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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

The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo, Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion...
The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion

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Ownership of the stock photo giant Getty Images has changed hands. The Carlyle Group has bought a controlling stake in Getty Images for the price of $3.3 billion, and it's also reported existing execs will invest a lot of their equity into the deal. Getty Images was previously owned by...
Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion

Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?: Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes: Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.  Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading....
Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So

With revenue at stake, companies want business-savvy tech workers

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Financial concerns in the wake of the recession are causing companies to better align IT and business and this shift is changing what is expected from technology workers, say executives and staffing professionals. Business acumen is now on par with possessing stellar technical skills, with in-demand employees those who can...
With revenue at stake, companies want business-savvy tech workers

Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who parlayed Facebook cash into a multi-million dollar Bitcoin stake, say making money means working with the Feds. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Foundation is about to hire its first D.C. lobbyist. [Read more]...
Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect (FAQ)

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The U.S., Canada, and European allies are squaring off against Russia and China at a U.N. Internet summit. At stake: the future of how the Internet will be run. [Read more]...
The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect (FAQ)

Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

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Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce company, just announced that it is paying $586 million for an 18% stake in Sina Weibo, the online ad company's Twitter-like social media platform. Alibaba will have the option to raise its stake to 30% in the future. The official announcement noted that the deal should bring...
Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

Liberty Buys Control of TripAdvisor

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John Malone's Liberty Interactive is buying most of Barry Diller's stake in TripAdvisor for about $300 million, giving Liberty control of the travel website....
Liberty Buys Control of TripAdvisor

New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

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New ad industry figures claim the number of online video ads shown in the last quarter of 2012 grew an eye-popping 52 percent compared to the previous three months. This stat shows that TV dollars may be shifting to the web in force; this could also come as good news...
New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

Dell in Deal to Cap Icahn's Stake

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Dell struck a deal with Carl Icahn under which the activist investor has agreed not to buy shares that would give him a more than 10% stake in the PC maker as the company's takeover process unfolds....
Dell in Deal to Cap Icahn's Stake

Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBC for $16.7 billion

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The cable giant will now own all of NBCUniversal. [Read more]...
Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBC for $16.7 billion

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

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer era begins with a lift as firm posts 'solid' results

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First set of results under new chief executive beat analysts' expectations as Meyer says Yahoo's future is 'incredibly bright'Yahoo beat analysts' expectations on Monday as it posted its first set of results under Marissa Mayer, the former Google executive who took over the troubled internet firm in July.Mayer said her...
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer era begins with a lift as firm posts 'solid' results

Netflix Halted After Carl Icahn Takes A 10% Stake (NFLX)

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Netflix Halted After Carl Icahn Takes A 10% Stake (NFLX)

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

Facebook lawsuit ends with claimant arrested for fraud

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Entrepeneur Paul Ceglia, one-time claimant to Facebook billions, has been charged with mail and wire fraud over what federal prosecutors and the US Postal Inspection Service have determined to be falsified information. Ceglia sued Facebook and its CEO in 2010 on the strength of the forged information, claiming that a...
Facebook lawsuit ends with claimant arrested for fraud

Netflix shares soar as Icahn takes 10% stake

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Company's shares soar on news of Carl Ichan taking minority ownership position in Netflix [Read more]...
Netflix shares soar as Icahn takes 10% stake

Bit by bit, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz offloading shares

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Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is slowly offloading his sizable stake in the social network. Moskovitz, who left Facebook in 2008 to co-found Asana, completed 12 different trades in 150,000-share increments during a two-week period starting on August 17 and ending on September 4, 2012. As of Tuesday, the 28-year-old...
Bit by bit, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz offloading shares

Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

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A hedge-fund executive disclosed that his firm owns about $2 billion in Microsoft stock, stating that the value of the software giant's businesses wasn't appreciated by other investors....
Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Troubled HTC pumps $35.4m into Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, buys 17.1% stake

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Despite alerting investors that it would take a $40 million hit on its OnLive investment earlier today, Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has announced it will make a $35.4 million “strategic investment” in Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, for a 17.10% stake in the company. This is a developing...
Troubled HTC pumps $35.4m into Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, buys 17.1% stake

Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

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First off, I want to say that the $60M acquisition of Socialcam by Autodesk is a great move for both companies. I have been watching Autodesk for the past year or so, and it’s a company that is making bold moves, for sure. Regardless of some of the things that...
Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

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Nokia agreed to pay €1.7 billion ($2.21 billion) to buy Siemens out of its 50% stake in a telecom-equipment joint venture between the two companies....
Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More

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PayPal President David Marcus held an informal sit down with reporters today in San Francisco to address the recent shopping activity over the holidays, PayPal’s strategy on data and mobile, and the potential for the company to take a stake in in-store payments. The payments giant said earlier today that...
PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More

Habbo exposed as paedophile haven

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Balderton Capital will return its 13 per cent stake in social gaming company Sulake at zero value after learning that one of the company's products, Habbo, is to be engulfed in a child sex scandal by Channel 4....
Habbo exposed as paedophile haven

The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

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More STEM visas? Sounds great, doesn’t it? STEM, the acronomic buzzword that stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, encapsulates the side of education that is often referred to as ‘hard.’ As the holder of a philosophy degree, I take minor offense. I kid. Here’s what’s at stake: The United States needs...
The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple

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Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Management has dumped its entire stake in Facebook during the fourth quarter, according to a 13F filing with the SEC.  Tiger Global owned 11,749,221 shares at the end of Q3, the filing shows. The hedge fund also significantly pared back its Apple stake.  The hedge fund...
Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple
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