All Posts By David Hardwick

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain…

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Vladimir Putin wants to boost Russian defense against “aggressive” NATO.

Putin announced that Russia must intensify its battle preparations as a reply to NATO’s “aggressive actions” close to Russia’s borders. Addressing parliament on the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union, Putin berated the West for being unwilling to build “a modern, non-bloc collective security system” with Russia. “Russia is open to…

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North Korea tests mid-range ballistic missiles.

South Korea has informed that their neighbors have test-fired mid-ranged missiles from the ester coastline. The first of the two rockets has been considered a failure for its short distance and altitude (total traveling distance 150km), however the second one had traveled around 400km and reached an altitude of 1,000km which makes it the most…

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Financial Markets: more transparency and less speculation

Strasbourg, 07.06.2016 – The European Union will have new and tougher standards on financial market transactions from January 2018. The European Parliament adopted the new Directives on Markets for Financial Instruments (MiFID II) today. “The MiFID is the cornerstone of Europe’s post-crisis financial markets regulation, which is why it should enter into force as quickly…

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks Complete Transactions

Charter Names Tom Rutledge Chairman of the Board of Directors and Appoints Board Members STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 18, 2016 – Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable…

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The conflict with the Apple encryption: The hacking approach works only on a “narrow slice” of devices says FBI Director.

April 7, 2016 The means bought from a 3rd party and used for accessing the iPhone that used to belong to one of the shooters from San Bernardino is only valid for “narrow slice” of devices. Speaking to a group at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Comey said the government is considering whether to share…

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