How Low Will Prem Watsa’s BlackBerry Offer Go?

Prem Watsa’s consortium offered $9 per share for BlackBerry. But will it actually pay that?
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Does Fairfax Have Resources — And Motivation — To Close BlackBerry Deal?

There’s cash to be made if a better offer emerges.
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Third Point Is Latest Fund to Shed Its Apple Shares

Dan Loeb’s Third Point Capital joins the conga line of hedge funds that have recently dumped their Apple holdings. But the moves may have more to do with prudence than anything else.
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Facebook IPO Halo Boosts Social Media Stocks

Facebook’s imminent IPO might mint a mess of millionaires in Silicon Valley come Friday — but in the meantime, it seems to be driving wealth in a few newly public Internet companies, as well.
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BlackBerry Maker Layoffs Met With Chorus of Raspberries

Research In Motion described its decision to sack 10 percent of its workforce Monday as “a prudent and necessary step for the long term success of the company.” But few, it seems, are buying it.
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As CEO Bartz Fiddles With Turnaround, Yahoo’s Stock Value Burns

Yahoo — which turned in yet another disappointing quarter on Tuesday, but with all new excuses for the continuing decline in revenue — is now getting toasted by Wall Street. That would be the marshmallow — and not the champagne — kind.
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CapLinked Wants To Make Deal Opportunities Go Social

Picture this: LinkedIn-meets-Salesforce, for potential start-up financing opportunities. That’s the vision for CapLinked Inc., a new start-up that wants to be the go-to place for setting up and closing deals, as well as managing portfolio companies after the close.

New Looks for Aging Models: Fashion Shots from Yahoo’s Product Runway

“The only worse thing than being talked about is not being talked about.” That quip fired off recently by Ironfire Capital founder and former dissident Yahoo investor Eric Jackson pretty much sums up the state of affairs at the company, which seems to be losing relevance almost as quickly as it’s losing talent.

Microsoft: Mr. Acquisitive?

With $25 billion in its coffers, Microsoft isn’t exactly hurting for cash. So why is the company planning a bond offering that could raise billions in additional capital? Microsoft will say only that the sale of the notes will be used for “general corporate purposes.” Those include working capital and share buybacks. They also include acquisitions.
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Weekend Update, 10/10/08

Kara Visits the Yahoo Annual Meeting!

Icahn't Has Yahoo…Or Can I?

Motorola Gets Yahooed