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Although Watson Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of Swiss generic drug maker Actavis was expected for over a month, a strong reaction to Wednesday’s deal shows that analysts are hooked on the drugmaker.
During the recent Research in Motion conference call, it seemed that the company offered a slight admission that it was quitting the smartphone race.
If the goal of Internet companies' “New Front” presentations is to convince advertisers that it’s easy to buy online video ads, AOL’s presentation aims to show that it’s creating an online complement to TV ads.
Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.
Stocks trimmed their losses but still ended in the red Monday, with the S&P 500 down almost 4 percent from its 2012 highs, weighed by political and economic worries in the euro zone.
Facebook’s user growth continues to be gangbusters: the company now has 901 million monthly active users, up from 845 million in the last filing.
Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.
Facebook is buying a portion of patents from Microsoft for $550 million in cash, which Microsoft recently acquired from AOL.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that the $550M deal between Microsoft and Facebook will give the social networking giant ownership of about 650 AOL patents.
Internet giants want to steal some of the $60 billion dollars marketers spent on TV advertising last year—digital video drew just $2 billion in spending—so they’re taking a page from the networks, and they’re playing by Madison Avenue’s rules.
Struggling tech companies have failed to acquire "cult" status in an oversaturated market and the successes of Google, Facebook and Apple in particular are largely due to their massive followings in a "cult-based economy", Keith Woolcock, Partner at 5th Column Ideas, told CNBC.
Activism is off to a solid start this year, but not necessarily from the usual suspects.
Herb Greenberg on how his job as a business journalist has changed.
Apple looks to be unstoppable. But investors need to look no further than the tech graveyard of once-dominant companies as a warning of just how far and how fast the giants can fall from grace.
Fast Money trader Scott Nations has spotted unusual action that he interprets as big money betting on a takeover in tech.
Science now proves we often make mistakes - but now, you can lower those odds of making truly costly errors.
Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.
With AOL unlocking shareholder value by selling patents, could other companies follow suit?
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.
Consumer-staples retailers are undergoing abrupt changes to their industry. The latest example is the battle over Americans' grocery purchases being waged by traditional supermarkets, dollar-discount stores, big-box department stores and wholesale clubs.