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Fifteen attractive takeover targets among networking technology providers

While the sector continues to shrink, it remains fragmented. Companies such as Infoblox, Siena and Juniper stand out buyout candidates. Cisco might be safe, but that's it. Continue reading

NXP Semiconductors drives off with Freescale in $16.7B deal

The Dutch suitor is hoping the hype around self-driving cars will mean a boon to its business. Continue reading

CBS under pressure from Sandell over combination with Cumulus

Les Moonves, the broadcaster's CEO, has touted radio's steady cash flows, and may resist turning the dial. Continue reading

VC-backed PulsePoint weighs strategic options, including a sale

One source said the advertising technology company that was formed via a merger in 2011 is looking for an offer of as much as $400 million. Continue reading

For Zynga and its shareholders, this year won't be just fun and games

CEO Don Mattrick prepares investors for a rough first-half of 2015, but says that a new slate of titles will carry the company later in 2015. Continue reading

The small world of online travel agencies

As it buys Orbitz, Expedia points to a larger field beyond the Internet agencies. Continue reading

Activist Investing: Impact on M&A

Armed with more than $100 billion in capital and a tenacity to match, activist money managers have become an investment juggernaut. Continue reading

Expedia expands its Orbitz with $1.6B deal

The top U.S. travel booking site acquires another rival on the heels of deals for Travelocity.com, Wotif.com. Continue reading

From one CEO to another: Activism with a lighter touch

Two Wall Street veterans recruit a team of corporate chieftains at Hudson Executive Capital. The firm won't engage in proxy fights; instead, it will take a collaborative approach to strategic dealmaking. Continue reading

RealD looks for Hollywood ending after a box-office slog last year

The 3-D movie technology provider should benefit from a slate of blockbusters scheduled for release this year, putting it in a strong position as it reviews options. The improving outlook might lure such suitors as Dolby Laboratories and IMAX. Continue reading

Why Shutterfly likely has an acquisition, or sale, in its future

The company is the leader in turning photos into tchotchkes, but continued growth will likely require yet another purchase. If the strategy of acquiring growth can't be sustained, investors could get restless. Continue reading

Canon captures Sweden's Axis with $2.8B offer

The purchase is designed to boost the Japanese camera maker's exposure to the fast-growing video surveillance business. Continue reading

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