Merck invests in new antibiotics

Dec 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have stayed away from developing new antibiotics even though deaths from drug-resistant infections are rising.

Waze: A volunteered, social sort of surveillance?

Jun 10, 2013
Google scoops up the crowd-sourced social mapping app, where users volunteer their location and traffic details. How does volunteer surveillance data compare to the PRISM/NSA variety?

Yahoo spends a cool billion on cool

May 20, 2013
Marissa Mayer is looking to the Tumblr acquisition to help change the DNA of Yahoo, from old and tired to young and hip.

Has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy for Yahoo paid off?

Apr 16, 2013
Since becoming Yahoo CEO last summer, Marissa Mayer has embarked on a takeover strategy: Buy companies to get their talent. As Yahoo reports earnings, we find out if it worked.

Spam maker Hormel to buy Skippy peanut butter

Jan 3, 2013
The company best known for canned and deli meats is taking Skippy off the hands of the huge food conglomerate Unilever for a cool $700 million.

UPS buys Dutch shipping rival for $6.8 billion

Mar 19, 2012
The U.S. shipping giant said Monday it will acquire Europe's No. 2 delivery company, TNT Express, in effort to expand its global reach.

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Google tops most active acquirer list in 2010

Jan 5, 2011
Even after making a $6 billion bid, Google Inc. couldn't hook daily discounter Groupon Inc. into joining its empire last year. But the Intern...