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Verizon likely to divest wireless spectrum to get cable deal OK

Verizon Wireless may have to give up some valuable spectrum to get regulators to approve its $3.6 billion to buy spectrum from cable operators. But concessions on the marketing deal may cause a snag.

By May 25, 2012


Yahoo near deal to divest of Alibaba?

The companies are in talks for the Web pioneer to sell a large chunk of its holdings in the China e-commerce giant, sources tell All Things D.

By May 18, 2012


AT&T may divest $8B in assets to close T-Mobile deal

The telecom giant, still amid a rigorous approval process to acquire T-Mobile USA, has hired bankers to line up potential buyers of its customers and spectrum, The Wall Street Journal reports.

By August 12, 2011


T-Mobile CEO: We're not interested in Verizon's spectrum

T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said Verizon should divest some of the more valuable spectrum it plans to acquire from the cable providers.

By May 10, 2012


AT&T readies a Hail Mary pass on T-Mobile--report

AT&T could offer to divest as much of 40% of T-Mobile in order to win approval for its beleaguered acquisition, Bloomberg reports.

By November 25, 2011


AT&T eyes divested Alltel assets

AT&T is reportedly the strongest contender for the wireless assets from Alltel that Verizon must divest as part of its acquisition. What's that mean for consumers?

By February 4, 2009


AT&T gets approval to buy Verizon spectrum

The FCC agreed to allow AT&T to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless, which it was required to divest as part of its 2008 acquisition of Alltel.

By June 23, 2010


eBay CEO says not sorry company bought (and sold) Skype

At D: All Things Digital, John Donahoe says the company needs to take risks and defends decision to acquire and then divest the Web-based calling company.

By June 2, 2010


White House may relieve DHS of cybersecurity role

Melissa Hathaway, acting cyberspace director at the White House, hints that a new "organizational structure" will divest Homeland Security of some of its responsibilities.

By April 22, 2009


eBay to launch a Skype IPO in 2010

eBay announces plans to spin off Skype in an IPO next year, setting the stage to divest of a company that failed to be a good fit after its acquisition four years ago.

By April 14, 2009