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Large Dell Holder Sells Stake

The Oakmark Funds group, one of Dell's larger shareholders, sold its stake after Blackstone withdrew its potential bid for the PC maker.

 

Blackstone pulls out of Dell bid

Dell's 'deteriorating' financial condition leads to Blackstone deciding to withdraw its bid for the computer company.

 

Exclusive: Former News Corp President Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu

Former News Corp president Peter Chernin bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu's sale process.

 

Media Decoder Blog: News Corporation Is Said to Bid for Penguin

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the parent company of HarperCollins, is exploring a cash bid for Pearson PLC’s Penguin book division, a step that could ignite a bidding war for Penguin as the publishing industry begins to move toward consolidation.

 

Murdoch bid for Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune mooted

Los Angeles Times

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is looking to bid for the Los Angeles Times, the paper has reported, adding Murdoch is also interested in buying its stablemate the Chicago Tribune from their parent company, the Tribune Company.

Senh: Might as buy them while they're cheap.

 

Lowe's withdraws buyout bid for Canada's Rona

Home-improvement company Lowe's is withdrawing its buyout bid for Rona Inc., saying that the Canadian home-improvement company's board does not seem to want to engage in talks.

 

Google Considers Yahoo! Deal: Report

Google Considers Yahoo! Deal: Report

Google is considering participating in a bid for troubled Internet search pioneer Yahoo!, according to a published media report. Google has held talks with at least two private-equity firms about helping them to finance a purchase of Yahoo!'s core business, according to the report, published Saturday on The Wall Street Journal's Web site.

Senh: Google did get their start with Yahoo when the web directory used it as their third-party search engine. Yahoo is mainly a content company nowadays, but they're still the second largest search engine in the search market. Owning Yahoo and replacing Bing, which Yahoo currently uses for search, with their own search engine would make Google even more dominant in search. It's insurance against Bing (Microsoft). Expect a bidding war between Google and Microsoft.

 

Bidders balk at Yahoo's "no cross talk" provision

Bidders balk at Yahoo's

Some potential buyers of Yahoo Inc are balking at the Internet company's demands for confidentiality that would prevent them from discussing joint bids, according to several people close to the situation.

 

Exclusive: Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo: sources

Exclusive: Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo: sources

Microsoft Corp is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc, resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.

 

Report: Zynga bid $1 billion for PopCap

On Tuesday, PopCap games announced it was being acquired by Electronic Arts, confirming speculation that circled late last month. The deal is valued as high as $1.3 billion in cash and stocks. But the company reportedly also fielded a huge offer from social gaming giant Zynga.

 

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