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The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Google's proposed $3.1 billion purchase of ad-management technology company DoubleClick.
Ever since News Corp snapped up MySpace, media companies are on the lookout for other hot social networking sites. And now Yahoo is hoping to score a similar, if smaller, win in the U.K. Yahoo is working on an acquisition of Bebo, the popular British social networking site.This is the first paragraph/short story.
Microsoft’s $6 billion bid for online advertising company aQuantive is a “game changer,” Cramer said.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
When is a $3 billion company really worth $6 billion? When you're Microsoft, looking for some kind of answer to the Google online advertising juggernaut, and still licking your wounds after losing the billion-dollar bidding war for DoubleClick.Which leads us to Microsoft's mega-merger with Aquantive, offering an 85% premium to yesterday's closing price. It's a bold move, a pricey move, a move Microsoft had to make, but not surprising given what's been happening in the online advertising world these past few weeks.
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Internet media company Yahoo named Blake Jorgensen, co-founder of investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners, as chief financial officer, effective June 4.
Chesapeake Energy, Coach, Yahoo!, Sysco and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Is Hewlett-Packard worth the buy? Why doesn't Microsoft acquire Yahoo!? What about retail stocks? Cramer answers viewers' questions.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Merger news and analyst upgrades were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.
Mergers and acquisitions dominated headlines during the week as the S&P 500 ended above 1,500 for the first time in more than seven years and came within striking distance of an all-time high of 1,527 set in March 2000. "Merger activity is one of the things that's driving the strength in this market," said Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities.
Stocks wrapped up another record week as potential merger deals pushed the major markets higher. "The market responded very well this week to the raft of mergers and acquisitions announcements and private equity deals," said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford.
Merger talks between Microsoft and Yahoo have reportedly broken down and are more likely lead to a cooperative effort of sorts, if they lead to anything at all, according to recent media reports.
Media stocks are cheap, so some big players in the industry are saying “Let’s make a deal.” This week's flurry of potential media mergers includes such heavyweights as News Corp., Dow Jones, Reuters and Thomson. Analysts say that the main driver behind the proposed combinations is that media stocks are relatively cheap, making companies ripe for picking.
Reuters received a takeover approach by a third party, but wouldn't say who. Those in the know say its Thomson group, the financial news company that aggregates information, like which analysts cover which company -- a service that we here at CNBC use quite often.
Merger and acquisition activity is on a roll, but is it really what’s driving the market bulls? Brent McQuiston, Wealth Trust Arizona vice president, and Sam Stovall, Standard & Poor’s chief investment strategist, shared their insights on “Morning Call.”
Yahoo is to buy the rest of Right Media for about $680 million, in a move to boost the reach of Yahoo's advertising to social network sites, which marketers have struggled to reach.
Stocks are barely budging ahead of the open today as traders wade through a few earnings reports and look to personal income and spending data, construction spending and the Chicago purchasing managers reports. European markets are higher, while oil is trading slightly lower.
Can earnings guidance be trusted? Firms as disparate as Caterpillar, Cummins, Yahoo! and Research in Motion all beat first-quarter earnings expectations. David Dropsey, equity research analyst at Thomson Financial, and Dirk van Dijk, director of research at Zacks Investment Research, each gave "Power Lunch" viewers their perspectives on the apparent data gap.
Amazon.com said its quarterly net profit more than doubled and raised its earnings and sales outlook for the year, sending its shares up over 10% after hours. The company also posted a slight rise in operating margins, allaying some investors' worries about declining margins amid increased investment spending at the company.
Do you know someone at Google? Make sure they're buying lunch today. Or dinner tonight. A day after the company crushes estimates, pundits and prognosticators are firing up their crystal balls and trying to get a beat on what's coming next from the internet search giant. The numbers from the company are simply staggering. I said on the air last night that Google may have been swinging for the fences, but the ball sailed into the parking lot and smashed a car's windshield.