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Telecom, Media & Technology

At United Technologies, plans for buying, selling. And splitting?

New CEO Greg Hayes is taking a hard look at the conglomerate's businesses and sees "no sacred cows." Sales of Otis elevators and Sikorsky helicopter are possible, but the tax bills would be steep. A better option might be to break the company into two pieces. Continue reading

EC's Vestager worried about 'four-to-three' telecoms deals

The Commissioner's comments in a video interview with The Deal could herald a tougher approach to the fast-consolidating sector. Continue reading

Strine ruling could keep more cases in Delaware

Companies may insist that claims arising from info requests be brought in the state. Continue reading

Bloomberg retrenches around terminal business

With its namesake founder back at his desk, the company is divesting media properties to refocus on its core operation even though its financial information industry rivals are looking to expand into other verticals. Continue reading

Tracing the history of 'deal toys'

Commemorative treasures have been exchanged for ages: Silver plate among the financiers of the Hanseatic League, crystal bowls for London bankers, engraved clocks during the Gilded Age. Today, you'd be amazed at what you can do with Lucite. Continue reading

Retiring backers pump another $30M into Shazam

The music-discovery app maker declines to name its new investors but says the Series C extension puts a $1 billion valuation on its share capital. Continue reading

LightSquared disclosure statement approved

Judge implores rival factions in the case to "look for loose change in the sofa cushions" to fund a consensual plan. Continue reading

Wet Seal latest teen retailer to slip into Chapter 11

The mall-based chain plans to hand the majority of its equity to B. Riley Financial through a reorganization plan. Continue reading

Elliott calls for shareholder meeting at Kabel

Vying for more cash, the investor demands two new audits related to Vodafone's 2013 purchase of a controlling stake in the cable company. Continue reading

EMC buys time to weigh options with board appointments

An agreement to add two directors gives company time to consider alternatives, including those proposed by investor Elliott Management. Continue reading

Strine ruling could keep more cases in Delaware

Companies may insist that claims arising from info requests be brought in the state. Continue reading

Five developments to watch as activism gains steam

With the economy slowly recovering in 2014, activist investors had a field day. So did advisers to companies fighting off their most vocal investors, or those concerned that an activist might put in an appearance. Continue reading

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