Google Buys Fitbit For $2.1B, Stepping Back Into WearablesGoogle's lack of wearables has been a blind spot that it is fixing with the Fitbit purchase and the upcoming launch of its earbuds, the Pixel Buds, this spring, UBS analyst Eric Sheridan said in a research note.
Spotify buys Gimlet, Anchor to ramp up its podcast gameGimlet Media has a podcast studio with dedicated intellectual-property development, production and advertising capabilities. Gimlet is known for producing the podcast "Homecoming," a fictional thriller, which was made into an Amazon series starring Julia Roberts.
Expedia Buying Chicago-Based Rival Orbitz For $1.33 Billion
Tyson Moves Forward With Acquisition Of Hillshire BrandsTyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods.
Hillshire Looks Beyond Meat With Birds Eye, VlasicThe Chicago-based company, which makes Hillshire Farm lunch meats, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park franks, said Monday that it would buy Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at $4.23 billion.
Madigan Joins DOJ Lawsuit To Block AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined the federal government Friday in its effort to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.