Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that went public last year, agreed to buy 900 patents from International Business Machines Corp. to gain access to new technology and build a defense against infringement suits.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., a North American mountain resort and adventure company, in its initial public offering. The company raised about $188 million selling the 15.6 million shares for $12 each, after offering them for $15 to $17 apiece. The shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNOW.
Former Dallas Cowboys football player Josh Brent, found guilty of intoxication manslaughter after a 100-mile-an-hour car crash killed a teammate, was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 year’s probation.
The Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers rounded out the National Football League’s 12-team playoff field by pulling out wins in the closing minutes on the final day of the regular season.