Speculation about possible takeover attempts seems to be mushrooming on Wall Street these days. Investors got an earful early this week, with unofficial reports that global wireless operator and Motley Fool Inside Value selection Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) was interested in coughing up a staggering $160 billion to acquire U.S.-based Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ).
London -- British business mogul Sir Richard Branson is backing a company that would allow customers to buy video games in a virtual world.
German-based Game Domain International is set to list on the London stock exchange with an initial valuation of about $1.3 billion, The Independent reported Sunday.
In the company's "A World of My Own interface," users can buy video game titles and download them at a rapid rate, the company said. It already has agreements to sell more than 100 titles from 18 publishers.
There has been talk in the market earlier this week about Sony junking its 60GB version of the PS3 once the new 80GB model is launched. Speculation was rife – would it? Won’t it? Finally, it is official.
General Electric (NYSE: GE) just reported a good, solid quarter wherein its infrastructure segment grew profits by 23% and the commercial finance division managed 18% operating profit growth. There were record orders and record operating income -- a handful of confetti and smiles all around.
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Association and Intel Inc. have agreed to come together to give fruition to their common goal of providing a laptop for every child. However, their individual approaches towards this goal have been different in the recent past.
Investors always like a winning story. Impressive long-term returns from companies such as Hansen Natural and Wal-Mart captivate our attention and serve as a guide for finding the next great stock. Investors in software behemoth Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have taken part in a great story as well -- stock in Bill Gates' iconic company has risen more than 100-fold over the past 20 years.
Not everyone is loving Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) these days. The company's paid search platform is coming under fire after an auto dealer's sponsored contextual ad began popping up in searches for rival showrooms.
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