Full Tilt Poker Weekly Update 5/1/2012
1) No major headlines since the rumors of PokerStars purchasing Full Tilt. Nothing is official as of yet. However, PokerStars did issue a statement on the matter. In they basically say that negotiations are ongoing and they can't comment any further until it is finalized.
2) Many have speculated about why PokerStars would want to purchase Full Tilt. Some think there is still value in the software, brand and/or player list, which is true to some extent. This article claims it is more because of the deal they would strike with the DOJ, basically giving them a clean slate.
3) This story was just published on Diamond Flush Poker. It claims to have an actual email sent from Laurent Tapie to Full Tilt employees saying that the deal fell through. It goes on to offer that if all employees would accept, he would hire all of them and with their help, launch a new site and still repay former Full Tilt players. Interesting story, apparently it didn't come to fruition though.