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Telefonica Said to Weigh Latin American Share Sale — Telefonica SA, Spain's biggest phone operator, is considering ways to sell shares in its entire Latin America business to raise money and cut debt, people familiar with the matter said. One option is to create a regional holding excluding Telefonica Brasil SA and list it in the U.S., the people said, asking not to be named as the plans aren't public.

AT&T Agrees to $4.85 Billion Tower Deal With Crown Castle — AT&T Inc. is banking $4.85 billion from yesterday's cell-tower deal with Crown Castle International Corp., giving it extra cash for network upgrades, new spectrum and a possible European expansion.

BlackBerry Said to Have Sought Buyers Since 2012 — BlackBerry Ltd.'s announcement that it will consider takeover bids followed almost a year of advisers unsuccessfully canvassing potential buyers in search of a deal, two people with knowledge of the matter said. In recent months, as BlackBerry sales and subscriber numbers deteriorated, bankers from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Russia Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing — Artem Kulizhnikov, founder of a startup designed to help musicians annotate music, is packing his bags to leave Moscow in December. His destination: Dubai or Singapore, where he sees a better chance of securing funding for his second company.

Cisco Said to Hire Barclays to Sell Linksys Division — Cisco Systems Inc., the largest maker of equipment for computer networks, has hired Barclays Plc to find a buyer for Linksys, which makes routers for home wireless access, said people with knowledge of the situation. The unit may attract the interest of TV set makers seeking a recognized brand and technology, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process isn't public.

Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support After Remarks — (Corrects 15th paragraph of story that ran on Nov. 21 to remove erroneous reference to Michael's consulting work for Foursquare and Tumblr.) Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure.

JPMorgan, Credit Suisse Ramp Up Push to Fund Startups — Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- When SurveyMonkey Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dave Goldberg wanted to buy out investors from his Internet company and attract new ones who wouldn't balk at his aim to stay private, he steered clear of traditional startup financiers in the venture-capital community.

Dell’s Mitzvah Rescued Buyout as JPMorgan’s Lee Warned of Perils — Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- When Ken Duberstein's secretary told him Michael Dell was on the phone on the afternoon of July 31, there was little doubt about the topic. That morning, Dell Inc.'s special board committee had rejected the latest offer from Dell to take the personal-computer company private, a battle that was dragging into its 11th month.

Slack Is Said to Be in Funding Talks at $2 Billion-Plus Value — (Bloomberg) -- Slack Technologies Inc., whose software helps people collaborate at work, is in talks with investors to raise financing at a valuation of more than $2 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

UN Women halts Uber partnership — New York - The United Nations backpedalled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies to create 1 million jobs for women within the next five years, amid pressure from labour unions and non-governmental organisations. The deal aimed at advancing gender equality was announced on March 10, when the San Francisco-based company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women's rights and economic empowerment.
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