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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

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CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, CrunchFund and Google Ventures. The new investors join Greylock in backing CreativeLIVE, which invested $7.5 million in the...
CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

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Salesforce.com has hired a key former Oracle executive Keith Block as its president and vice chairman.He will lead the enterprise cloud computing company's global sales, customer support and consulting services businesses, and has also been appointed to the company's board.Block, who was executive vice president of Oracle's North America...
Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

People Are Actually Talking About The Possible Collapse Of Dell's $24 Billion Take-Private Deal (DELL)

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Last December, Dell CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake began planning to take PC-maker Dell private. Then, in February the deal reached seeming consummation, with Dell's board agreeing to a $24 billion buyout. In fact, the only threat to the deal was that another private equity, Blackstone,...
People Are Actually Talking About The Possible Collapse Of Dell's $24 Billion Take-Private Deal (DELL)

Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

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After nearly a year in development, Lift launched its first mobile product in August behind an ambitious goal: Boost human potential by helping people achieve their goals. It almost sounds New Age-y, but co-founders Tony Stubblebine and Jon Crosby are serious about doing their part to change the world by...
Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

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Sprint Nextel sent a letter to Clearwire's board stating that some provisions of Dish Network's rival proposal to acquire the broadband provider could trip up a potential deal....
Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

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Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Twitter that Yahoo's board has given the green light for the company's $1.1 billion purchase of the blogging site. [Read more]...
Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ

Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr

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Yahoo’s board of directors has agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD reported Sunday. The deal is expected to be announced Monday. Tumblr founder David Karp, who owns at least 25 percent of the company, has agreed to stay on for at least four years,...
Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr

Apple supplier Foxconn buys stake in camera maker GoPro

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The iPhone and iPad supplier has spent $200 million for a small share of GoPro, and Foxconn's CEO will join GoPro's board. [Read more]...
Apple supplier Foxconn buys stake in camera maker GoPro
Oracle buys cloud marketing firm Eloqua for $871M

Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

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Hewlett-Packard’s new interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, just issued a statement saying he believes in the company’s turnaround strategy. Whitworth, the head of Relational Investors LLC, has more skin in the game from a financial perspective than any other HP director. He owns about 17 million HP shares, worth about $800...
Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

Tuesday's Clearwire Vote a Key Moment For Sprint, But Won't Settle Things

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Sprint’s bid to acquire network operator Clearwire is up for a shareholder vote Tuesday, but the deal’s fate remains uncertain. While Sprint already owns 51 percent of Clearwire, the deal requires the approval of the majority of shares voted by Clearwire’s other owners. And the biggest of those–Crest Financial–strongly opposes...
Tuesday's Clearwire Vote a Key Moment For Sprint, But Won't Settle Things

Maker Studios' Weird Story Gets Weirder, as Former CEO Sues Co-Founders, Investors

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Maker Studios, one of the biggest players on YouTube, is going through a messy divorce: Danny Zappin, the video network’s co-founder and CEO, is suing is co-founders, along with his former investors. Zappin, who stepped down from his post in May but remained on the company’s board, says that co-founders...
Maker Studios' Weird Story Gets Weirder, as Former CEO Sues Co-Founders, Investors

Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

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Levchin. (Loic Le Meur.) New Yahoo director Max Levchin, blogging about joining the company’s board: “Yahoo! showed me that computer geeks can start companies that create that future. I’d love to do my part in helping the company that inspired me.” [Max Levchin] Twelve Seattle neighborhoods are getting faster Internet...
Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

Sony to consider spinning off its entertainment division

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Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony could drop one of those divisions in the near future, as the company's board will soon discuss spinning off its entertainment division in order to help its electronics arm better compete against Apple and Samsung.    ...
Sony to consider spinning off its entertainment division

Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian has quit the board of Amazon.com Inc about a year and a half after joining to take up an unspecified role at the buyer of a company he owned. Krikorian, known for co-founding Sling Media in 2004, informed the...
Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

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Max Levchin has been many things in his long year run in Silicon Valley — PayPal cofounder, Slide founder, angel investor, etc. etc. — but now he’s trying on something more traditional. He’ll be joining Yahoo’s board of directors, in the latest move by the storied web company to reinvigorate...
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

Ruh-roh: Ray Lane owes the feds big ($100M!) tax bill

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Ray Lane, the embattled Hewlett-Packard director faces a big, new worry: The IRS says he owes $100 million in taxes, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg: “…the IRS found Lane, 66, participated in a “sham” tax shelter, generating improperly claimed losses of $251 million to offset income, according to...
Ruh-roh: Ray Lane owes the feds big ($100M!) tax bill
Nexgate nets $3.5M from Sierra to track & protect your company's social accounts

BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

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BlackBerry added two seats to its board Thursday, naming a pair of longtime telecom execs as directors. Joining the company’s board: Richard Lynch, formerly an executive vice president at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Their addition raises the number of...
BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

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Microsoft’s already complicated relationship with the PC industry just got considerably more so. For most of the 30-year history of Windows, Microsoft made the software and the computer makers built the PCs and that was that. But the world is changing. And quickly. Finally responding to the challenge post by...
Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

Steve Forbes' Conduct Questioned As Sex Scandal Engulfs School

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The Brooks School, a prep school in North Andover, Massachusetts, sent a letter to the school community yesterday saying that a former headmaster of the school had engaged in an "objectionable, manipulative" and abusive relationship with a student in the late 1990s. The purpose of the letter was to inform...
Steve Forbes' Conduct Questioned As Sex Scandal Engulfs School

Twitter Poised to Name Media Mogul Peter Chernin to Board of Directors

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Twitter is poised to announce the appointment of Hollywood media exec Peter Chernin to the company’s board of directors, according to sources familiar with the situation. As AllThingsD has previously reported, the microblogging service has been interviewing a series of media executives, including Chernin, for a possible board position with...
Twitter Poised to Name Media Mogul Peter Chernin to Board of Directors
Beating the MetaCafe Curse: Israel finally wins a consumer Web victory over the Valley
Funding daily: beer, real estate, data optimization, payments, and health

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

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Chernin, who was a top exec at News Corp, and who helped found Hulu, would bring a Tinseltown perspective to discussions of Twitter's future direction. [Read more]...
Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

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Carl Icahn has said he is open to a partnership with Blackstone Group in a move that could make it easier for the rival investors to overtake Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout bid for the company he founded, reports Reuters. This means Michael Dell could also potentially lose control of...
Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

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NowThisNews, the startup that’s trying to create a video news service for the iPhone generation, has raised another $4.8 million. In addition to earlier investors, who include Lerer Ventures, Oak Investment and Bedrocket, SoftBbank Capital has also put in money into the new round; SoftBank principal Nikhil Kalghatgi will join...
NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone
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