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Pointers for a Good Marriage—or Business Deal

Turn your relationship into a strategic alliance

(Newser) - With visions of June brides dancing in her head, Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has advice for newlyweds. Her 15 pointers apply equally well to companies executing deals—not mergers, in which "one company disappears," but alliances and partnerships. Some highlights, from the Harvard Business Review... More »

Fiat, Chrysler Talk Partnership

Deal could allow US firm quick access to small-car parts

(Newser) - Chrysler is in talks with Fiat to form a partnership that could boost the troubled automaker, Automotive News reports. In the deal, Fiat may offer Chrysler access to its platforms, engines, and transmissions for smaller cars, enabling Chrysler to quickly put out a new line of front-wheel-drive, low-emissions vehicles. Fiat... More »

Jackson Will Testify in UK Trial

King of Pop will claim prince's $7M advance was gift

(Newser) - Michael Jackson will appear in a London court next week in a civil trial over his soured partnership with Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah, the Guardian reports. The Sheikh reportedly gave Jackson a $7M advance for several joint business ventures that never came to fruition, including building Jackson his own "oasis... More »

LinkedIn, CNBC Buddy Up

Biz networking site shares content; channel taps new ad targets

(Newser) - CNBC and LinkedIn have announced an alliance in which the business cable channel gets content and tools from the professional networking site—and the ability to more efficiently target ads to LinkedIn’s 27 million users, the Financial Times reports. Though LinkedIn’s CEO says CNBC won’t get users’... More »

Abu Dhabi Invests Another Billion in Hollywood

New subsidiary will work with 3 US producers

(Newser) - A media branch of Abu Dhabi’s government funneled $1 billion into a partnership with Warner Brothers last year—and now a subsidiary of the same firm is investing a second billion over the next 5 years with three US film producers, the New York Times reports. “Abu Dhabi... More »

Gates Rocks (on His Way) Out

Gives his last CES keynote as CEO, unveils deals, plays swan song

(Newser) - Bill Gates kicked off a Consumer Electronics Show for the last time as Microsoft CEO last night, announcing a major deal with ABC/Disney and MGM to distribute content via Xbox sets. He also unveiled an exclusive internet deal with NBC to broadcast video from the 2008 Olympics that he said... More »

MySpace May Join Google Social Project

Rumored deal with OpenSocial could boost both partners

(Newser) - Tech bloggers are buzzing about a rumored partnership between MySpace and Google’s about-to-be-launched OpenSocial project; a big reveal may come as soon as today. Though it still leads Facebook in membership and traffic, the social networker has lost much of its spotlight recently—and CNet’s Caroline McCarthy says... More »

Disney Goes Native in New Markets

No more force-feeding US product in India, China, Latin America

(Newser) - The Walt Disney Co., failing in its efforts to sell American product in foreign markets, is retooling its overseas strategy to partner with local players.  With an eye on five enormous markets—India, China, Latin America, Russia, and South Korea—the entertainment icon is abandoning its go-it-alone approach to... More »

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