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1. 2014-03-25 Facebook buys virtual reality firm San Francisco Bay Area
C. 2014-03-10 World's largest banana firm created Ireland
3. 2014-02-19 Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn San Francisco Bay Area
2014-02-13 Comcast buys Time Warner Cable Philadelphia
5. 2014-01-29 Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo San Francisco Bay Area
6. 2014-01-13 Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn San Francisco Bay Area
H. 2014-01-13 Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal
8. 2013-12-16 Google buys military robot-maker Boston

World's largest banana firm created
Facebook buys virtual reality firm

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar. 25
  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn
   Ireland: Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn

February 2014 ... more > Top ^
  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

January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.29 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 Jan.13 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 VW eyes $7bn N America investment   Germany: German carmaker Volkswagen has said it will invest $7bn in North America over the next five years as it looks to boost its sales in the regi... Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal   Illinois: Japanese family-owned drinks firm Suntory is to buy the US beverage group Beam Inc, the company behind the Jim Bean bourbon brand

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.16 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 Dec.9 American Airlines and US Airways merger finalised  American Airlines and US Airways have completed their long awaited merger to create the world's biggest airline Sep.2 Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit  Microsoft has agreed a deal to buy Nokia's mobile-phone business for 5.4bn euro ($7.2bn) 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 history Sep.1 Vodafone's Verizon talks 'advanced' Aug.13 US moves to block airlines merger. Washington Jul.28 Merger makes world's biggest ad firm. France Jul.1 Piano maker Steinway sold for $438m. New York May.30 China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn May.20 Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue'. San Francisco Bay Area May.19 Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'. San Francisco Bay Area Feb.14 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 Feb.13 American and US Airways 'to merge' Feb.5 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

year 2012 Top ^

Oct.30 Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
  Southern California: Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn

year 2011 Top ^

May.10 Microsoft buys phone firm Skype

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Nov.3 General Motors cancels Opel sale  Detroit: GM has cancelled plans to sell a majority stake in its European car business Opel, including its UK brand Vauxhall

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.17 Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal
   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

year 2007 Top ^

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
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year 2006 Top ^

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
. San Francisco Bay Area

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.15 Sprint to Buy Nextel in $36 Billion Deal

year 2001 Top ^

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

year 2000 Top ^

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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