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Xerox threatens to take its acquisition bid directly to shareholders if HP doesn’t rethink its offer

Xerox was "very surprised" to hear of the rejection and is "determined to expeditiously pursue" the buyout, CEO John Visentin wrote Thursday.
File photo of a man walking near the Charles Schwab sign in the Manhattan borough of New York

Charles Schwab will reportedly acquire TD Ameritrade for $26 billion

The purchase will ring in at roughly $26 billion and allow Schwab to better compete with Fidelity, Interactive Brokers and E*Trade.
Entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss arrive at the Met Gala in New York

The Winklevii just made their first-ever acquisition — and they’re buying a crypto firm run by another pair of identical twins

The twins of Facebook-founding fame bought Nifty Gateway, a company that lets users buy digital collectibles called "nifties" with credit cards.
An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

HP board unanimously rejects Xerox’s takeover bid

HP's board said it remains open to future transactions, but would first need to explore "achievable synergies" between the companies.

Xerox is reportedly mulling a blockbuster takeover of HP

HP is more than three times Xerox's size, and a cash-and-stock offer would ring in at a premium to HP's $27 billion market value.

Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google announced on Friday morning that it was buying wearables maker Fitbit in a deal worth $2.1 billion.

Sony just bought the legendary game studio behind ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Ratchet & Clank’

The legendary game studio behind "Marvel's Spider-Man" and the long-running "Ratchet & Clank" series was just purchased by Sony.

Verizon is selling Tumblr to the owner of WordPress, and it sounds like the sale price is about 2% of the $1 billion Tumblr was once worth

The price of the deal was not disclosed, suggesting a big reduction from the $1.1 billion that Tumblr fetched the last time it was acquired.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft is acquiring a startup that will help its cloud customers control how their data is being used

Microsoft is acquiring BlueTalon. It fits into Microsoft's hybrid cloud strategy, which allows customers to use both private data centers and cloud.

WeWork acquires $249 million office-services startup Managed by Q as it goes after larger business customers

WeWork has acquired Managed by Q, a GV-backed platform for office tenants to hire service providers such as cleaners, receptionists or IT support.