Mergers

Merger Mania – Busiest Quarter in 2 Years (What Next?)

The spark that lighted the fire for the September rally was a combination of oversold signals as well as M&A activity that had investors bidding up stocks in hopes of being the next one to score. How long that will last will be determined on how long the FED keeps...

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AK Steel (AKS) and US Steel (X) in Talks…

US Steel (X) to buy AK Steel (AKS)? Maybe, maybe not. But there is a good amount of speculation surroundings the spike in shares and general activity today.

AK Steel (AKS) rode higher as rumors were being passed around that there were possible suitors. U.S. Steel (X) was the name that...

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Netflix (NFLX) Ripe for Takeover?

(Note: TDIMG portfolios added an initial position of NFLX today…)

Is Microsoft a potential suitor for Netflix? Read on…(not a new idea, but….)

If you have been following the recent Xbox progress by Microsoft (MSFT), you may have noticed that Mr. Softy is back looking to takeover your living room. Yes, the...

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Hey Yahoo! – Microsoft is now MaxiHARD

Is it over? Maybe not….Maybe this is part of a bigger plan…

Microsoft may be actually pulling the plug on the Yahoo! deal as a form of intimidation. It is a risky play, but perhaps it is a strategy that is sort of a “See what happens to your shares...

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Microsoft and Yahoo! – Facebook is the Real Reason

Balmer is dancing, Yang is sobbing. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the distant sound of Taps playing as the vultures are circling what is left of a once gorgeous technology story. After a pathetic quarter and an even more disappointing year, Yahoo! is now bleeding a slow...

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Yahoo! and AOL to Merge?

Just for fun…. Click the video below and ask yourself if something looks a touch familiar about of the AOL and Yahoo! sites. Click it over and over.

With all of the problems that both companies have encountered (GOOGLE) and the competition they endure (GOOGLE), it would be of great...

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Bank of America Bluffing or Holding the Nuts?

In Texas Hold ’em Poker, the bluff is the definitive strategy that separates bracelet winners from ordinary card players. Today, there seemed to be a bit of card playing going on in a winner-take-all scenario down at the Curb. Suspect as it seems, I wonder if this is an amazing...

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Authorize.net- Securing Net Transactions

They work in the background. Quietly checking on your credit authenticity each time you complete a transaction on the web. Buying a book? Checking out at your favorite online store? If so, the Authorize.net (ANET) probably has something to do with the process. They are in the business of helping...

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Rediff.com is Ripe

As Charles Dickens said: “Ain’t I volatile?”.

Rediff.com (REDF) has been as moving with a vengeance over the past few weeks. Starting from an amazing earnings report in May, and then following the usual course of buyout and merger rumors, it has moved from a consolidation range ($16-19)...

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Google for the Frugal

What makes Google so amazing? I mean, besides the sky-high stock price. If you didn’t know, Google has been quietly turning the world on – online that is. In particular, they have been creating internet based applications that rival the traditional programs on most computers – and doing an...

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ValueClick – Buyout Potential Gaining Steam

NEW YORK (AP) 5/18/07 – Now that Microsoft Corp. plans to buy online advertising company aQuantive Inc. for $6 billion, investors and

analysts are wondering if competitor ValueClick Inc. is a prime target for a takeover of its own.

ValueClick, which some analysts see as the number-four player in the...

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