Webwire: Texas Instruments bids for rival; US considers Google probe

Texas Instruments has shocked analysts with a $6.5 billion (€4.5 billion) bid to acquire National Semiconductor – a deal that will make it the world’s third largest chipmaker.
 
Google is facing a probe into its dominance of the search industry from either the US Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department.
 
Vodafone has made a fresh challenge in its tax battle with India over the 2007 acquisition of Hutchison's stake in what is now Vodafone Essar, petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn the $2.6 billion (€1.8 billion) bill.
 
Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish language broadcaster, is discussing entry to the mobile market through a partnership with Mexican mobile operator Iusacell.
 
Cisco CEO John Chambers has admitted to management failures after a run of stock price declines, and told employees the company needs to refocus and become more disciplined
 
Thai mobile operators have begun charging subscribers to port their numbers.

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