It has approached possible buyers for its internet video service.
The chip company is on the prowl for unique and colorful personalities to help develop its television sector.
While media that began online appears to have an edge in advertising revenue, don't count out web properties set up by the old-school, pre-internet companies.
The Heinz and Dell transactions may not foreshadow an M&A frenzy, but they say a lot about corporate America and the economy.
Waiting for a dip amid this relentless merger wave is like waiting for the Pacific to run dry.
Wal-Mart and Abercrombie & Fitch to report earnings. Deals boost Comcast and US Airways. Solar stocks head higher after State of the Union address.
Companies such as Time Warner, Comcast and News Corp hold the cards. They know this. And soon they will rule the entertainment world.
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