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The European Commission has set an April 23 provisional deadline for an investigation into the potential "adverse effect on competition" Apple's proposed acquisition of Shazam may have in the European Economic Area.
There will be no more attempts by Broadcom to take Qualcomm over, as ordered by US President Donald Trump on national security grounds.
There is absolutely no way Qualcomm will agree to a sale at a reduced price after inching closer to its own NXP acquisition, deemed an obvious value enhancer.
Broadcom's recent "best and final offer" for a record-breaking Qualcomm takeover was not final after all, but it may well have been the best the potential seller will ever see.
Qualcomm may well kill two birds with one stone by offering NXP more cash for a long-in-the-making acquisition, also keeping potential buyer Broadcom at bay.
Something about Qualcomm and Broadcom's most recent meeting made the prospective seller think there was still room for negotiation, despite the buyer's apparent unwillingness to further sweeten the deal.
The largest deal in tech history could still go through, as Broadcom is now ready to pay $82 per Qualcomm share, up from $70 in its previous offer.
It didn't take long for Qualcomm's Board of Directors to decide the company can do better than the $130 billion offered by rival Broadcom for a takeover.
They say Qualcomm's management is opposed to any Broadcom deal right now, but $130 billion sounds like an offer the semiconductor giant can't refuse.
It seems only a matter of time before Google or some other tech titan will announce the takeover of HTC's entire business or just the Vive VR division.
Wearable market leader Fitbit is almost certainly closing in on buying smartwatch pioneer Pebble, but only for the latter's software "assets."