News tagged with private firms

Firm warns of hacker threat to mobile gadgets

Cyber security veterans behind startup CrowdStrike will demonstrate at the RSA conference on Wednesday that the types of attacks used against computers are heading for smartphones.

Feb 29, 2012
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US-based iGate to delist Indian unit Patni

US-based company iGate said Wednesday it plans to delist its unit Patni Computer Systems from stock exchanges by buying shares from the Indian company's public shareholders.

Nov 16, 2011
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Google 'mulls bid for Yahoo!'

US Internet giant Google is mulling a bid for rival Yahoo! and has talked to at least two private-equity firms to consider how the deal would be financed, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Oct 22, 2011
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Ex-News Corp. boss won't rule out buying Yahoo!

Former News Corp. boss Peter Chernin said Friday he will not rule out buying Yahoo! but suggested the time was not right, amid intense speculation on the future of the struggling US Internet giant.

Oct 21, 2011
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Alibaba tells Yahoo! to decide on takeover

Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma said Thursday he expects an answer from Yahoo! within weeks to his long-standing offer to buy all or part of the US Internet giant, saying delays were hurting both firms.

Oct 20, 2011
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Google in talks to buy Hulu: report

Google is in preliminary talks to acquire the online video site Hulu, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website Friday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the discussions.

Jul 01, 2011
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Facebook leaked keys to account data: Symantec

US computer security firm Symantec has said that Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network.

May 11, 2011
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News Corp. seeking $100 million for Myspace: WSJ

News Corp. is seeking over $100 million for Myspace and about half a dozen private equity firms and companies are expected to submit bids by the end of this week, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Apr 27, 2011
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