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Sprint Nextel Acquired by SK Telecom

It looks like Sprint will be able to start over as part of a new company thanks to South Korea wireless phone service provider SK Telecom. If you remember I commented on rumors that Google will pick up Sprint a...

Did Carl Icahn Kill the Yahoo Deal?

I think many of us couldn't stop watching the OJ trial years back -- not because we wanted to but because we were drawn to it. Some sort of morbid curiosity I suppose. This is how I feel about the...

Yahoo/Microsoft The Never-Ending Story

I am not sure I have the attention span to follow the love/hate story that is the Microsoft/Yahoo/Carl Icahn/Rupert Murdoch relationship acquisition/merger/whatever -- but it seems that as of this moment, Yahoo has once again rejected Microsoft's proposal -- this...

Aspect Buys BlueNote Networks

Why would Aspect, a company which is the largest pure-play contact center equipment and software player in the world buy BlueNote Networks? I am glad you asked. I had met with Aspect execs about this deal a month or so...

Yahoo Looks to Google

Yesterday's news regarding the talks breaking down again between Yahoo and Microsoft leads very nicely into today's news that Yahoo will be displaying Google ads on select portions of its site. Yahoo estimates about $800 million in revenue from this...

Yahoo/Microsoft Deal Off

It seems any chance of a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is over. The number of billionaire Yahoo investors who are likely furious about this state of affairs which is trashing Yahoo's stock can't be counted on a single hand....

Roku: The Apple of TV?

Without a doubt, the new Netflix Player by Roku set top box will become a serious contender for the title "iPod of the world of television." I haven't seen this device yet but based on what I have read...

Plaxo Sends a Message

As I mentioned recently, Comcast picked up Plaxo. Just today I received this e-mail to Plaxo users, explaining the company has been acquired and will remain an independent entity, evolving and growing. It is a pretty good letter as it...

Cisco EMC Merger Rumor

With a majority stake in VMware and a commanding lead of the storage space, what's not to like about EMC. If you are Cisco, it makes sense to pick up EMC now because the stock is down a bit and...

CBS Picks up CNET

Congratulations to CNET for being acquired by CBS for a 40% premium. I have always admired the company and I am curious to see how it changes as it becomes part of a larger media company which has so many...

Microsoft and Yahoo at it Again!

In a story that makes news mostly on weekends, it seems Microsoft is once again in talks with Yahoo. This time the software giant based in Redmond, Washington is thinking about buying some of Yahoo -- not all. I wonder...

Sprint to sell Nextel

The most logical move for Sprint is to sell Nextel to a company that can manage it better than they can. Thankfully for Sprint shareholders, this is exactly what the company has in mind. Recently, Sprint had finally started to...

Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Proposal

In a surprise move, Microsoft announced it has withdrawn its offer for Yahoo. Boy this thing is taking a long time. If this is just posturing, it seems like it is taking focus off the big picture for both firms....

Why Skype Should be Sold to Google

There are now rumors circulating that Google will buy Skype. These rumors are not new -- I wrote about this as recently as November 20 of 2007. But they did die down for a while and have been renewed. I...

Bebo Bought

Boy was I glad I blogged about Bebo being purchased a few months back. The rumored acquirer was supposed to be Google or MySpace but it seems like AOL is getting serious about being a web player once again and...

Rumor: Deutsche Telecom to Acquire Sprint

I don't want to predict a disaster but having Deutsche Telecom acquire Sprint doesn't make sense from the perspective of all the different network types these companies use. Sprint uses CDMA, Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile uses GSM and Nextel uses iDEN....

Tellme Just a Small Yahoo?

If you want to get an idea of what Yahoo could possibly look like after a Microsoft acquisition, it may be useful to look at Tellme, a company Microsoft acquired last year. It is worth pointing out that Tellme was...

When Acquiring, Look to Cisco, not Oracle

I am so fed up with the synergies CEO think they have when they acquire. In many cases CEOs and other powerful executives are on ego trips and buy companies and immediately change the acquired company's name to their...

Will Salesforce.com be Sold?

Will Salesforce.com be sold soon? I keep hearing rumor after rumor and some say Marc Benioff is getting bored. i haven't had time to reach out to Marc but I thought it worth sharing the news. Likely purchasers would be...

Bill Gates: Scrap Your Keyboard

Having been covering the speech space for well over a decade I am blown away to hear that Bill Gates thinks that in five years there will be more web searches done by speech technology than keyboards. This is a...

The Latest Microsoft/Yahoo News

The latest in the Microsoft/Yahoo saga is a number of lawsuits from shareholders looking to get Yahoo to sell to Microsoft. In addition, a Microsoft exec sent an e-mail to employees of the world's largest software company telling them the...

Aastra Acquires Ericsson's Enterprise Business

Ericsson has divested itself of its Enterprise communications business and this move reminds me a great deal of Lucent spinning off its enterprise division in 2000 or so. For Ericsson the logic behind the move is sound as it wants...

Yahoo!/Microsoft Negotiations

Does Yahoo! know how to negotiate with Microsoft? If they are not sure, all they have to do is check out this video which says it all. Ideas to discuss in the meeting: 1) Divide the company 2) Sit up...

Yahoo to Reject Microsoft

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo! Is going to reject the Microsoft bid of 44.6 billion dollars. Yahoo feels this bid which amounts to 31 dollars per share not only grossly undervalues the web giant but it also...

Google Buying Plaxo?

Another day, another Google purchase rumor. This time it is Plaxo, the company that stores online business contact details. This company recently launched something called Pulse which allows you to decide if someone is a business or personal contact. I...
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