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So Microsoft has taken its ball and gone home: the company announced late today that it is withdrawing its bid for Yahoo after the company refused its bumped-up $33 a share offer and stuck firm to its demand for $37 a share. The letter from Steve Ballmer, which my friend Paul Kedrosky also has posted,…

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I don't know why I'm even bothering with a post that isn't about Apple, when the entire globe -- perhaps even the universe -- is holding its breath waiting for news, but I have to say that the Facebook-buying-Plaxo rumour makes sense to me. I know that both Eric Eldon at VentureBeat and Mike Arrington…
Google executive says the company gets a little peeved when takeover targets, er... lie about their business. That actually happens? clipped from blog.redherring.com Don’t try to pull the tiniest fast one on Google’s acquisitions group—they'll find out!Google acquisition chief Salman Ullah said as much at a Monterey, California, conference of venture capitalists and startups last…
Anyone who has been following the Vonage IPO story - as my friend and conference-organizing colleague Mark Evans has, and as Om Malik has - won't be surprised that the voice-over-Internet pioneer is rumoured to be shopping itself around. The prospectus for its initial public offering, which was on and then off, then back on…

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When it comes to Steve Jobs, most investors and even non-market watchers probably think of a single word: Apple. After all, Apple is the company that Mr. Jobs co-founded in the 1970s, when he was just a cocky twenty-something (as opposed to a cocky fifty-something). It's also the one he has been chief executive of…