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Cox Explores Bidding for Time Warner Cable

Cox Communications is contemplating jumping into the bidding for Time Warner Cable Inc. — either on its own or with others — say people familiar with the situation.

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BlackBerry Met With Facebook Last Week on Potential Bid

BlackBerry Ltd. executives flew to California to meet with Facebook Inc. last week to gauge its interest in a potential bid for the struggling smartphone-maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

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RadioShack Gets Loan From GE Capital

RadioShack Corp. is getting a financial boost from GE Capital on the cusp of the crucial holiday selling season, people familiar with the matter said.

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AT&T in Cell Towers Deal With Crown Castle

AT&T Inc. plans to lease a portfolio of cell towers, and sell some others, to Crown Castle International Corp. for about $4.85 billion as the telecom giant cashes in on consolidation among tower operators and seeks to spend its money elsewhere.

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Vonage to Acquire Vocalocity for $130 Million

Vonage has agreed to acquire voice-over-Internet-protocol company Vocalocity for $130 million.

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Kodak to Sell Patents for $525 Million

Eastman Kodak Co.’s $525 million patent sale disclosed Wednesday involved a Who’s Who of the global technology industry, as usually fierce rivals came together to take off the market patents governing the digital cameras now ubiquitous in mobile devices.

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Holiday Price War Rages in Real Time

While shoppers jostled and shoved their way through the usual long lines for Black Friday retail deals, a new and more pitched battle was being fought online that promises to redraw how stores plan for their big door-buster specials.

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Stores Bring Black Friday to the Web

As retailers gear up for the traditional shop-fest known as Black Friday, they are focusing on the mobs that line up outside stores and — increasingly — on the masses that shop online from home.

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Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

Eastman Kodak Co. reached a deal with bondholders for $793 million in loans that could take the onetime photography icon out of bankruptcy proceedings on the condition it sell a trove of patents for a certain amount, said people familiar with the discussions.

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Gilt’s Flash Hunt: New Chief for IPO

Online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe Inc. quietly launched a search for a new chief executive to replace co-founder Kevin Ryan as its strives to shore up its financial performance to support a possible initial public offering.