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Starwood receives an unsolicited $12.8 billion offer from a Chinese-led consortium that includes Anbang, Primavera Capital and J.C. Flowers.

Viacom shareholders vote to re-elect the company’s board members.

Longtime Sequoia Capital partner Michael Goguen resigns amid sexual abuse allegations. Goguen’s countersuit calls his accuser an “exotic dancer” who was “looking for a payday”.

Alibaba affiliate Cainiao attracts GIC and Temasek as investors.

Bill Gross is cleared to pursue his lawsuit to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars from Pimco.

Google will urge Congress to help get self-driving cars on roads.

Volkswagen institutional investors file a $3.61 billion suit in Germany.

VC-backed Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million.

Mashable will make four web shows with NBCUniversal’s Bravo.

VC firms bet tens of millions of dollars that startups offering on-demand valet parking would flourish. Turns out it’s hard to make money parking cars.

Fortune’s Apple-Watcher Philip Elmer-DeWitt is leaving to launch his own site.

Ex-Gawker editor backs of his testimony in Hulk Hogan case.

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