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HTC is halting shares, Google takeover imminent
HTC is halting shares, Google takeover imminent
The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been looking for a buyer for years. Year after year their business has declined, and the past ...... 20 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Report: Google close to acquiring HTC
Report: Google close to acquiring HTC
One of the more storied smartphone manufacturers, HTC, has been in dire straits for a long time. A company which was one of the first smartphone ...... 08 Sep 2017
AT&T offers $85 billion to acquire Time Warner
AT&T offers $85 billion to acquire Time Warner
AT&T, fresh off their massive $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, has now offered $85 billion to purchase Time Warner Inc. The deal, which ...... 22 Oct 2016 - 9 comments
Qualcomm ready to acquire NXPI Semi for nearly $35 billion
Qualcomm ready to acquire NXPI Semi for nearly $35 billion
Major chip producer Qualcomm has agreed to purchase NXP Semiconductors for $110 per share, or $35 billion. The acquisition would be the largest ...... 22 Oct 2016
Raspberry Pi supplier acquired for $871 million
Raspberry Pi supplier acquired for $871 million
Daetwyler Holding has agreed to purchase the largest Raspberry Pi supplier, Premier Farnell, for 615 million pounds ($871 million). The company ...... 15 Jun 2016
Microsoft acquires professional social network LinkedIn for $26 billion
Microsoft acquires professional social network LinkedIn for $26 billion
Earlier today, Microsoft agreed to acquire professional social network and job posting site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The companies say ...... 14 Jun 2016 - 2 comments
BT buys UK's largest carrier, EE for $19 billion
BT buys UK's largest carrier, EE for $19 billion
As has been rumored for months, telecom giant BT has agreed to acquire EE, the UK's largest wireless carrier. The deal values EE at $19 billion ...... 06 Feb 2015
Report: Sprint drops pursuit of T-Mobile US citing regulatory issues
Report: Sprint drops pursuit of T-Mobile US citing regulatory issues
Just hours after it was reported that French carrier Iliad is looking to increase their bid for the U.S.' fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile US, ...... 06 Aug 2014 - 9 comments
T-Mobile rejects Iliad bid but French carrier is not done trying
T-Mobile rejects Iliad bid but French carrier is not done trying
Earlier this month, French carrier Iliad made a surprise bid for rising star T-Mobile U.S., offering $15 billion for a 56.5 percent stake. ...... 06 Aug 2014
Fox withdraws their gigantic bid for Time Warner
Fox withdraws their gigantic bid for Time Warner
21st Century Fox and its chairman Rupert Murdoch have withdrawn their massive $80 billion bid for rival Time Warner. The media giant says ...... 06 Aug 2014 - 1 comment
SanDisk buys up Fusion-io for $1.1 billion
SanDisk buys up Fusion-io for $1.1 billion
SanDisk has significantly enhanced their enterprise and datacenter strategy, purchasing Fusion-io for $1.1 billion in cash. Fusion-io specializes ...... 17 Jun 2014
Priceline agrees to buy restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billion
Priceline agrees to buy restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billion
Massive trip booking site Priceline has agreed to buy major restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash. OpenTable charges ...... 16 Jun 2014
Google ready to buy playlist curating service Songza?
Google ready to buy playlist curating service Songza?
According to new reports, Google is in early talks to buy Songza, the music streaming service that builds playlists based on your mood, or the ...... 07 Jun 2014
Twitter announces acquisition of Namo Media
Twitter announces acquisition of Namo Media
Twitter has announced the acquisition of advertising firm Namo Media in an effort to shore up their own native advertising business. The ...... 07 Jun 2014
Sprint preparing its $40 per share bid for T-Mobile US
Sprint preparing its $40 per share bid for T-Mobile US
After weeks of rumors, it appears that Sprint is preparing a $40 per share bid for T-Mobile US in a deal that would consolidate the third and ...... 05 Jun 2014
DreamWorks Animation is looking to purchase a stake in music video giant Vevo
DreamWorks Animation is looking to purchase a stake in music video giant Vevo
DreamWorks Animation (DWA), is reportedly looking to buy a stake in music video giant Vevo, expanding outside of its blockbuster animated movie business. ...... 13 Apr 2014
Facebook has purchased massive messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion
Facebook has purchased massive messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion
Facebook has made the biggest news announcement of the day, acquiring the massive messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. ...... 19 Feb 2014 - 1 comment
Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable in massive $45 billion deal
Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable in massive $45 billion deal
Comcast will announce their plans to acquire Time Warner Cable tomorrow morning in a massive $45 billion deal that will merge two of the largest ...... 13 Feb 2014 - 16 comments
Samsung buys media software company Boxee
Samsung buys media software company Boxee
Samsung has acquired the media software (and now hardware maker) startup Boxee for $30 million. The Israeli company had been looking for ...... 04 Jul 2013 - 2 comments
Google to buy Waze for $1.3 billion, stealing from Apple and Facebook
Google to buy Waze for $1.3 billion, stealing from Apple and Facebook
After weeks and weeks of speculation, it seems that Israeli mapping startup Waze will be getting sold. Google is said to be purchasing the ...... 10 Jun 2013
Yahoo preparing to buy Tumblr?
