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T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger receives unanimous board of directors approval

The merger still needs the official nod from the stockholders, however the MetroPCS board of directors has given their approval. The details come by way of a recently issued MetroPCS press release which states that the "board unanimously recommends that MetroPCS stockholders vote their shares "FOR" all proposals relating to the proposed combination with T-Mobile." Basically, the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger continues to move forward.

Google buys prediction company Behavio – wants to know the future

Today Google has added yet another company to their growing roster of employees and acquisitions, only this one is pretty unique and interesting. We've learned Google has acquired a start-up company called Behavio, which uses smartphone sensors of all types to become a powerful prediction engine. This is just one more step in Google's efforts to know what we want before we do.

LinkedIn and Pulse News join forces in $90m deal

Today some breaking news has just arrived from one of the most popular news apps for both Android and iOS. That being that Pulse News has been acquired by LinkedIn for the tune of around $90 million dollars in a mix of mostly stocks, as well as some cash. At first thought we were worried, but rest assured that Pulse won't be going anywhere - at least for now.

Deutsche Telekom “Best and Final” MetroPCS merger bid detailed

We knew Deutsche Telekom was planning to submit a new bid dealing with the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger and it looks like that has not only been done, but also detailed. This will not change the earlier bit about the MetroPCS shareholder meeting having been pushed back to later in April, however we now know what this new bid includes. Coming by way of Deutsche Telekom, here are the details of what they are describing as the "best and final offer."

Deutsche Telekom considering improved bid to save MetroPCS merger

For the most part, things seem to be lining up rather nicely for the proposed merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS. We have already seen all the necessary regulatory approvals which means that the Department of Justice, FCC and the Committee on Foreign Investment have all given the thumbs up. In fact, aside from a statement from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), we have seen very little in terms of opposition.

WhatsApp denies Google acquisition rumors

Yesterday we talked about a new rumor that was making the rounds suggesting that Google was in talks to purchase the WhatsApp Messenger service. The scuttlebutt suggested that WhatsApp might be a bit of technology Google wass eying for its long rumored unified, cross-platform messenger service dubbed Bable.
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