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  • Pangea Media Picks Up LaughNetwork
    Pangea Media has acquired LaughNetwork, a group of Web sites focused on humor, quizzes and casual entertainment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. LaughNetwork includes more than 100 sit ...
  • Bewkes: AOL Fate To Be Decided Soon
    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors on Wednesday that the future of AOL would be decided "fairly soon." The media giant has been in talks with Microsoft and Yah ...
  • Rumor: Google To Buy Valve
    Rumor has it that Google is on the verge of buying Valve, a video game publisher and game delivery network provider. The company is perhaps most famous for publishing t ...
  • Execs See Weak M&A Outlook For Media
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  • Tsavo Media Continues Acquisition Streak
    Continuing its strategy of growth through acquisitions, new media firm Tsavo Media has snatched up online marketing and SEO firm Better, Inc. for somewhere over $1 million. Backed by t ...
  • MerchantCircle, Spotzer Offer SMBs Ready-Made Online Videos
    MerchantCircle has partnered with Spotzer to offer small- and medium-sized businesses online video clips. The service, which is available for between $39 and $79 per month, aims to lure ...
  • Tech Stocks Look Weak
    At the beginning of the credit crisis more than a year ago now, some pundits claimed that tech stocks would be immune to an economic downturn. After all, large tec ...
  • Best Buy Drops A Cool $121M For Napster
    Best Buy reported Monday that it is purchasing Napster for $121 million, or $2.65 a share, along with the online music site's long-held brand reputation for being a rebel leade ...
  • WebMD Picks Up Health-Centric Performance Marketer
    WebMD has picked up Marketing Technology Solutions (MTS), a media and technology company specializing in performance-based advertising for the health community. The health giant also gains QualityHealth.com, a site th ...
  • It's Not A Job, It's a Venture: Interpublic Launches Media VC Fund
    Interpublic's fledging Mediabrands unit is following other big agency holding company media operations into the venture capital business. During a pitch to ad industry management consultants scheduled for this morni ...
  • Google Buys Blogging Software Company
    Google has purchased South Korean blogging software company Tatter and Company, or TNC. The acquisition was announced by TNC's co-CEO Chang-Won Kim in a blog posting Friday and confirmed ...
  • Whither Skype?
    Whither Skype, indeed. Almost a year ago, eBay, which bought Skype for more than $2.5 billion in 2005, was forced to concede that it overpaid for the Web telephony compa ...
  • Time Warner Nixes NBCU Merger Idea
    A top Time Warner executive threw lukewarm water Wednesday on any possible merger or alliance with NBC Universal. Questions about the future of NBC (now NBCU) within General Electric ha ...
  • Home, Home On The Range, iProspect Expands Into Texas
    Aegis Group, already the biggest player in digital media services, has expanded its range - literally. The U.K.-based agency holding company's Isobar unit this morning said it has acquired Ran ...
  • Fleishman-Hillard Buys Stake In Paul Wilmot
    Omnicom's Fleishman-Hillard International Communications is buying a majority interest in the 12-year-old Paul Wilmot Communications, whose client roster is heavy in fashion kingpins, including Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Rent ...
  • Microsoft: Yahoo 'A Declining Asset'
    After Microsoft walked away from the Yahoo deal, many analysts and critics projected that the software giant would wait for Yahoo's share price to fall back below $19 per sha ...
  • Cash Poor: Tribune Sells 10% Of CareerBuilder To Gannett
    In desperate need of cash to pay down its debt, the Tribune Co. has sold a 10% stake in CareerBuilder to Gannett for $135 million, the companies announced Wednesday, increasi ...
  • Publicis Expands Digital Footprint, Acquires Seattle's PBJS
    Publicis Groupe this morning announced yet another acquisition bolstering its burgeoning digital marketing services organization. The Paris-based parent of Digitas, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia Group, said it has acquir ...
  • Barry Diller Learns More Can Be Less
    The objective in spinning off four chunks of InterActiveCorp into new publicly traded entities was to simplify and improve investor support for its encompassing 30-plus individual Web properties. Some ...
  • Equity Firms Line Up For Reed Elsevier Trade Pubs
    Several private equity firms including Apollo Management, Bain Capital, Candover, Cinven Permira, and Texas Pacific are weighing bids to acquire the trade magazine unit of Reed Elsevier PLC, which publish ...
  • Ciao Bella! Microsoft Acquires Greenfield Unit, Divests Research Assets
    Microsoft Friday said it acquired Wilton, CT-based online consumer survey company Greenfield Online for $486 million, and would integrate Greenfield's European computer price search and shopping service, Ciao, and wi ...
  • Microsoft Buys Commercial Search Site
    Microsoft Corp. on Friday agreed to buy Greenfield Online for $486 million. Greenfield is the parent company of Ciao, an online price comparison and products reviews site, which was believ ...
  • OleOle Acquires AVFC Football Blog
    OleOle, a social media site for football, has acquired and integrated AVFC Blog, the largest Aston Villa football blog on the web. ...
  • Microsoft, WPP Explore Avenue A Deal
    Microsoft has reopened talks with ad holding giant WPP Group about selling Avenue A/Razorfish, the digital ad shop Microsoft acquired as part of its $6 billion purchase of aQuantive ...
  • Yahoo Shares Slump To Seven-Month Low
    Now, the Microhoo saga really has come full circle: Bloomberg News reports that Yahoo's stock on Thursday slumped to its lowest level since Microsoft launched the unsuccessful takeover seven mont ...
  • IAC Breakup Is Official
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  • EA Suspends Hostile Takeover Of Take Two
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  • Wasserstein To Acquire Cygnus
    According to Folio:, sources say a verbal agreement has been reached between Penton Media parent Wasserstein & Co. and ABRY Partners to acquire Cygnus Business Media. ...
  • WPP Gets U.S. Approval To Acquire TNS
    WPP Group says it has received U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed acquisition of U.K. marketing and media researcher Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS). On April 9, WPP made a form ...
  • Yahoo Spent $36 Million on Microhoo
    The Associated Press reports that Yahoo shelled out $36 million in the first half of '08 to outside advisers to help the company sort through the Micro-hoo mess and t ...