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EA Gives Up On Merger With Take-Two

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:40 PM | Sunday, September 14, 2008 | (url:

"Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that while EA continues to have a high regard for Take-Two's creative teams and products, after careful consideration, including a management presentation and review of other due diligence materials provided by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., EA has decided not to make a proposal to acquire Take-Two and has terminated discussions with Take-Two."

Yahoo and AOL to merge?

Submitted by: trepanation @ 05:35 PM | Thursday, April 10, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

There are rumors on the wire that Yahoo may merge with AOL via a sale of AOL to Yahoo by Time Warner.

EU approves Google-Doubeclick merger

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:11 PM | Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.baynew...)

- European Union regulators cleared Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion bid for online ad tracker DoubleClick, saying the deal will not hurt competition for online ads.

Critics have complained the deal would give Google too much power.

But the European Commission said Tuesday it found no proof that Google and DoubleClick would be able to squeeze out competitors. That is because Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL provided "credible" alternatives for placing ads on Web sites.

The commission says Google and DoubleClick are not currently rivals. It says Google's purchase even of a potential competitor would not hurt competition in the online ad market.

Could NVIDIA aquire AMD?

Submitted by: Zengei @ 12:13 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Move over Microsoft and Yahoo, time to speculate on the unholy marriage of two other Titans: NVIDIA and AMD. AMD hasn't been doing so hot lately and while NVIDIA doesn't have the cash to straight-up buy AMD, it could do so with additional financing. This would mean NVIDIA would consume its only rival, ATi in the process. Of course NVIDIA has expressed no such desire to acquire AMD, and AMD isn't looking to be acquired, but you can't like Microsoft have all the fun. Next up: Google seeks to acquire... I don't know... Apple, yeah, let's go with that, Google's going to be buy Apple.