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BlackBerry faces long odds as it attempts a leap into software

CEO John Chen expects rapid gains in mobile enterprise software and BlackBerry Messenger in fiscal year 2016. He'd better be right. Continue reading

How Prattle Analytics takes the guesswork out of interpreting Federal Reserve commentary

Founder Evan Schnidman goes beyond the "briefcase indicator" in telling investors what they're doing wrong -- and how to do it right -- when listening to the central bank. Continue reading

PSAM doesn't expect to win Vivendi vote, says source close to activist investor

The New York-based investor is privately resigned to the likelihood its demand for a $9.9 billion payout will fail, but hopes to push Vivendi to explain its M&A plans. Continue reading

Vivendi urges shareholders to reject activist plan to distribute $9.9B of cash

P. Schoenfeld claims that excess cash has weighed on the company's share price and renews a breakup call. Continue reading

Lexmark doubles enterprise software sales in $1B Kofax acquisition

The buyer touts the tax benefits of purchasing the Bermuda-domiciled target. Continue reading

Why Tesla needs an activist spark to ease growing investor anxiety

With the company's technological promise so far vastly outpacing its financial performance, it might be time to add a fresh voice to the board room. Continue reading

Vitesse sale, early in the consolidation process, shines a light on others

Microsemi will buy the chipmaker for nearly $390 million in a deal that could soon force Atmel and Silicon into play. Continue reading

Scripps Networks goes global by buying TVN majority stake

The media company has agreed to acquire a 52.7% interest in the Warsaw television company for nearly $1.5 billion, including assumed debt. Continue reading

Corralling the unicorns: The next wave of billion-dollar startups

The cash held by big Silicon Valley acquirers is more than double the combined valuation of the best potential targets. Do the math. Continue reading

Getty Images' leverage and cash flow don't provide a pretty picture

S&P has warned that Getty Images' current capital structure could become unsustainable if the private equity-backed company doesn't pick up the pace on its turnaround effort. Continue reading

ITV coaxes 'The Voice' creator De Mol into $830M-plus deal

The U.K. commercial TV broadcaster could pay up to $1.2 billion for the Netherlands' Talpa Media, depending on the production house's profit growth over the next eight years. Continue reading

At FairPoint, labor peace sets the stage for a takeover

Frontier, Windstream and CenturyLink are potential buyers now that the rural telecom has settled a strike and gotten its finances in order. Continue reading

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