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Two MAC Acquisitions

There are three things (remotely beauty-related things) that moved Monday into great day territory. First, I actually got up off my ass and successfully de-potted some MAC eyeshadows and blushes and I didn’t burn my house down or anything along those lines. 437 more words

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Chernin and AT&T Set to Buy Control of Fullscreen YouTube Network

Fullscreen, the YouTube network that has been talking to prospective buyers for months, is ready to make a deal. Sources familiar with the company say it is finalizing a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group. 278 more words

Media

Google acquires 3D graphics firm drawElements for upwards of $10 million

Google has acquired 3D graphics firm drawElements, which offers cutting-edge GPU quality analysis solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although ArcticStartup reports that it has narrowed down the dollar value to eight figures.

Google Corporate

There Have Been No Google-Spotify Acquisition Talks

When last we checked in, The Wall Street Journal was surmising, based on a public cocktail between AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Sun Valley, that a merger could possibly be afoot between their companies. 493 more words

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Midweek review

The reputational impact of the proposed AstraZeneca/Pfizer deal

Before last week few people in the UK would have been familiar with the name AstraZeneca. Even fewer would have known it was a British company and fewer still would have known its great track record in research and development. 483 more words

REPUTATION

Not-So-Smartphone: Microsoft Misses on Earnings Due to, Yep, Nokia

Microsoft turned in a pretty decent fourth quarter, with revenue of $23.4 billion, handily beating analyst estimates of $23 billion. But it missed on earnings per share — 55 cents, which was below the 60 cents expected, due to an eight cent per share loss related to its Nokia acquisition. 237 more words

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Here's an NSA-styled conspiracy theory about Yahoo and Flurry

Yahoo has acquired Flurry for a reported $200 to $300 million.  Ostensibly it’s for Flurry’s targeting ability and fledgling ad network; but I have a more sinister suspicion, totally unfounded. 161 more words

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