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Twitter Stock Soars After Rumors Of Google TakeoverRumors 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 PricelinePriceline 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.
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.
Giants Formally Part Ways With Barry ZitoBecause 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 To Pay $1.9B For Dublin-Based Doftware CompanyThe 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.
Warriors, Murphy Reach Buyout AgreementThe Golden State Warriors have reached a buyout agreement with Troy Murphy and placed him on waivers.
Google, Facebook Reportedly Considering Buying TwitterGoogle 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.
Groupon Rejects Google Bid, Stays Independent For NowPublished reports are saying that Google’s attempt to buy local-coupon site Groupon appears to have failed for now.
Oracle To Acquire E-Commerce Software Maker ATGOracle 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.
AOL, Buyout Firms Reportedly Mulling Bid For YahooYahoo'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.

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