* IBM. Fimalac Thursday announced a definitive agreement with IBM leading to the sale of its subsidiary Algorithmics group for an amount of U.S. $ 387 million (270 million euros).
* GOOGLE Wednesday proposed a promotional offer on its home page in the United States, rare for the giant of online advertising.
World number one search engine launched this year offers coupons promo in some cities, called Google Offers to counter the appetite of American specialist of the genre, Groupon, whose interest in the Internet is growing.
* NORTHROP GRUMMAN – The U.S. government has sought the opinion of Congress concerning its proposed sale to South Korea four Global Hawk reconnaissance drones “Block 30″, for a price estimated at $ 30 million, said two sources familiar with the matter.
The unmanned aircraft, produced by Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and including Raytheon, would be sold if the Congress agrees with ground stations.
* AT & T. An agreement may still be concluded for the acquisition by AT & T T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. subsidiary, said Thursday a German government official who declined to be identified.
* CIENA Thursday posted unexpected adjusted earnings in the third quarter, reflecting a reduction in operating expenses, which resulted in an increase of the share of 4% in pre-market.
The telecom equipment manufacturer reported a loss of $ 31.5 million, or 33 cents per share against a loss of 109.9 million ($ 1.18) a year earlier.
Excluding items, it releases earnings per share of eight cents, while analysts expected a loss of the same amount.