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Google looking for Fitbit acquisition: Reuters
Google looking for Fitbit acquisition: Reuters
In addition to Android, Google has a couple other operating systems for different type of devices. Google has diversified their OS portfolio ...... 28 Oct 2019
Apple bought music detector Shazam, allegedly for $300 million
Apple bought music detector Shazam, allegedly for $300 million
Yesterday there were rumors that Apple was going to close a deal on Shazam. A deal, worth hundreds of millions, was later confirmed as Apple ...... 12 Dec 2017
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
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