Yahoo preparing to buy Tumblr?
Multiple sources are reporting today that Yahoo is in active talks to purchase Tumblr, the popular photo blogging service. The deal could ...... 17 May 2013
Amazon paid $150 million for Goodreads
Amazon paid $150 million for Goodreads
According to ATD, Amazon actually paid $150 million for Goodreads, one of the most popular book review/recommendation services on the Internet. ...... 30 Mar 2013
LG purchases webOS from HP, will port operating system to Smart TVs
LG purchases webOS from HP, will port operating system to Smart TVs
LG has announced today that it will be purchasing webOS from HP, giving the operating system a new home, again. The operating system will ...... 26 Feb 2013 - 2 comments
AT&T buys Alltel's retail wireless operations
AT&T buys Alltel's retail wireless operations
In a move to improve its coverage in rural areas around the nation, wireless giant AT&T has acquired Alltel's retail operations for $780 million. ...... 23 Jan 2013 - 1 comment
Sprint agrees on higher price for Clearwire
Sprint agrees on higher price for Clearwire
Last week, Sprint offered $2.1 billion to buy the rest of Clearwire that it does not own. The carrier is the current majority owner of the company. ...... 18 Dec 2012 - 1 comment
Best Buy founder to make $6 billion bid for the company
Best Buy founder to make $6 billion bid for the company
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is preparing to make a fully financed offer to buy back the company for up to $6 billion. The billionaire ...... 13 Dec 2012 - 13 comments
MetroPCS shareholders sue over T-Mobile merger
MetroPCS shareholders sue over T-Mobile merger
MetroPCS shareholders have sued over the upcoming merger with major carrier T-Mobile USA. The shareholders claim the new merger will "drastically ...... 16 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
Microsoft preparing to acquire Rdio?
Microsoft preparing to acquire Rdio?
The latest rumor, from sources out of Europe, claim Microsoft is preparing to purchase digital music streaming company Rdio. So far Microsoft ...... 05 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
T-Mobile USA, Crown Castle enter $2.4 billion tower transaction
T-Mobile USA, Crown Castle enter $2.4 billion tower transaction
T-Mobile USA and Crown Castle have entered into a agreement in which Castle will acquire rights to 7200 T-Mobile towers in exchange for $2.4 billion in cash. ...... 29 Sep 2012
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal Music Group has been approved to purchase the British record label EMI, with the EU competition regulator giving the "OK." However, ...... 21 Sep 2012
HP posts massive loss
HP posts massive loss
HP has posted a massive $8.9 billion quarterly loss, following another quarter of slowing PC sales. Most of the loss, however, comes via ...... 23 Aug 2012 - 4 comments
OnLive acquired, all employees laid off, some re-hired
OnLive acquired, all employees laid off, some re-hired
Over the week, there has been a mystery surrounding cloud gaming service OnLive. Three days ago, it appeared that the company was set to ...... 18 Aug 2012 - 7 comments
IBM acquires flash memory company TMS
IBM acquires flash memory company TMS
IBM has announced its purchase of Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a maker of flash memory products. The company markets itself as a designer ...... 17 Aug 2012
Google buys up travel guidebook co. Frommer's
Google buys up travel guidebook co. Frommer's
Google has purchased the popular travel guidebook publisher Frommer's for an undisclosed amount. The publisher had been under the umbrella ...... 14 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
On Friday, Apple made headlines by purchasing the publicly traded biometrics company AuthenTec for $356 million. In doing so, it appears ...... 28 Jul 2012
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