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Twitter Stock Soars After Rumors Of Google Takeover

Rumors are swirling again that Google is trying to buy Twitter, raising the social media website’s stock to $52, a 4 percent increase on Tuesday.



San Francisco Reservation Website OpenTable To Be Sold For $2.6 Billion To Priceline

Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment.


Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Facebook Reportedly Rebuffed In $3 Billion Bid To Buy Snapchat

Menlo Park’s Facebook has reportedly been spurned in its efforts to buy the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat.


Barry Zito

Giants Formally Part Ways With Barry Zito

Because the 35-year-old Zito realized this moment was coming, he recently took out a full-page newspaper ad to thank the fans for standing by him through a tough tenure on this side of San Francisco Bay. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner across the water for the Oakland Athletics, Zito just completed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Giants.


Oracle Corp. company headquarters in Redwood Shores. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle To Pay $1.9B For Dublin-Based Doftware Company

The planned purchase of Taleo extends Oracle’s offerings in the growing arena of cloud-based computing. With such an approach, businesses don’t run software and services in-house, but rather send those tasks to remote locations operated by companies such as Oracle and IBM Corp.


Troy Murphy goes up for a layup as a Warrior in 2005. (Rocky Widner)

Warriors, Murphy Reach Buyout Agreement

The Golden State Warriors have reached a buyout agreement with Troy Murphy and placed him on waivers.

CBS San Francisco–02/28/2011


Google, Facebook Reportedly Considering Buying Twitter

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have both held low-level talks with Twitter Inc. about purchasing the social networking service, according to a report published Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

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Groupon Rejects Google Bid, Stays Independent For Now

Published reports are saying that Google’s attempt to buy local-coupon site Groupon appears to have failed for now.

CBS San Francisco–12/04/2010

Oracle Corp. company headquarters in Redwood Shores. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle To Acquire E-Commerce Software Maker ATG

Oracle Corp. is adding to its software arsenal software with the $1 billion all-cash deal announced Tuesday for a company called Art Technology Group Inc., which helps businesses interact with online shoppers to boost sales.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

A sign at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale. (AP)

AOL, Buyout Firms Reportedly Mulling Bid For Yahoo

Yahoo’s inability to snap out of a financial funk may be about to turn the Internet company into a takeover target for the second time in less than three years.

CBS San Francisco–10/13/2010