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Will Microsoft Sell Bing To Facebook?

Speculation is rife about the possibility that Microsoft could sell their search engine, Bing, to Facebook.

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Is Twitter About To Overhaul Its Business?

According to several reliable sources, Twitter is in the mood to expand their services. They are acquiring a couple of businesses and are rumoured to be changing associated services that work with the micro-blogging platform. Read more →

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Microsoft Buys Skype For $8.5 Billion

The popular VoIP service Skype has just been bought over by Internet giant Microsoft. The deal has been finalised for a staggering $8.5 billion. Read more →

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Facebook Phone Rumours About To Come True?

Rumours of a Facebook branded mobile phone have resurfaced this week following the recent news that a new handset called the INQ Cloud Touch has been certified by Bluetooth. Read more →

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Yahoo! Japan Chooses Google

Last week Yahoo! Japan confirmed that Google will be their local partner for search and ads. The announcement was made by the CEO of Yahoo! Japan, Masahiro Inoue. Read more →

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Google Invests In Zynga – Prepares Google Games

A post recently published by TechCrunch says that Google recently invested a substantial amount of money in the social gaming site Zynga. Read more →

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AOL Shopping For New Search Partner

Rumours have been doing the rounds regarding a possible deal between AOL and Microsoft. AOL’s Chief Executive, Tim Armstrong, has said that the company is in talks for a new search deal. Their current deal with Google is due to end shortly. Read more →

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Google's Trading Floor

Google has so far managed their vast cash reserves in a very traditional manner. BusinessWeek reports that Google might now have decided to be more aggressive with their investments. Read more →

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Google’s Trading Floor

Google has so far managed their vast cash reserves in a very traditional manner. BusinessWeek reports that Google might now have decided to be more aggressive with their investments. Read more →

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Google-AdMob Deal Gets Federal Approval

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has recently given the green signal to Google for its planned acquisition of AdMob. Google will pay $750 million for this deal. Read more →

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AOL To Sell Bebo

AOL bought the social network Bebo in 2008 for $850 million. However, the network has not been doing too well and has been losing ground against its more popular competitors. It is believed that AOL is likely to sell the social network or shut it down. Read more →

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Google Takes Picnik Away From Yahoo!

Google announced yesterday that they have acquired the photo editing site Picnik right from under Yahoo!’s nose, while Yahoo! seems to have done nothing about it! Read more →

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Yelp Walks Away From Google Deal

Last week it looked almost certain that Yelp would sign a deal with Google. However, sources now reveal that Yelp has decided to back out of the deal. Read more →

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Microsoft Could Buy Ask.com

How far will Microsoft go, in their bid to increase the market share of their search engine Bing?

The latest rumour making the rounds is that Microsoft may buy Ask.com, which has been up for sale for a long time now. Barry Diller, the Chairman of InterActive Corp, the parent company of Ask.com, has said that the search market is challenging, and he would be quite willing to part with his search engine (In exchange, for appropriate remuneration, of course.) Read more →

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Can Facebook Justify Acquiring FriendFeed?

Facebook has been trying hard to offer the latest and most popular new social features to their users. In an attempt to mimic Twitter’s functionality they bought the social media sharing site FriendFeed last week for a tidy sum of $47.5 million. Read more →

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Is Google About To Acquire Twitter?

Undisclosed sources have apparently informed TechCrunch that Google is holding negotiations to buy over the popular microblogging site Twitter. Read more →

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Why Facebook Failed To Takeover Twitter

During a recent interview with Business Week, Facebook’s Director and one of its largest investors, Peter Thiel, publicly confirmed for the first time that Facebook and Twitter had been in serious talks with each other but the deal failed over disagreements regarding price and structure. Read more →

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Will eBay Sell Skype? Should Google Buy It?

As if the blogosphere was not already rife with rumours of mergers and acquisitions, the latest rumors to add to the lot are that eBay may actually sell off Skype if they get a good offer. Read more →

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AOL Rumoured To Sell Bebo

The latest rumors doing the rounds are that AOL may be planning to sell Bebo for about $200 million, less than a year after it acquired the social network for $850 million. Read more →

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