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TERADATA DIVISION WITH EMAIL MARKETING SOFTWARE FIRM BLUEHORNET US-based private equity firmMarlin Equity Partners has merged its existing portfolio company, US-based SaaS email marketing software and services provider BlueHornet, with the marketing execution business of the Marketing Applications division itrecently acquiredfrom Teradata Corp., the..."/>
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –25 July
Yahoo could offer a financial parachute to investors who have stuck with the one-time search engine heavyweight as it watched companies like Google and Facebook comfortably pass by, according to an expert. "This is maybe the best way out if you have held Yahoo stock for a long time," said Peter Ireland, an economics professor at Boston College. "Verizon's stock has done very, very well this year."/>
Expert: Verizon buy could pay off for Yahoo shareholders [Boston Herald]
WORKING TOGETHER [Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.]
LafargeHolcim, the world's largest cement producer and the second biggest in India, is expected to focus on consolidation and inorganic growth options, something it had so far put on the back-burner. On the other hand, UltraTech Cement Ltd, the fifth largest in the world and the largest in India, is expected to focus on..."/>
As LafargeHolcim and UltraTech Cement achieve scale, paths diverge [Mint, New Delhi]
Infosys and Idea Cellular have corrected 10-13%."/>
Know when to hold them, know when to fold [Mint, New Delhi]
Yahoo and AOL would have been a blockbuster deal back in the late 1990 s. Now, the deal is being greeted more with shrugged shoulders than loud applause. Verizon, having acquired AOL off the scrapheap last year, is buying the core parts of Yahoo for $4.8 billion."/>
How Yahoo became an internet also-ran [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Micron Technology Inc., the Boise, Idaho-based solid-state storage device maker, has laid off nearly one-third of its Longmont work force after posting disappointing financial results. Jessica Erickson, president of the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, said local Micron officials told the EDP there would be 70 layoffs at the facility. The company had employed 242 people locally as of late last year, according to the EDP."/>
Micron lays off 70 workers at its Longmont facility [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]
Darden Restaurants Inc., whose brands include Olive Garden, The Capital Grille and Bahama Breeze, will build a LongHorn Steakhouse as part of the new Powers Pointe retail center that's taking shape southwest of Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road, according to plans submitted to the city's Land Use Review Division. The 5,600- square-foot restaurant..."/>
LongHorn Steakhouse plans to ride into Colorado Springs with northeast side location [The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)]
Apple delivers its next business update Tuesday, there's a sense that just hanging in there might be enough to call the last three months a success. That's saying something, especially when talking about the world's most valuable company in terms of market capitalization-- and which reported $50.6 billion in sales during the first three months of the year. "Expectations are low for iPhone and the overall business," Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in a..."/>
Apple's best hope may be to hold steady as iPhone sales weaken [East Bay Times]
Yahoo carries one major unknown. Will Yahoo's billion monthly users and content such as sports and finance be enough to make Verizon a contender in a digital advertising cage fight with Google and Facebook? "If Verizon starts to build an alternative, will advertisers flock?"/>
$4.83 billion Yahoo purchase gives Verizon extended reach [East Bay Times]
Yahoo as an independent company hurts. This is the Silicon Valley pioneer that brought the world to the web and the web to the world."/>
East Bay Times Michelle Quinn column [East Bay Times]

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