Merger

Helio posts Virgin Mobile acquisition Q&A

Oh, how I shall miss Helio . In light of this morning’s long expected announcement that Virgin Mobile had purchased Helio, a Q&A has gone up to answer some of the more pressing questions. It

Virgin Mobile to acquire Helio, says FT

Let’s be honest. We’ve seen this coming for more than a month now and the Financial Times is reporting that VM and Helio could announce sometime this week that the two MVNOs will merge leaving SK

FCC chairman Kevin Martin now supports XM-Sirius merger!

It looks like Kevin Martin of the FCC is now supporting the XM-Sirius merger. I think my brain just exploded a little bit. Yes, 16 months after initially proposing the merger (and three months after t

Could politics be holding up the XM-Sirius merger, now 450 days later?

Flickr’d “But if the FCC will no longer approve mergers without Congressional blessing, why does it even need to exist?” So asks the Wall Street Journal, and so ask the good boys and

FCC: XM-Sirius merger action 'soon'

We’re all waiting on this guy The FCC “will hopefully be able to do something on it soon.” “It” is the proposed XM-Sirius merger, while “soon” means whatever

Verizon in talks to buy Alltel

Alltel, the little carrier that could, is in talks with Verizon to merge this year. Verizon is expected to pay eight times Alltel’s EBITDA (“Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and

SK Telecom speaks out on Helio, Virgin Mobile merger rumors [Update]

There isn’t a whole lot to this one other than a quote from an SK Telecom official regarding the Helio and Virgin Mobile merger rumors. But it leads one to believe that the rumors are true. Make the

Analyst: Take-Two's rejection of EA was improper, un-ladylike

Wedbush Morgan, an analyst firm that likes to analyze and comment on things, says that Take-Two is making a mistake in spurning EA’s advances. $26 per share is a good deal, they say, and the com

XM-Sirius in a post-DoJ world: Still needs FCC approval, NAB still complaining

[photopress:xmsir0325.jpg,full,right] The Justice Department gave its blessing to the XM-Sirius merger yesterday. Now we wait for the FCC to weigh in, most likely siding with Justice in giving the mer

XM-Sirius merger approved

The Justice Department has approved the $5 billion merger between Sirius and XM. No news on when the merger will officially happen, but you might want to start your petitions to keep your favorite cha

XM-Sirius decision this month says ranking member of Senate Judiciary Committee

[photopress:arlenxm.jpg,full,center] A decision, one way or the other, on the proposed XM-Sirus merger should be reached by the end of the month. So says Sen. Arlen Spector, the ranking [Republican] m

XM, Sirius extend merger deadline by two months

[photopress:melk.jpg,full,center] It’s been more than a year since the proposed XM-Sirius merger was announced and we’re no closer now to a combined company than we were then. But there&#8

ClearChannel begs gov't to help it keep making money by stopping sattelite radio

[photopress:wowcc.jpg,full,center] Wow ClearChannel has been working behind the scenes in a rather unsavory way to prevent the XM-Sirius merger from happening. I know ClearChannel is “evil&#8221

Claim: 'Drama' building around XM-Sirius merger tonight

[photopress:xmsiren.gif,full,right] Something’s afoot regarding the XM-Sirius merger tonight. Drudge has a sly little note on the left-hand column that reads: “Approved or Denied? Drama Bu

Why hasn't the XM-Sirius merger been approved yet?

What happened to the XM-Sirius merger? Announced last February, the merger appears to have hit a snag. We sat through all of December with little hints here and there—sources say an announcement

Portable Sirius Stilleto 10 receiver for $50 (and a merger update)

If you’ve been thinking about making the satellite radio plunge (and have your heart set on Sirius), today’s the day to whip out your credit card. Today (and today only, according to an e-

Vivendi and Activision combine to create Devastator

I wish. Actually, these two big boys merged to create the decidedly more predictable and tame-sounding “Activision Blizzard,” which sounds a lot like a spell you might cast in D&D. The

XM-Sirius merger could gets thumbs-up from DoJ today

The XM-Sirius merger, yet another story that refuses to go away. Whoops—it might go away today, actually. A recent Bear Sterns report suggests that the Department of Justice may give the merger

XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

Yes, the painfully original XM-Sirius “logo” strikes again Judging by a number posts from earlier in the year, I can tell that a few of you are fans of, or at least followers of, of satell

Acer to Eat Gateway, Bag of Twizzlers

Well this is a fine kettle of fish. Gateway, one of last independent PC brands standing, is merging with Asia’s darling, Acer, to form a Voltron-esque conglomeration, albeit without the red, yel
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