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2015-08-10 Google unveils surprise restructuring under Alphabet San Francisco Bay Area
2. 2015-05-26 Charter Communications to merge with Time Warner Cable New York
D. 2015-03-25 Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger USA
E. 2014-08-05 Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner Manhattan
F. 2014-07-16 Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid New York
6. 2014-05-28 Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal San Francisco Bay Area
H. 2014-05-18 AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion Dallas
8. 2014-04-25 Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal Microsoft

Charter Communications to merge with Time Warner Cable  New York: Charter Communications, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The deal values TWC at $78.7 billion Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger  US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in... Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang   Sweden: Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn. The title has sold over 54 million copies Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner   Manhattan: Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn (47bn) Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid  New York: US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn 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 AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion   Dallas: AT&T Inc. agreed to buy satellite TV provider for $95 per share to give telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal   Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; 4.5bn) Facebook buys virtual reality firm. San Francisco Bay Area World's largest banana firm created. Ireland Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn. San Francisco Bay Area Comcast buys Time Warner Cable  Philadelphia: Comcast has confirmed a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45bn, creating a company that could control 3/4 of the US cable industry Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo. San Francisco Bay Area Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn. San Francisco Bay Area Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal. Illinois VW eyes $7bn N America investment. Germany Google buys military robot-maker. Boston American Airlines and US Airways merger finalised Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit Vodafone sells stake to Verizon   London: Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate histor... Vodafone's Verizon talks 'advanced' US moves to block airlines merger. Washington Warren Buffett in $28bn Heinz deal   Pittsburgh: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G have agreed to take over the food company, famous for its ketchup Dell to be bought back by founder  Texas: Michael Dell has said that he will buy back the world's number three PC manufacturer that he founded and that carries his name for $24 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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   United Kingdom: British bank Barclays said it had reached a deal to purchase key units of U.S. investment bank, as global markets continued to worry
Sep.14 Barclays quits Lehman sale talks. New York May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price Mar.16 JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns  New York: JPMorgan Chase has said it is to buy Wall Street's 5th-largest investment bank for $2 a share Feb.1 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
  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.31 Murdoch wins Dow Jones battle
  New York: Media tycoon has won his battle to take over the American media giant, publisher of the Wall Street Journal Jul.3 Blackstone buys Hilton for $26bn. Southern California

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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 Jan.24 Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
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Dec.15 Sprint to Buy Nextel in $36 Billion Deal

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Sep.3 HP buying Compaq for $25 billion
. San Francisco Bay Area Jan.10 American Airlines buys TWA

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Dec.14 AOL, Time Warner merger approved
. Washington Jan.24 AOL planned to purchase Time Warner
  America Online plan is the biggest merger ever was greeted as a historic day for corporate America

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