s SharesPost auction closing at $44 per share.  The $103.4 billion figure is based on the company still having 2.35 billion outstanding shares; assume that the actual number is...
Facebook Hits A New Record High Value Of At Least $103.4 Billion

Salesforce Just Made Its Biggest Acquisition Yet, Buys Cloud Marketing Company ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

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Salesforce just made an acquisition that makes BuddyMedia's $700 million exit look cheap. ExactTarget has been acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion, the company's largest acquisition to date, AllThingsD reports. ExactTarget is a cloud marketing platform that works with 6,000 brands including Nike and Coke. Salesforce is paying $33.75 per...
Salesforce Just Made Its Biggest Acquisition Yet, Buys Cloud Marketing Company ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

If You Think The Word Acqui-Hire Really Means Failure, Take A Look At FriendFeed's ~ $330 Million Exit

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When a startup gets acquired for its talent rather than its product, it can be viewed as a failure. Gowalla, for example, shut down its doors in December and the founders jumped ship to Facebook. Facebook didn't acquire the service or technology, so it seemed like the founders were...
If You Think The Word Acqui-Hire Really Means Failure, Take A Look At FriendFeed's ~ $330 Million Exit

Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private

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When the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, John Harbaugh said the win "wasn't pretty, but it was us." Now, the CEO and founder of Dell, Inc. is facing the same sort of scenario as he's looking to take Dell private—it's going to be ugly and very much in the character...
Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private
Salesforce to buy cloud marketing biz ExactTarget for a massive $2.5B

Groupon shares tumble to new low after lock-up expires

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Deal or not, plenty of Groupon insiders are opting to unload shares in their first opportunity since the company’s public debut, and they’re helping to send Groupon’s share price tumbling to new lows Friday. Groupon, which debuted on the NASDAQ in November, is trading down nearly 10 percent today,...
Groupon shares tumble to new low after lock-up expires

RIM May Not Survive, but Its Founders' Non-Profit Side Projects Will

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About four years ago I visited Waterloo, Canada. The main purpose of the trip was to visit the headquarters of Research In Motion, the now-floundering maker of the BlackBerry line of smartphones. RIM was at that point at the zenith of its power. Its share price earlier that summer had...
RIM May Not Survive, but Its Founders' Non-Profit Side Projects Will

Sprint gains control over Clearwire with stock buy

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Sprint has upped in investment in Clearwire to give it the majority stake it needs to take direct control of the struggling 4G carrier. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Sprint revealed it has bought the outstanding shares of Eagle River Holdings, the investment arm...
Sprint gains control over Clearwire with stock buy

ONE BILLION DOLLARS, ONE SCHMILLION DOLLARS: AOL's Angriest Shareholder Is Still Angry (AOL)

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In a deft move, AOL sold 800 patents to Microsoft for a billion dollars yesterday. A billion dollars! AOL's angriest shareholder, Starboard Value LP, was pleased with the news. In a letter to AOL's board, Starboard wrote: "We commend management and the Board for taking this meaningful first step...
ONE BILLION DOLLARS, ONE SCHMILLION DOLLARS: AOL's Angriest Shareholder Is Still Angry (AOL)

Apple to distribute another $2.867 billion to shareholders via dividend

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Apple is paying its shareholders a slightly larger quarterly dividend today, distributing over $2.867 billion in $3.05 per share payments across the company's 940 million outstanding shares.    ...
Apple to distribute another $2.867 billion to shareholders via dividend

Don't Believe The Hype -- The Dell Deal Can Happen Without Its Biggest Shareholders

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If you're following the deal to take Dell private closely, you know that that the companies two biggest shareholders (outside of founder Michael Dell) have voiced their opposition to the $24.4 billion sale. Both Southeastern Asset Management and T. Rowe Price say that the price tag "does not reflect the...
Don't Believe The Hype -- The Dell Deal Can Happen Without Its Biggest Shareholders

Facebook Just Completed Its $735 Million Instagram Deal (FB)

