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The logo for SFR, a mobile-phone unit of Vivendi SA, sits on a giant display screen at one of the company's stores in Paris, France.

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The logo for SFR, a mobile-phone unit of Vivendi SA, sits on a giant display screen at one of the company's stores in Paris, France.

Vivendi Goes Back to Future With SFR Spinoff Plan

In its unlikely transformation from a regional water utility into Europe’s biggest telecom and media conglomerate, Vivendi has ridden a lot of corporate trends. It may be on the verge of adding another to the list: the spinoff. Vivendi is...

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A chicken soup dish with accoutrements is served at Naamyaa Cafe in London

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A chicken soup dish with accoutrements is served at Naamyaa Cafe in London

Hungry for Photos: OpenTable Buying Foodspotting for $10 Million

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but photos of restaurant food are apparently worth $10 million. OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation company, is announcing today it’s paying that amount to buy Foodspotting, a smartphone application that lets people share...

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

Angel Investor Esther Dyson Increases Dosage in Health Startups

Angel investor Esther Dyson continues to spread her wings. The former technology analyst found success as an early backer of photo-sharing service Flickr and bookmarking site Delicious, both of which sold to Yahoo. She’s on the boards of high-profile sites...

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

The Man Behind the M&A Machine at Citrix Systems: Mike Cristinziano

Sixteen years ago, as an equity analyst at Needham & Co., Mike Cristinziano was one of the first on Wall Street to recommend buying shares of Citrix Systems, following the software maker’s IPO the previous year. Some $13 billion in...

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Businesses that provide off-site services, such as day care centers, may pay referral fees to Care.com.

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Businesses that provide off-site services, such as day care centers, may pay referral fees to Care.com.

Care.com Acquires Besser Betreut as Website Expands Internationally

  Care.com, a website that helps consumers find local care providers for children, seniors and pets, is acquiring Berlin-based Besser Betreut GmbH to fuel international expansion. The two companies combined will have about 7 million members, said Sheila Lirio Marcelo,...

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As president of the Fox Interactive unit in 2006, Ross Levinsohn said he wanted advertisers to have their own MySpace profiles, just like teenagers.

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As president of the Fox Interactive unit in 2006, Ross Levinsohn said he wanted advertisers to have their own MySpace profiles, just like teenagers.

Remember When Ross Levinsohn Refused to Buy Facebook?

“We are certainly not paying $2 billion for Facebook.” Those words were uttered on March 30, 2006 by the person who was then president of News Corp.’s Fox Interactive unit. His name: Ross Levinsohn. Yes, the same Ross Levinsohn who...

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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger saw the value of their deal with Facebook rise with the IPO pricing.

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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger saw the value of their deal with Facebook rise with the IPO pricing.

Instagram Deal Rises by 17% With Facebook’s IPO Pricing

As if the $1 billion Instagram received for selling its photo-sharing app to Facebook wasn’t enough, the deal’s value has increased by 17 percent in the six weeks since it was announced. On April 9, Facebook agreed to pay $300...

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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

Twitter Said to Have Considered Buying Mobile Photo App Camera+

Soon after Facebook agreed to pay $1 billion for Instagram, social networking rival Twitter considered acquiring a mobile photo-sharing application called Camera+, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said. Twitter executives held several meetings with Camera+ developer Tap Tap...

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

Zynga’s Acquired Founders: Where Are They Now?

As Zynga uses part of its $1.8 billion to acquire popular mobile apps and the key talent behind them, one challenge it faces is keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard. “The most important component of a deal is the human...

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