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Cisco is betting on the cybersecurity boom by buying Sourcefire for $2.7 billion. Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets, thinks this is a game-changing deal.
Yahoo is still on a spending spree, picking up three apps in as many days: one for creating videos on Apple's iPhone, another to manage contacts and a third for fantasy sports.
A look at Linn Energy's potential deal to acquire Berry Petroleum, with CNBC's David Faber. Analysts say the SEC inquiry into Linn could delay the deal.
Scott Di Valerio, Outerwall CEO, discusses the company's name change and recent acquisition of ECO ATM, a self-service kiosk used to purchase used mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Activist investor Carl Icahn finalized a deal in his bid to acquire Dell. CNBC's David Faber & Maria Bartiromo speak to Icahn about the details of the deal and what his plans are after the potential acquisition.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details in the battle for Dell.
Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, and Amanda Levin, Mergermarket editor of the Americas, debate whether to expect a turnaround in dealmaking for the second half of the year.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin liked his new yacht so much, he bought the company, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Jianlin is paying $495 million for Sunseeker International.
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has pledged that his company will eventually become the world¿s biggest company by making its way into the US market. Speaking at today¿s shareholder¿s meeting he said the acquisition of Sprint will be completed in early July. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida has more.
Gracia Martore, President & CEO of Gannett Co., discusses her company's $1.5 billion acquisition of TV company Belo, as well as the direction the company is headed.
Discussing whether financials are the most vulnerable sector, with the "Fast Money" traders; and 3D Systems is acquiring 80 percent of rival Phenix Systems, with Avi Reichental, 3D Systems CEO.
Google bought Israeli mapping startup Waze on Tuesday for an undisclosed sum.
Google is finalizing its deal with real-time, social-mapping company Waze, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
AstraZeneca is to buy U.S. respiratory drug specialist Pearl Therapeutics for up to $1.15 billion, as Britain's second biggest drugmaker steps up a drive to rebuild its product pipeline via deal-making.
A Chinese firm is close to buying Britain's largest luxury yacht maker by sales, underscoring China's growing appetite for European luxury assets. The Financial Times reports.
Antonio Weiss, Lazard global head of investment banking, discusses the details of the Berkshire-Heinz deal, and weighs in on the emerging trend of foreign capital finding a home in the buyout of U.S. companies.
John Malloy, BlueRun Ventures partners, discusses how the social mapping and navigation app startup has revolutionizes the way people plot their destinations and has generated interest from Google and Facebook.
CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Cisco's CEO John Chambers about the company's recent acquisitions, the Sprint-SoftBank deal and challenges in China's market.
China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.
Anyone who knows anything about business knows that you buy low and sell high. Here's why now just may be that selling-high time.