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Salesforce walks away from bid to buy Twitter

Salesforce walks away from bid to buy Twitter

A few weeks ago, word got out that Twitter was in the process of seeking buyout offers from a handful of big companies, potentially including Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and even Disney. Unfortunately for the social network, one of the biggest candidates, Salesforce, has revealed that it's "walking away" from any plans to make a serious acquisition bid. In an interview the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Twitter "wasn't the right fit for us."

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Renault-Nissan teases big things for Mitsubishi in $2.2 billion deal

Renault-Nissan teases big things for Mitsubishi in $2.2 billion deal

It's been a little while since Mitsubishi has been in the news, but that's all changing today, with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn teasing plans for a massive team up between the three companies at the Paris Auto Show. Renault-Nissan is currently looking to pay $2.2 billion to take home a 34% stake in Mitsubishi, and it sounds like Renault-Nissan isn't interested in wasting any time once the deal is confirmed by the appropriate regulatory authorities.

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Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

In case you missed it, Yahoo has found itself in a bit of a tough place recently. First came the announcement of an attack that compromised the credentials of 500 million accounts, followed by the more recent reports that the company spied on its users on behalf of the US government. In the face of this bad news, it would appear that Verizon is reconsidering its $4.8 billion deal to buy out Yahoo.

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Disney may be considering a Netflix acquisition

Disney may be considering a Netflix acquisition

Rumor has it Disney is considering acquiring Netflix, something that itself follows reports that Disney was allegedly looking into buying Twitter. The mere existence of the rumor has been enough to push Netflix’s stock over $100/share; whether any such deal, which could be thorny for Disney, will happen is another matter. This speculation follows several months of light rumors that Apple may one day gobble up Netflix.

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Qualcomm tipped in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

Qualcomm tipped in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors NV may be purchased by Qualcomm, according to sources, who say the deal may go through in the next 2 to 3 months. The acquisition, if it happens, would be the largest semiconductor industry merger; NXP Semiconductors is valued at $28 billion or so, a substantial number, but one not as substantial as Qualcomm’s $93 billion valuation.

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Twitter may soon receive buyout offers from Google and Salesforce

Twitter may soon receive buyout offers from Google and Salesforce

Twitter's days as an independent company could soon be coming to an end, if new reports are to be believed. Those reports, which come from sources speaking to CNBC's David Faber, claim that Twitter could have incoming buyout offers from a number of technology companies, chief among those being Google and Salesforce.

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Logitech acquires Saitek, maker of simulation game controllers

Logitech acquires Saitek, maker of simulation game controllers

Logitech has acquired Saitek, maker of simulation game controls. The Saitek website already sports the Logitech logo (the acquisition was made public on Thursday); while Saitek hasn’t issued any statements about the business move, Logitech says it is excited with “a whole list of reasons.” What are those reasons? Logitech says that Saitek’s products are “just great,” giving simulation gaming fans the kind of controllers they need for an immersive experience.

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Pinterest acquires Instapaper, the ‘save anything’ service

Pinterest acquires Instapaper, the ‘save anything’ service

Instapaper, the service that advertised itself as a 'save anything' tool, has been acquired by Pinterest, marking the latest evolution in both companies' platforms. With Instapaper, users are able to save anything from around the web to read later -- articles, recipes, etc -- on whatever device they'd like, whether it is their laptop, Kindle, smartphone or whatever else. For the average Instapaper user, nothing about this changes.

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Apple acquires Gliimpse, a health data startup

Apple acquires Gliimpse, a health data startup

Apple has acquired Gliimpse, a startup that concerns itself with health data and making it easier for patients to access their medical records. Apple has, according to sources, acquired the startup, adding it to its own growing repertoire of health products. Though Apple has confirmed the acquisition, it hasn't provided any details; sources claim the acquisition took place earlier this year. Gliimpse has not commented on the business deal.

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Roland Corporation snatches up 70% stake in V-MODA

Roland Corporation snatches up 70% stake in V-MODA

Japanese music company Roland announced today that it has purchased a controlling stake in V-MODA, an international company that makes high-end headphones and accessories. The deal will see V-MODA become one of Roland's brands, as Roland takes a controlling 70% stake in the company while V-MODA founder and CEO Val Kolton retains the remaining 30%. This won't be the first time the two have joined forces, as Roland and V-MODA have partnered to develop products in the past.

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Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple has acquired Seattle-based AI and machine learning startup Turi, according to sources, for around $200 million. Apple has not confirmed details about the acquisition, instead proffering its blanket statement that, on occasion, it buys small tech companies and generally doesn’t talk about why. Sources say the Turi team will probably remain in Seattle, but it isn’t known what exactly Apple has planned for the company.

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This is what buying SolarCity is worth to Tesla’s master plan

This is what buying SolarCity is worth to Tesla’s master plan

Back in June, we heard of Tesla chairman Elon Musk's plan to purchase SolarCity. At that time, it appeared that a deal was all but approved, with Musk saying the two had to do their due diligence and seek the go-ahead from the board of directors for both companies. It looks like that approval has arrived, with Tesla announcing today that it has struck a deal with SolarCity and will now move forward with the acquisition process.

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