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  • iSelect makes off-market offer for Infochoice

    iSelect Limited has altered the terms of the $33.5 million takeover offer for fellow price comparison website operator Infochoice (ASX:ICH).

  • HP to acquire info management software firm Autonomy

    After half a day of frenzied speculation from the IT industry, Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it is acquiring information management software vendor Autonomy, for $US42.11 per share, or about $10.3 billion.

  • HP kills tablets, smartphones, confirms PC spin-off plans

    Hewlett-Packard will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad tablets and smartphones. It also confirmed that it is exploring the possible spin-off or sale of its Personal Systems Group (PSG), which dominates the global PC market.

  • HP plans PC spinoff, $10 billion Autonomy buy

    Hewlett-Packard is reportedly set to announce that it will spin off its PC business and purchase analytics software vendor Autonomy for $US10 billion -- moves that will allow it to focus on the higher-margin enterprise business revolving around software, services and servers.

  • Zynga reportedly buys Astro Ape

    Zynga has acquired mobile games start-up Astro Ape, according to Business Insider, which notes that Astro Ape employees are changing their place of employment on LinkedIn.

  • Why Microsoft won't buy hardware to compete with Googorola

    Chances are Microsoft will not retaliate against Google's 12.5 billion purchase of Motorola by acquiring a phone maker of its own, say industry analysts, mainly because of the company's rich history developing and licensing software and building an ecosystem of hardware partners.

  • Google-Motorola deal: Pundits weigh in

    Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

  • Analysts: Google looks to Novell for Motorola value

    Google's interest in Motorola may really be just for the patents after all.

  • Are Motorola's patents enough to protect Android?

    Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility will land it a vast portfolio of patents, but the legal obstacles facing its Android operating system are far from over, legal experts said.

  • As a carrier's partner, Google may shine

    Google's planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility will force the search giant into a whole new set of relationships with mobile operators, which could benefit the carriers but also create tension.

  • Google's Motorola buy may offer boost to Microsoft

    With most acquisitions, there are winners and losers. Google's buy of Motorola is no different, but in this case, neither of those companies comes out a winner, analysts say. "

  • Mayors voice support for AT&T deal with T-Mobile

    More than 100 U.S. mayors have expressed support for AT&T's proposed acquisition of mobile rival T-Mobile USA, AT&T said Wednesday.

  • Twitter snaps up Bagcheck, a social 'lists' site

    Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, an online service where people create lists of items that interest them, such as cameras they've used or their favorite cold remedies, and share the lists with others.

  • HTC buys mobile backup service developer

    HTC aims to boost its mobile backup and sync services with the acquisition of Seattle company Dashwire.

  • Web.com to acquire Network Solutions

    Web.com said Wednesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held domain name registrar Network Solutions, to capitalize on a shift by small and medium businesses from traditional marketing channels to online marketing.

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