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US carrier mergers would face tough time getting DOJ approval

Following reports that Sprint and T-Mobile want to join forces, an assistant attorney general tells the NYT that he sees no consumer benefit in reducing the number of US carriers.

By Jan. 30, 2014


Essentials for open-source mergers and acquisitions

The mergers and acquisitions market is picking up, but it's by no means a given that open-source companies will fare well, unless they deliver strategic value to would-be buyers.

By Sep. 16, 2009


Bloomberg ranks Sprint Nextel deal among worst mergers

In a review of the 100 biggest takeovers since 2005, Bloomberg ranked the Sprint-Nextel deal as the third worst for shareholder value

By Aug. 18, 2010


Why mergers fail

In the corporate world, there's probably nothing more exciting--or risky--as mergers and acquisitions. Why do companies merge? Why do they fail?

By Oct. 12, 2007


Green news harvest: Mergers squeeze ethanol, solar

Consolidation comes to green tech: Oil refiner Valero snaps up the ethanol refineries of bankrupt VeraSun while solar developer Recurrent Energy buys another company's project pipeline.

By Mar. 19, 2009


Yahoo chairman knows how to multitask mergers

Roy Bostock wraps up $3.1 billion merger deal for Northwest Airlines, while simultaneously handling Yahoo's own megabillion buyout offer from Microsoft.

By Apr. 14, 2008


Study: VC-backed mergers, IPOs slowing

In the first quarter of 2008, a study says there were 56 venture-backed deals, 41 deals of which were related to information technology.

By Apr. 1, 2008


Are developer mergers good for the video game industry?

Don Reisinger can't stand video game mergers and acquisitions and is sick and tired of derivative gameplay. Are his concerns well-founded?

By Feb. 28, 2008


What do open-source mergers and acquisitions mean?

What do open source's acquisitions tell us about the value open source brings to a company?

By Feb. 7, 2008


April Fools 2009: Flying hotels, 3D browsing, fake mergers, and more

A roundup of the pranks, fake news stories, and other goofy gags found across the Web.

By Apr. 1, 2009