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06 Nov 2010 19:38


Biz: Baby bundle: Amazon sees lots of opportunity with

13 Oct 2010 21:49


Biz, Tech: Rumor mill: AOL interested in buying fellow giant also-ran Yahoo

  • Good freaking god, could you imagine? Yahoo and AOL together would be like Scott Baio and Tony Danza doing a sitcom together. It’d be diminishing returns all around. It’d be a sitcom on ABC Family instead of ABC, trying its best to win a smaller audience than either star once had, and the jokes will almost certainly feel old and worn by the time they make ’em. On the other hand, we really like AOL’s current editorial-leaning direction, but Yahoo has not done anything of note since around 2000. AOL would strip Yahoo of most of the extra crap and turn it into a big advertising company. How would this work? And why is AOL acquiring so much stuff right now? And would Tim Armstrong boot out Carol Bartz? We wanna know what Alec Baldwin thinks of all this. source

11 Sep 2010 12:37


Tech: Cashin’ in while they can: GoDaddy wants to SellDaddy

  • $750+ million GoDaddy’s revenues last year; no word on how much spokesperson Danica Patrick made
  • $1
    could be made with the domain registar’s sale, according to some estimates source

19 Aug 2010 09:18


Tech: Intel to buy out virus-blocker McAfee for a heck of a lot of money

  • $7.68 billion – do they have a really big virus? source

02 Aug 2010 23:59


Biz: More on Newsweek buyer: His wife is a congresswoman

Sidney Harman is 91? He doesn’t look a day over 80. His wife, Jane, by the way, represents the 36th district of California. She’s the second-richest House member. source

19 Jul 2010 11:11


Biz: Nokia Siemens buys part of Motorola that makes the magic happen

  • $1.2 billion for Motorola’s mobile gear division source

28 Apr 2010 20:52


Biz, Tech: Win/win situation: How Palm and HP’s merger benefits them both

  • Palm The smartphone company’s big problem has been a lack of money to take on the big boys in the field. HP, if nothing else, has money.
  • HP The company gets access to a pretty impressive smartphone platform in WebOS, and they have the money to make it a hit. source

16 Apr 2010 10:55


Biz: Bank of America bounces back into the win column

  • $3.2
    the company’s profit in the current quarter, helped by a good quarter for controversial acquisition Merrill Lynch
  • $2.2
    the company’s loss throughout all of 2009 – the credit crisis and Merrill Lynch buyout were blamed source

15 Mar 2010 10:30


Biz: Tommy Hilfiger’s clothing brand apparently still worth money

  • $3 billion paid by Phillips-Van Heusen
    for the lame-@$$ brand source

22 Feb 2010 21:20


Biz: Vudu: Walmart decides it, too, wants a spot in your living room

  • It bought set-top-box maker Vudu today. Walmart isn’t exactly known as a living room fixture other than the fact that you can buy all the crap for your living room at a Walmart. Well, until now. With the purchase of Vudu, it now has a way of distributing entertainment directly to the consumer outside of the loss-leader format it relies on to sell DVDs. “The real winner here is the customer,” said Walmart vice chairman Eduardo Castro-Wright. Suuure. source