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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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