Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project

A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid.

Vodafone in talks to sell Verizon Wireless stake (Update 2)

Britain's Vodafone PLC, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, said Thursday that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its stake in Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 mobile carrier in the U.S.

LinkedIn looks to link up with investors with IPO

LinkedIn Corp., the company behind the largest website for professional networking, plans to raise at least $175 million in an initial public offering of stock that could open the IPO floodgates for other widely used online ...

IBM cuts Sun takeover price: WSJ

IBM has cut the price of its takeover bid for Sun Microsystems Inc. to nine to 10 dollars a share from 10 to 11 dollars a share, The Wall Street Journal online reported on Thursday.

Microsoft, Yahoo! in search, ad talks

Microsoft and Yahoo! have held "early discussions" about possible Internet search and advertising partnerships, a leading Silicon Valley technology website reported on Friday.

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