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  • Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

    Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

    Microsoft is talking with Dell about financing its buyout. The deal is reported to be worth about $2 billion. For the past few weeks there have been reports that Dell has been in talks with Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, to buy out the public shareholders. It has been reported that the buyout would be $13 to $14 per share. CNBC broke the Microsoft news this morning. Read More

  • Walmart buys VUDU

    The title says it all, ladies and gentlemen. Walmart plans to buy VUDU. The deal is expected to close in a few weeks. Full press release inside. Read More

  • Samsung accepts Nokia's offer for Symbian buyout

    In preparation for taking Symbian open-source and royalty free for Symbian Foundation partners, Nokia has spent the last few months buying out all of the other shareholders. As of this morning, the job is done; Nokia has announced that the last shareholder involved, Samsung, has accepted their offer. The cumulative total for all of the buyouts will set Nokia back around $410 million. Read More

  • Breaking: CBS Buys Last.fm

    Some breaking news just in from the wire. CBS has purchased Last.fm for $280 million in cash. With more than 15 million active users, myself included, Last.fm is well worth the money with all the rich features it offers. CBS has said it plans on turning the site from a content-based site to an audience-based one. What that exactly means is beyond me, so I suppose in time we’ll see… Read More

  • Microsoft Buying Yahoo!

    …are what two newspapers are currently speculating. No official deal of any kind has been made yet but apparently Microsoft has started talking with Yahoo! about a possible acquisition. Wall Street seems to be pretty happy about the news, as Yahoo! shares jumped 14.6-percent and analysts say the move is crucial to beating Google. However, there’s a problem with the reporting here. Read More