Tag: acquisition

Intel & Samsung Backing New Linux-Based Mobile OS

Intel & Samsung Backing New Linux-Based Mobile OS

| September 28, 2011 | 2 Replies

Intel and Samsung are joining forces, backing the development of a new operating system for smartphones and other devices. The new platform, Tizen, is Linux-based and being developed by both the LiMo Foundation and the Linux Foundation. According to the two foundations, the Tizen platform is an open-source, standards-based software platform that supports multiple devices including smartphones, […]

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Patent Wars: HTC Sues Apple, Again

Patent Wars: HTC Sues Apple, Again

| August 16, 2011 | Reply

The patent wars saga continues, and it’s getting crazier and crazier… HTC sued Apple again this week in a Delaware district court for infringing on several patents that cover Apple’s entire product line. The filing doesn’t just cover the iPhone, it mentions everything from Apple’s Mac computers, iPhones and iPads to Apple TV, AirPort and Time Capsule, […]

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What The Google/Moto Deal Means For Nexus Phones

What The Google/Moto Deal Means For Nexus Phones

| August 15, 2011 | Reply

If you own a nexus device or if you were wondering what the next nexus device from Google is you don’t have to worry. Andy Rubin Explained the process of how nexus devices are made and decided upon (money) every year. Here is a part of his explanation: We have this strategy where we have […]

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Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility – Enabling Android to “Break New Ground”

Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility – Enabling Android to “Break New Ground”

| August 15, 2011 | Reply

Well, this came out of nowhere… Google and Motorola have sent out a combined press release today announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40 per share in cash – which is about $12.5 billion. The transaction was unanimously approved by both companies’ board of […]

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EA Buys Plants V Zombies, Bejeweled creator Pop Cap for $750 million

EA Buys Plants V Zombies, Bejeweled creator Pop Cap for $750 million

| July 12, 2011 | Reply

Start small company, make hit games, sell company for close to a billion. That is how Pop Cap Games has worked out and we couldn’t be happier for them. As far as what EA will do with the company remains to be seen. Plenty of times EA has purchased companies only to see them go […]

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Skype Officially Acquired by Microsoft

Skype Officially Acquired by Microsoft

| May 10, 2011 | Reply

There has been a ton of rumors and speculation regarding big players like Facebook, Google and Microsoft partnering or acquiring Skype. Now all of that can end… It has become official that Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. In the press release Xbox and Kinect support were mentioned, along with Windows Phone integration. The […]

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Facebook Set to Buy Mobile App Developer

Facebook Set to Buy Mobile App Developer

| March 21, 2011 | Reply

AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile and now we hear that Facebook is purchasing Mobile App Developer Snaptu. Buying and selling is a way of life for American companies. With that said the question remains who benefits from these company buyouts? Does AT&T’s pending purchase of T-Mobile benefit T-Mobile customers? When the purchase of Snaptu by Facebook […]

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AT&T buys T-Mobile for 39 billion dollars, all your bases belong to AT&T

AT&T buys T-Mobile for 39 billion dollars, all your bases belong to AT&T

| March 20, 2011 | 3 Replies

Yes, what the title says is true. AT&T is in the process of acquiring T-Mobile USA from its parent company, Deutsche Telekom. For those worried about this purchase, there is some hope for you. This deal probably won’t be finalized for another year and has to be approved through the government, but if this were to […]

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Skype to buy Qik

Skype to buy Qik

| January 6, 2011 | Reply

Skype is about to get really serious into the game of video chat! Today Skype has announced the buy out of competitor Qik. CEO of Skype posted a comment on the company’s blog today: Skype and Qik share a common purpose of enriching communications with video, and the acquisition of Qik will help to accelerate […]

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Google getting into the Fashion business…Will Andy Android be wearing Prada soon?

Google getting into the Fashion business…Will Andy Android be wearing Prada soon?

| November 15, 2010 | Reply

Like any giant company Google is branching out and putting its fingers into various other pots, and this time its Fashion.  No not a line of Andy Android shoes or sleepwear, but with a purchase of a website, Boutiques.com. No we have no official word what Google plans on doing with the site, but you […]

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