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What Google wants with travel guide Frommer's

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?
Posted In: search engines, media, Travel, Mergers and Acquisitions, Google, Frommer's

Microsoft vs. Google: A tale of two earnings reports

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.
Posted In: Microsoft, Google, mobile, Mergers and Acquisitions

In weather forecasting wars, opposites do attract

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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Weather Channel, Weather Underground

Ancestry.com rakes in profits, buys up competitor

Apr 26, 2012
Ancestry.com Inc. will soon take over rival family history website Archives.com for the price tag of around $100 million.
Posted In: ancestry, Mergers and Acquisitions

Colorado corporations buy Tahoe ski resorts

Apr 17, 2012
Companies from Colorado bring jobs and capital to Lake Tahoe's ski industry, but also higher prices and local dissent.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, skiing, tahoe, colorado

AT&T finally sells its Yellow Pages unit

Apr 9, 2012
AT&T said it is selling its Yellow Pages unit to private equity firm Cerberus. One a powerhouse, the Yellow Pages is losing to online rivals.
Posted In: Yellow Pages, AT&T, Mergers and Acquisitions

The social networking deal

Apr 9, 2012
A quick look at the social media landscape, and not everyone is happy about the Facebook-Instagram deal.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, Mergers and Acquisitions

The social networking deal

Apr 9, 2012
A quick look at the social media landscape, and not everyone is happy about the Facebook-Instagram deal.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, Mergers and Acquisitions

Is this the beginning of merger season?

Apr 2, 2012
The beauty and fragrance company Coty went public with its offer to buy rival Avon for about $10 billion -- that's an offer Avon so far has rejected. And Express Scripts and Medco -- two companies that process prescriptions at the drug store -- have gotten federal approval for their merger.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, mergers, avon

Avon rejects $10 billion takeover offer by Coty

Apr 2, 2012
Coty is world's biggest perfume maker, making scents for the likes of Calvin Klein and Stetson. In a statement, Avon said it wants nothing to do with the offer.
Posted In: avon, coty, perfume, Mergers and Acquisitions

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