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In a massive $40 billion acquisition Nvidia buys ARM
In a massive $40 billion acquisition Nvidia buys ARM
Nvidia is known as the top dog in graphics cards but not many realize what kind of a behemoth it in fact is. The company's market cap is about ...... 14 Sep 2020
Oracle, of all companies, acquires TikTok U.S. operations
Oracle, of all companies, acquires TikTok U.S. operations
The controversial social media TikTok has been acquired by a company that not many even considered in the race. Oracle, the company behind MySQL, ...... 14 Sep 2020
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. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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 U.S.' fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile US, it appears their main suitor Sprint is ending their pursuit. 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
Many believe that bid was completely dead on arrival, but it now appears that Iliad is speaking with investors and other companies in order to improve their bid, including speaking to cable and satellite giants Cox, Dish and Charter. 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. 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. 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. 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 weather, or even the time of day. 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. 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 fourth largest carriers in the nation. 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
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