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  • Weather Channel Bidding: NBC Has Competition
    Bids for the Weather Channel are in, and despite reports that a consortium of NBC Universal, Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are in the lead; sources tell CNBC "talk ...
  • Unsealed Shareholder Complaint Puts More Pressure On Yahoo
    A Delaware court unsealed a complaint filed by Yahoo shareholders claiming that a severance plan adopted by the Web giant was designed to quash Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid. The severan ...
  • Moguls on Microhoo: Get A Deal Done
    Kara Swisher, purveyor/co-host of last week's D Conference, which saw the likes of News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, and Yahoo's Jerry Yang discuss (among oth ...
  • Collective Media Beefs Up Ad Targeting Services
    Ad network and technology provider Collective Media has acquired Personifi, a provider of audience targeting technology to Web publishers, ad networks and mobile providers. Terms were not disclosed ...
  • You Don't Need To Be A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Bidding Blows
    NBC Universal, in partnership with private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, are the leading bidders to acquire The Weather Channel, one of the last of the last ful ...
  • Murdoch "Mystified" By Microhoo Failure
    PaidContent.org records plenty of sound bytes from Wall Street Journal owner Rupert Murdoch, speaking at his own show, the sixth annual D Conference, hosted by All Things Digital bloggers Ka ...
  • Yang: Microsoft Not Interested In Merger
    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang on Wednesday admitted that Microsoft is no longer interested in a potential merger, but the two sides are still talking about a potential tie-up. "Microsoft ...
  • Time Warner Cable Eyes Charter
    According to The Deal, Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield thinks Time Warner Cable Inc. may pick up Charter Communications after it splits from Time Warner Inc. ...
  • ComScore Acquires M:Metrics, Fuels Mobile Expansion
    ComScore, Inc. has acquired M:Metrics, Inc., a leader in mobile measurement. The acquisition makes comScore the immediate leader in measuring the emerging and strategically important mobile Internet market and ad ...
  • Where the Deals Are--Funding May Be Optional
    Strategic buyers with cash reserves and needy sellers with strained balance sheets will continue driving media and Internet deals. However, the rush remains on hold until banks and private equi ...
  • FaceTime Acquires Concise Marketing Solutions
    Washington-based digital marketing agency FaceTime Strategy, LLC has acquired the Dallas, Texas-based direct marketing firm Concise Marketing Solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
  • Family Drama Behind The InBev, Anheuser-Busch Deal
    As Belgian giant InBev considers an unsolicited bid for Anheuser-Busch -- an offer that could top $45 billion, say analysts, making it the largest beer acquisition in history-at least o ...
  • More Cable Mergers After Weather Channel Deal
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  • Gates, Others Not Feeling Microhoo
    You probably noticed that we didn't hear much from Bill Gates during Microsoft's three-month pursuit of Yahoo. Sources tell BoomTown's Kara Swisher this is because the Microsoft chairman never car ...
  • Will NBCU and Time Warner Marry?
    Those pesky Time Warner-NBC Universal merge stories won't go away. With NBC in the ratings basement and Time Warner flush with billions in cash from its spinoff of its Ti ...
  • SheKnows Acquires PregnancyFashion, CelebrityPregnancy
    SheKnows.com has acquired PregnancyFashion.com and CelebrityPregnancy.com, providing hip moms with the latest news and trends in maternity apparel and expecting celebrity parents. The baby boom in Hollywood has incited ...
  • Yahoo Postpones Annual Meeting
    Yahoo has postponed its annual meeting from July 3 to "around the end of July," citing a planned proxy fight by Carl Icahn and the need for regulators to revi ...
  • Yahoo Comes 'Round, Then Stalls Again
    Sources tell Kara Swisher that Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is taking a more "realistic" attitude toward the situation facing the company, and that both he and fellow co-founder David Fi ...
  • Lawmaker Voices Privacy Concerns In Letter To Google
    A high-ranking lawmaker is pressuring Google to address privacy issues stemming from its acquisition of DoubleClick earlier this year. In a letter sent to Google CEO Eric Schmidt this wee ...
  • U.S. Media Beating Europe in Online Deals
    Traditional media companies in Europe should buy more online properties because acquisition-hungry U.S. companies are snapping up some of the best European companies, according to venture capitalist Saul Klein. Europe ...
  • Publicis Puts The 'I' In China: Acquires Leading Digital Shop, Rebrands It Leo Burnett
    Publicis Groupe is tapping one of Madison Avenue's oldest brands - Leo Burnett - as the flagship for its newest, and potentially biggest digital marketplace: China. Publicis, the Paris-based pare ...
  • Icahn Gains Support From All But Microsoft
    As Carl Icahn receives support for his Yahoo proxy battle from such financial heavyweights as oil guru T. Boone Pickens, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking in Israel Wednesday, reiterat ...
  • Microsoft: We're On Track To Become Ad Giant
    When Microsoft execs gather with advertisers and publishers at the software giant's annual advertising summit this week, they will be asked to explain how the company plans to move forwa ...
  • Microsoft's Move Rankles Icahn
    Ars Technica says the MicroHoo saga, which has dragged on for about as long as the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination, isn't anywhere close to being over. Microsoft ...
  • Digital Dealmakers Revisit Risk/Reward Options
    Yahoo's fate is now all about the rewards for activist investors like Carl Icahn, the risks for Microsoft and the chaotic state of shifting valuations. A proposed Yahoo deal ...
  • Micro Who? Everyone Seems To Be Getting In On This Act
    As the online industry's favorite soap opera enters its 18th week, a myriad of new characters - and storylines - are emerging in Microsoft's battle for Yahoo. The latest chapt ...
  • Microsoft Pursuing "Lost Cause" Yahoo Search Deal
    Microsoft on Sunday issued a statement indicating an openness to return to the bargaining table with Yahoo, even though the software giant walked away from negotiations to acquire the compa ...
  • Rapper 50 Cent May Become Big News Corp. Shareholder
    Rapper 50 Cent may be signing a deal with MySpace Records for $300 million. ...
  • Nielsen Acquires IAG, Expands Research Arm
    The Nielsen Company has acquired IAG Research, a company that measures consumer engagement with TV programs, national commercials and product placements. ...
  • Microsoft, Yahoo Reboot Talks
    Microsoft and Yahoo are back at the negotiating table, according to a statement issued by Microsoft on Sunday. Microsoft began courting Yahoo Feb. 1 and withdrew its $47.5 billi ...