Apple looking to purchase EA?

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Take this with a with a grain of salt, but the intertubes are buzzing with rumours that Apple is going to acquire Electronic Arts, the world's second largest gaming company. Yup, Twitter isn't the only...

MS CFO Eyes Hostile Yahoo Takeover

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Microsoft is considering launching a hostile bid for search provider Yahoo as early next week if Yahoo does not begin talks soon, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell said today. Liddell repeated a threat by Chief...

RIM shares rise on Microsoft takeover rumour

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Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. are climbing on rumours that the BlackBerry maker may be bought by software giant Microsoft Corp. RIM shares set a new trading record by rising as high as $89.68...

DRM-Free Music Giant EMI Agrees to Takeover

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EMI, the music group behind Apple's digital rights management free iTunes, has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion (US$6.4 billion). The deal values EMI shares at £2.4 billion...

Palm takeover expected this week

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Nokia and up to three other potential bidders are interested in buying Palm Incorporated, which could be sold for some $2 billion as early as this week. Based on unidentified sources, Unstrung.com believes Palm’s management...

Microsoft is 2006 takeover titan

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Microsoft racked up the largest number of global acquisitions in 2006 with 14 takeovers. Oracle and KPN were placed joint second, with 13 acquisitions apiece, and IBM came in fourth with 12 buyouts, according to...

Adobe's Macromedia Takeover Clears Final Hurdle

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Adobe's multi-billion dollar takeover of rival software developerMacromedia has received regulatory clearance and is expected to becompleted Saturday. Adobe announced late Thursday that it and Macromedia have eitherreceived or been notified they will...

Vivendi Universal denies Ubisoft takeover rumours

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Publisher Vivendi Universal Games has flatly denied rumours that it is in negotiations with Ubisoft regarding a possible merger or takeover, quashing speculation which stemmed from a French newspaper report. In a terse...

EA tries to revive DICE takeover

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Publisher picks up additional shareholder votes and extends its offer for another month. Electronic Arts today said that attempts to buy Digital Illusions CE, the Stockholm-based developer of the successful Battlefield franchise,...

Electronic Arts' takeover of DICE on ice

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Digital Illusions stockholders balk at EA's buyout offer; deal that was to close December 27 now in limbo. Two days after gaming giant Electronic Arts spent a bundle on obtaining an exclusive...

Soyo says no truth to takeover rumours

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On August 2, 2004 a publication by DigiTimes claimed that SOYO was taken over by investors. However this report is not true according to the president of SOYO Ming Chok. This popular...

Eidos confirms rumours of takeover talks

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Eidos has confirmed with a number of companies regarding a possible takeover bid, responding to recent rumours, which has caused the company's share price to rebound. Eidos said that its "preliminary discussions with a small...

Viacom rules out EA takeover

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Responding to recent speculation, Viacom boss Sumner Redstone states that he has no intention of targeting EA for a takeover. According to a recent Reuters report, Viacom chairman and chief executive Sumner...

Takeover attempt takes its toll

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You have to give Oracle points for determination. The software company has been thwarted at nearly every turn in its effort to acquire rival PeopleSoft, and that may have just been a...

Sun Microsystems Shares Rise on Takeover Talk

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Shares of Sun Microsystems Inc., which makes computers that run networks, rose more than 5 percent on Friday as takeover speculation emerged yet again, analysts said. "This sounds a lot more like takeover...

HotJobs favors Yahoo takeover bid

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Online job recruitment company HotJobs.com on Monday said it intends to accept an unsolicited bid from Yahoo unless TMP Worldwide, which agreed to buy HotJobs in June, sweetens its offer. Yahoo earlier...

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