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Telecom, Media & Technology

Chipmaker Avago launches $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom

The buyout would produce the third largest semiconductor player, behind Intel and Qualcomm. Continue reading

How Time Warner Cable got so damn expensive

The emergence of a potential rival helped drive up the price of John Malone's long-sought trophy. Another merger and an irresistible opportunity also contributed to the $79 billion price tag. Continue reading

Adam Gottbetter, securities lawyer, reverse merger adviser, sentenced to 1.5 years for conspiracy

The founder of Gottbetter & Partners, Gottbetter Capital and Gottbetter Capital Markets also agreed to pay $4.6 million in a settlement with the SEC. Continue reading

PE-backed apparel retailer Hot Topic acquires Star Wars merchandise seller GeekNet

Hot Topic, a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, bolts on the purveyor of Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek-branded merchandise, paying a 122% premium. Continue reading

After lengthy pursuit, Malone and Charter reach $78.7 billion Time Warner Cable deal

Charter will also roll up Bright House Networks. Continue reading

Rubicon Project basks in the reflected glow of AOL's sale to Verizon

The Los Angeles-based provider of advertising technology is an attractive, but potentially expensive target for strategics. Continue reading

Seeding the cloud with cash for 15 years and counting

Catalyst Investors' fund targets SaaS, communications infrastructure and business and consumer services. Continue reading

Equinix vies to disconnect Telecity from Interxion hookup

The Redwood City, Calif. data center operator argues that its $3.5 billion proposal is better for the U.K. target's shareholders. Continue reading

Buyout firms get SaaS-y with enterprise software providers

The advent of a predictable revenue stream and a sector full of companies in transition have attracted both private equity firms and activist investors -- often to the same target. Continue reading

CyrusOne's latest acquisition enhances its appeal as a takeout target

Followers of the telecom services provider believe its $400 million deal for Cervalis will widen its geographical footprint and diversify its customer base, making it more attractive to suitors. Continue reading

RadioShack heading for IP sale, round three of store lease auctions

The electronics retailer won approval of bidding procedures for its intellectual property and the final tranche of its store leases. Continue reading

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron abandon merger plan

Both companies plan to embark on share buybacks after Justice Department objections smothered the 19-month-old agreement. Continue reading

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