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Taiwan Fines Apple for iPhone Price-Plan Meddling

Apple Inc. has been fined 20 million New Taiwan dollars and ordered to stop interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.

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Twitter’s IPO Prices at $26 Per Share

Twitter’s initial public offering was expected to price at $25 to $28 a share, and that’s exactly where it has come in. Moments ago, the microblogging service said its IPO of 70 million shares has priced at $26 a share. At that price, Twitter will have a market capitalization of approximately $14 billion when it opens for trading Thursday morning on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Twitter to Set IPO Price Range This Week

Twitter will set the price range for its initial public offering this week, according to sources, with an exact price likely to be set in the first week of November. The company, which will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange in the coming weeks, will soon be able to begin its investor roadshow as a result of setting the price range. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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Battered BlackBerry Shares Buoyed by Buyout Buzz

Reports that a handful of big-name tech companies are sniffing around BlackBerry breathed a bit of life into BlackBerry’s increasingly morbid stock price. After briefly touching $8.07, the company’s shares closed at $7.97 Monday — up 3.64 percent.

In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

You need to be mobile in the enterprise, says the cloud-based joint venture of EMC and VMware.
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“Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries

Delivering the A-List to the masses?
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Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties

Big money for tech that essentially failed to find customers.
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Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company

Will this move cause CEO Marissa Mayer to focus on media?
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Meh Is the New Up: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Q2 Expectations and Lowers Guidance

Revenue growth continues to elude the Silicon Valley Internet giant.
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Update: Xobni Price Paid by Yahoo Was $48 Million in Cash, Plus Possible Earn-Outs

Still not a big win, but not a total loss.
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