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Jeff Pope Set For BAFTA Honor; Nicola Pearcey Tops Distribution At Lionsgate UK: Global Briefs

BAFTA is due to present screenwriter and producer Jeff Pope with its Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards on May 10. Last presented in honor of Alan Clarke in 2009, this Special Award, whose previous recipients include Paul Greengrass and Adam Curtis, honors Pope for his creative contribution to television. 610 more words

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Gilead CEO: “We are taking suggestions” on companies to buy

In the weeks leading up to Gilead Sciences’ first-quarter earnings Thursday, investors had one burning question on their minds: Who would the biotech company buy next? 642 more words


Intel's Standstill With Altera Expires in June; Hostile Bid Could Follow

Intel signed a standstill agreement earlier this year with Altera that expires on June 1, giving the world’s largest chip maker the option to launch a hostile bid after that, according to sources familiar with the matter. 288 more words


If Salesforce Sells, 'It's Probably Good for Us,' Oracle CEO Says

Oracle CEO Safra Catz declined Thursday to answer questions about the possibility that her company might be in talks to acquire Salesforce.com.

But what if Salesforce were to be acquired by Microsoft or maybe IBM? 277 more words


Lifetime, A&E & History Pick Up 'War And Peace' Limited Series Starring Lily James

A+E Networks’ Lifetime, A&E Network and History have partnered with The Weinstein Co. and the BBC for their six-part limited series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic… 202 more words


'13 Little Blue Envelopes' Movie In The Mail With Alloy & New Line

Alloy Entertainment has landed rights to Maureen Johnson’s bestseller 13 Little Blue Envelopes and will develop the YA novel as a feature film with corporate sibling New Line Cinema. 174 more words


The List of Companies that can Acquire Salesforce.com is Smaller than you Think   

Yesterday, Bloomberg broke the news that Salesforce.com have hired advisers to evaluate a potential takeover offer. The news spread incredibly rapidly and the CRM stock had to be halted due to volatility. 627 more words