Stacey Vanek Smith
Oct 22, 2012 Ancestry.com has been acquired by a private equity group. The genealogy site has plans to expand services in Europe.
Oct 15, 2012 Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Aug 29, 2012 United’s technical team is scrambling to solve the computer problems that caused long lines of angry people. United has struggled with this since acquiring Continental in 2010.
Aug 27, 2012 The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.
Aug 20, 2012 The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Aug 13, 2012 Mergers and acquisitions news today as Google adds guidebook company Frommer's to its travel and entertainment quiver. What does the search company want to do with the old-school guidebook?
Jul 20, 2012 After the close on Wall Street yesterday, Microsoft announced its first quarterly loss ever. And Google announced a $2.8 billion profit for the quarter. Two very different situations -- but they might just share a theme.
Jul 3, 2012 Cable's The Weather Channel seeks to bolster its forecasting credentials by acquiring Weather Underground, weather buffs' favorite source for learning which way the wind blows.
Apr 26, 2012 Ancestry.com Inc. will soon take over rival family history website Archives.com for the price tag of around $100 million.