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Time Inc. Joins the Bandwagon of Yahoo's Potential Buyers

Time Inc. which owns Sports Illustrated and People magazine to name a few, expressed its interest in buying Yahoo. It said that it is interested too in Yahoo's core business which reaches more than 1 billion users across the globe aside from taking into consideration the Reverse Morris Trust. The magazine company will vie with other giant companies including Verizon and AT&T. core business

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Swiss Foreign Minister Visits China

Zurich's EFG International to purchase BSI for $1.34 bln

The EFG International announced its intention to purchase the BSI Ltd in a deal worth about $1.34 billion. The deal will make EFG a leader in the private banking industry.

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Operations Inside A Dairy Farm As $1   Milk Flexes Market Power

Van Dieman’s Land Co. Sold to Chinese Moon Lake Investment for A$280 Million

Van Diemen's Land Company has been acquired by the Chinese business man Lu Xianfeng and his company Moon Lake. The country's approval of the dairy farm's sale to a foreign firm was made possible with certain conditions that the Moon Lake needs to comply with, especially with the taxation policies.

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Oracle Reports Quarterly Earnings

Oracle Acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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AT&T, Intel Team Up to Test Drone Technology for 4G Drone Connectivity

AT&T team up with Intel to test drone technology and adds 4G LTE on drones connectivity. The companies will showcase their work in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

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Christie's To Auction 1958 Prototype Of Microchip Used In Nobel-Prize Winning Invention

Fairchild rejects takeover offer from Chinese enterprises

Fairchild board rejected acquisition proposal from Chinese firms over fears of US regulatory approval. After a thorough review process and consultation with its financial and legal guides, the board of Fairchild decided to forbid the takeover offer.

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Staples And Office Depot Reportedly In Merger Talks

Essendant to buy contract business from Staples and Office Depot

Essendant signed a deal to purchase office supply contract business from Staples and Office Depot. The acquisition assets worth over $550 million will enable Essendant to compete nationally.

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Orange SA Needs More Weeks For Bouygues Deal

Along with reporting its fourth quarter performance, France telecommunication company Orange SA also report the acquisition plan. The company needs more weeks to have approval from antitrust authorities.

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Palantir Technologies Acquire Kimono Labs to Strengthen Its Data Extraction Capacity

Data analysis company Palantir Technologies Inc acquired Kimono Labs to increase its data collection capacity. Following the acquisition, Kimono Labs will shut its service on February 29, 2016.

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Con Zymaris, owner of IT consultancy Cyberscource and long time user of the Oper

Opera Software ASA Receives Acquisition Offer of $1.2 Billion From Chinese Internet Companies

Opera Software, widely known for browsers, has been offered $1.2 billion to sell its 100% stake to a Chinese consortium. The buyers are awaiting a nod from the shareholders who are almost sold on the tempting offer that reflects a win-win situation for both parties.

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Sotheby's Open Auction On One Of The World's Largest Private Swatch Watch Collections

Swatch Teams Up With Safilo to Design and Distribute Sunglasses Collection

Swatch will help design the sunglasses collection while Safilo will be in charge of production. The two companies will distribute the products in both their stores worldwide. The five-year agreement aligns with both the companies' strategic plan to create a new design concept.

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AXA

AXA SA purchases 8% stock in Africa Internet Group

AXA SA has partnered with Africa Internet Group to become the sole supplier of insurance products in Africa. The transaction will promote AXA's business strategy and help the French insurer to serve the African society.

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Chris Corrigan, Executive Chairman of Patrick Stevedores, at Sea Freight Council

Qube Group offers Asciano A$9 billion, exceeding Canada's Brookfield bid

Qube Holdings have come up with a more tempting offer than its competition, Brookfield, in acquiring Asciano. A greater cash component thrown into the deal has tipped the scales in their favor, which Brookfield has only five days to match.

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam Unveils Grand Prize Winners Of Verizon Powerful Answers Award At A Panel Moderated By TV Personality Mo Rocca At CES 2014 In Las Vegas

Verizon CEO showed interest in Yahoo acquisition

It was confirmed by Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam that Verizon is interested in acquiring Yahoo. The Internet search company had difficult times in the past years as many other companies had their market share in the online and mobile business. This promts Yahoo to reconstruct its business including cutting jobs.

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VTech to acquire US toy maker LeapFrog

VTech Holdings said that it has entered into an agreement to acquire electronic toymaker LeapFrog in an all cash offer. The electronic learning toy maker will fund the acquisition with the internal resources.

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