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Day: July 1, 2016

Bid war drove up Microsoft’s LinkedIn bill

A bidding war with Salesforce.com forced Microsoft to pay nearly $6bn extra to seal its planned takeover of LinkedIn last month, according to new details released on Friday. The contest eventually led Salesforce to offer $500m more than Microsoft, at least on paper, though its cash-and-stock offer was heavily dependent on its own share price, […]

Rare Chinese vase used as doorstop for 36 years sells for £650,000 

He added: “Of hexagonal outline, it is brilliantly painted in tones of cobalt blue. With boughs of pomegranate and peach alternating with flowering branches, it is a work of art, painted with the Qianlong mark to the base. “With important Chinese porcelain once removed from China during the 19th century and being bought back by […]

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