Time Warner Cable’s Suitors Lining Up Funds for Bid

Charter Communications Inc. is nearing an agreement with banks to borrow money for a bid for Time Warner Cable.

Coming to Wall Street This Month: Quantum Dawn 2 — Cyberwar!

A sequel to 2011’s popular exercise, in which banks and federal agencies will attempt to deal with a simulated cyber attack. Probably no car chases, though.


A Call to Arms for Banks

U.S. regulators are stepping up calls for banks to better-arm themselves against the growing online threat hackers and criminal organizations pose to individual institutions and the financial system as a whole.

Time Warner Put the “For Sale” Sign on Time Inc. Last Fall

Jeff Bewkes and company used to insist they wanted to hang on to their magazine business. They stopped saying that in September.

Silver Lake Contributed $1.4 Billion to Dell Buyout Offer, Filings Show

Details emerge on the deal.

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mFoundry Acquired for $120 Million in Cash for Its Mobile Banking Tech

The original developer behind the Starbucks mobile application, mFoundry, has been acquired by FIS, which already owned a 22 percent stake in the company. FIS said it will pay $120 million in cash for the remaining stake, meaning the entire deal was worth around $165 million. Other investors in the nine-year-old company include MasterCard, Intel Capital, Motorola Mobility, PayPal, Bank of America and Ignition Partners. MFoundry had 850 clients, many of which were banks that deployed the company’s technology inside of their mobile apps.

Another Square Copycat: Bank of America Launches Mobile Payments

Bank of America’s new mobile payment solution is a little larger and not quite Square, but operates a lot like the one being distributed by the Silicon Valley start-up.


Email Giants Move to Slash “Phishing”

Email-service providers Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL Inc. are backing a new effort intended to dramatically reduce “phishing” emails — which attempt to trick recipients into thinking they come from a legitimate source.

MasterCard Makes Its First Mobile Payments Investment in mFoundry

MasterCard has made a strategic investment in seven-year-old mobile banking start-up mFoundry.

Most Top Banks Have an App for That

Larry Ellison: Behind the Kimono

Exclusive: Yahoo CIO Kirwan Bids Adieu

2010: Year of the Palm? Maybe Not…

Intel Beats Bust? Big Time

Intel Beats Bust? Big Time