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Instagram founder Kevin Systrom is now a Facebook employee. The social network has completed its acquisition of the photo-sharing service, Facebook executive Mike Schroepfer announced in a post. Last week, at a hearing to win approval from California for the deal, Systrom said that Instagram's 16 employees would move out...
Facebook Just Completed Its $735 Million Instagram Deal (FB)

Amazon's other Cyber Monday deal: $3 billion in debt

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Amazon.com raised $3 billion on Monday by selling bonds for the first time in nearly 15 years. The company says in an SEC filing that it will use the proceeds from the debt offering for “general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of debt, repurchases of outstanding shares of common...
Amazon's other Cyber Monday deal: $3 billion in debt

Salesforce aims $2.5B deal at ExactTarget

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In its largest acquisition to date, the cloud software company will buy all outstanding shares in ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, paying a stock premium of more than 50 percent. [Read more]...
Salesforce aims $2.5B deal at ExactTarget

Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash

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Amazon has just announced that it will acquire order fulfillment company Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. We’ve embedded the release below. Kiva Systems’ interconnected hardware and software package is designed to streamline the process of picking, packing and shipping e-commerce products for delivery. SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today...
Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash

Zynga Files For Secondary Offering as it Tries to Manage Lock-Up Period, Employee Share Sales

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Zynga said today that it is registering for a secondary offering of shares as it tries to manage a lock-up period for employees that might negatively affect the company’s share price. Employees aren’t allowed to sell shares until a certain number of days after the initial public offering. Most of...
Zynga Files For Secondary Offering as it Tries to Manage Lock-Up Period, Employee Share Sales

Apple makes sure employees get dividend, too

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Tim Cook (Credit: Apple) A new regulatory filing from Apple details the company’s plan to ensure its employees receive the equivalent of the dividends it plans to grant to shareholders, even though the type of stock they hold wouldn’t normally be eligible for the payout. The only exception is Apple...
Apple makes sure employees get dividend, too

And Now Facebook's Stock Crash Has Created A Bunch Of New Problems For The Company... (FB)

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Facebook's stock crash has done more than blindside investors who figured that no price was too high and loaded up at the IPO. The crash has also created a bunch of new problems for the company, all of which could put additional pressure on the share price. Lock-up releases...
And Now Facebook's Stock Crash Has Created A Bunch Of New Problems For The Company... (FB)
Apple overtakes Microsoft as most valuable company ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook to forgo a $75 million dividend payout

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Asks the board not to issue dividends on his 1.125 million shares of restricted stock FORTUNE — It’s not everybody who can afford to turn down $75 million. But given the way he’s been treated in the press lately, it may be that Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook couldn’t afford not...
Apple CEO Tim Cook to forgo a $75 million dividend payout

Clearwire shareholder meeting rescheduled after Dish improves its offer

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Dish's interesting attempt to acquire its way into the wireless data business has taken another turn this evening, thanks to a new development in its bid for Clearwire. Dish upped its offer to $4.40 per share for all of the company's outstanding shares earlier this week, and the Clearwire...
Clearwire shareholder meeting rescheduled after Dish improves its offer

Apple to distribute another $2.5 billion to shareholders via Thursday dividend

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Apple will pay shareholders its second dividend in 17 years tomorrow, distributing roughly $2.5 billion in $2.65 per share across the company's 935 million outstanding shares....
Apple to distribute another $2.5 billion to shareholders via Thursday dividend
Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M

Facebook Or Yahoo: Which One Gets Back To $38 First? (FB, YHOO)

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This is a guest post from Martin Wolf, an M&A advisor focused on mid-market IT. On May 18, 2012, Facebook began trading, opening at $42 and closing at $38.23.  The last date that Yahoo topped $38.23 was January 17, 2006 when it closed at $40.11.  Since 2006, Yahoo has had...
Facebook Or Yahoo: Which One Gets Back To $38 First? (FB, YHOO)

Google's Schmidt To Sell $2.5 Billion Worth Of Stock

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On Friday Google filed an “8-K” form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which indicated that over the course of the coming year Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will sell roughly 42 percent of his outstanding shares in the company. According to the filing: As of... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Google's Schmidt To Sell $2.5 Billion Worth Of Stock
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