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Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

Aerospace & Defense, 24 May 2015

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

FRANKFURT - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

23 May 2015

BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses

- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.

22 May 2015

Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC

- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Deals, 22 May 2015

Founder of Facebook's Oculus hit with lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - The founder of virtual reality glasses maker Oculus VR Inc, acquired by Facebook Inc for $2 billion, has been accused of taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

Facebook 22 May 2015