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  • Facebook's Oculus purchase 'brilliant'  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. Stephan Paterno, Slated CEO & co-founder, says Mark Zuckerberg is making an "offensive bet."

  • Facebook purchases Oculus  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Facebook's spending spree  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion just five weeks after announcing a $16 billion deal to buy WhatsApp, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. The FMHR traders provide perspective.

  • Tech guru 'commends Mark Zuckerberg'  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Facebook acquired virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. John McDuling of Quartz thinks the Oculus acquisition is more ambitious than the WhatsApp purchase.

  • Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    The social media giant is getting into the virtual reality game, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt with details of the deal and a look at how Oculus works.

  • Media General to buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    Media General said it would buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion to create a broadcaster reaching nearly a quarter of U.S. households with a television.

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases  Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • Barnes & Noble spikes on acquisition proposal  Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    G Asset Management has proposed to acquire 51 percent of Barnes & Noble at $22 per share, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Facebook's WhatsApp buy risky but could pay off: Pro  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on Facebook's $16 billion deal to acquire the messaging startup and what it signals about the company's future focus. What Facebook has done is essentially doubled its utility value, Mahaney says.

  • WhatsApp-ing with Facebook?  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    This really gives Facebook a tremendous share of time spent on mobile devices, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on whether Facebook's $16 billion bet will pay off.

  • Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the deal is about connecting more people, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details of the $16 billion acquisition.

  • Facebook buying WhatsApp in $16B deal  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, discusses Facebook's acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp. The price they're paying is about $42 dollars per user, it's not a bad deal, says Peck.

  • Safeway exploring sale of company Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company.

  • Facebook to buy WhatsApp in giant $16 billion deal Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    WhatsApp screens for Android

    Facebook has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a deal of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.

  • Signet Jewelers CEO: Investing back into core business  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Discussing its acquisition of Zale, and the benefit for shareholders and consumers, with Michael Barnes, Signet Jewelers CEO.

  • Actavis to acquire Forest Labs  Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Actavis will acquire Forest Labs for $25 billion in a cash and stock deal.

  • Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • Jos. A Bank buys Eddie Bauer  Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Gilbert Harrison, Financo chairman, shares his thought on Jos. A. Bank's acquisition of Eddie Bauer in a $825 million cash and stock deal. It's a great deal for the company and shareholders, says Harrison.