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Rejected. Billabong says no to TPG’s $821.4 mln takeover offer because it’s too low.

Warren Buffett has picked his successor and Berkshire’s board knows but they’re not telling.

LG is in talks with Google for a Nexus device.

Sprint has walked away from a multibillion dollar deal for Metro PCS

Nearly 70% are women. And other pinteresting facts about Pinterest.

Give him an award. The “Dictator” spills the ashes of Kim Jong Il on Ryan Seacrest.

Man in audience listening to VP Joe Biden speak struggles to stay awake.

Swag for the soulless. Gawker went to the pre-Oscar gifting suites.

Shining a little light on biotech with Bruce booth of Atlas Venture’s LifeSciVC blog

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It’s all happening this week in the historic heart of German capital Berlin where the international private equity community will be gathering to try and find out everything there is to know about returns in our industry

CVC rejects hedge funds plan to convert Nine debt in equity

Billabong rejects TPG offer as too low but discussions are still ongoing