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United Tech Makes $3B Bid for Diebold

Deal would expand UTC's footprint in electronic security business

(Newser) - United Technologies is bidding $3 billion for Diebold, one of the largest manufacturers of ATMs and voting machines. The unsolicited bid is $40 per share, a 66% premium over Diebold’s closing stock price Friday of $24.12, reports the New York Times. The deal would provide an opportunity for... More »

Higher Bid Could Rattle Yahoo Holders

Many also hold Microsoft stock and could lose money

(Newser) - A new Microsoft bid to take over Yahoo will do little to quash Yahoo holders' worries— primarily because many of them have greater holdings in Microsoft itself, reports MarketWatch. Eighteen of Yahoo's top shareholders—comprising 42% of its shares—have greater investments in the software Goliath "and could likely... More »

Microsoft and Yahoo May Not Be Enough to Fell Google

Is bigger better, or just bigger problems?

(Newser) - A Microsoft/Yahoo combination would pose a greater challenge to Google, but it's not at all clear the search engine behemoth would be greatly affected, NPR reports. Google owns about 60% of the search market—three times that of Microsoft and Yahoo combined. And, perhaps more to the point, it is... More »

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