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Google Motorola bid wins approval  San Francisco Bay Area: US regulators have approved Google's $12.5bn bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it won clearance from European authorities Google in $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal   San Francisco Bay Area: Internet giant Google has announced a deal to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. The boards of both companies had approved the deal Disney to buy Marvel in $4bn deal  Southern California: Entertainment giant Walt Disney is to buy Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man and the X-Men) in a shares and cash deal valued at $4bn Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer  San Francisco Bay Area: Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
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Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal  San Francisco Bay Area: Apple has confirmed it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics Facebook buys virtual reality firm  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has bought messaging app in a deal worth a total of $19bn in cash and shares. WhatsApp has over 450 million monthly users Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo  San Francisco Bay Area: Google has sold struggling US mobile phone company Motorola Mobility to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn (1.8bn), in a surprise move Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn  San Francisco Bay Area: Google has announced plans to buy thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2bn (2bn), continuing a string of recent acquisitions Google buys military robot-maker  Boston: Google has acquired Boston Dynamics that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue'   San Francisco Bay Area: Yahoo says its $1.1bn purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014 Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'  San Francisco Bay Area: Yahoo's board has approved a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn. The deal was a foregone conclusion Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
Google unveils surprise restructuring under Alphabet

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  San Francisco Bay Area: Under the rebranding, Google will retain its best-known businesses, such as search, apps, YouTube and Android

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  Southern California: Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn


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  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price

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Jul.3 Blackstone buys Hilton for $26bn
  Southern California: U.S. private equity group is buying the global hotels chain for $26bn in an all-cash deal, paying $47.50 for each Hilton Hotels Corporation share

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Oct.9 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
  San Francisco Bay Area: Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently.    YouTube, launched in February 2005, h...
Jan.24   Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
  San Francisco Bay Area: Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles

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Dec.11 Paramount buys rival Dreamworks  Southern California: Viacom, which owns Paramount, has agreed to pay $1.6bn for one of its best-known rival studios

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Dec.13 Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion  San Francisco Bay Area: PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga Sep.13 MGM studios to be bought by Sony  Southern California: Hollywood's last major independent studio has agreed in principle to be bought by Japan's Corporation Feb.16 Defiant Disney says 'no' to bid  Southern California: The board of entertainment giant has unanimously rejected a takeover bid by Comcast and endorsed its chief Eisner

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Sep.3 HP buying Compaq for $25 billion
  San Francisco Bay Area: The new company with annual earnings of $3.9 billion and 145,000 employees would rival IBM

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