Signet Jewelers Acquires Zales in $900 Million Deal

Signet Jewelers Acquires Zales in $900 Million Deal

By Brian Powell February 19, 2014

Much hubbub has been made lately concerning the return of monopolies in the US capitalist structure. First, there was the news that Comcast was buying Time Warner in a $45.2 billion deal. Then, there were rumors that Apple was seeking …

Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share

In December 2012, Sprint Nextel announced that it would acquire the 50% of Clearwire that it did not already own for $2.2 billion. Sprint would pay $2.97 per share of Cleawire, valuing the company at around $10 billion. The acquisition …

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Complete T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Complete

Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, today announced that the merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS Communications is complete. The two companies will now be known under the name T-Mobile US, and stock in the company has begun trading …

Sprint, Dish Continue Merger Talks With Waiver From SoftBank Sprint, Dish Continue Merger Talks With Waiver From SoftBank

Sprint Nextel has been in negotiations with SoftBank for a $20 billion merger since last October. However, Dish Network swooped in earlier this month with a $25 billion offer for Sprint, making things much more complicated. Sprint is currently in …

R.R. Donnelley Buys EDGAR Online R.R. Donnelley Buys EDGAR Online

Printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. has announced that it will acquire financial data firm EDGAR Online for roughly $38.6 million, which would expand its digital product offering. Along with debt and a payment equal to the redemption price …

What Happens to AT&T and T-Mobile Now? Congressman Boucher Weighs In What Happens to AT&T and T-Mobile Now? Congressman Boucher Weighs In


Last month, AT&T withdrew its bid to purchase T-Mobile USA from Duetsche Telekom after a lot of criticism, especially from the Department of Justice and the FCC. The merger did receive a lot of support, but criticism proved to be louder.

Napster Merges With Rhapsody Napster Merges With Rhapsody

It’s a sad day for fans of old school file-sharing, as Napster is no more. Starting yesterday, Napster officially began merging with Rhapsody, the largest on-demand music service in the United States. Back in October, Best Buy, the parent company …

Microsoft & Yahoo Trying To Get Time Warner On Their Side

You’ve heard said "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," now Yahoo wants to test the boundaries of that maxim to the full.

The Microsoft-Yahoo Merger From A User Point Of View

I’ve stayed out of the Microsoft attempted merger of Yahoo so far. But EVERYONE seems to be talking about it from all sorts of angles.

Me? I take the user’s point of view and that’s one I haven’t seen discussed much yet.

Will Yahoo moving to Microsoft be a good thing for users? Let’s take a tour.

Google, Microsoft Testify About DoubleClick

This is the Internet age. We don’t have to wait for general counsels to drop their bon mots before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, because they are already posted online.

Study: Google Would Raise DoubleClick Prices

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) released an antitrust analysis of the proposed Google and DoubleClick, and suggested the deal would harm DoubleClick’s display ad clients.

Google, DoubleClick Cast As Net Neutrality Fight

Sparks fly as Scott Cleland, president of Precursor Group and chairman of anti-net neutrality organization Netcompetition.org, receives the criticism he fully expected in assessing the likelihood of the Google offer for DoubleClick being blocked.

Microsoft Buying Yahoo? No Way

They don’t need Yahoo and they don’t want Yahoo up in Redmond. Microsoft can compete just fine with Google without Yahoo.

Microsoft Buying Yahoo: Rumors Reappear
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A year ago, the two companies were reportedly in talks about a merger, but those conversations were dismissed as rumors and speculation. Well, here’s Microsoft and Yahoo 2.0.

AOL & Yahoo: No Merger, No Cry

In a world of scenarios and a slow news week, chatter about a possible AOL/Yahoo merger has crested the waves and face-planted itself upon the sandy shores of consideration.

VARs NWN, NetTeks Cancel Merger

The marriage is off – NWN and NetTeks Technology Consultants no longer intend to merge.

Case Apologizes For Merger Again

Steve Case has already gone on the record to say he regretted the AOL-Time Warner merger, but the AOL founder was referring more to the merger’s implementation than to the theory behind it. Now he’s said “sorry” again.