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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 cable companies in the U.S. 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. 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 10 Jun 2013
Yahoo preparing to buy Tumblr?
Yahoo preparing to buy Tumblr?
Could cost $1 billion 17 May 2013
Amazon paid $150 million for Goodreads
Amazon paid $150 million for Goodreads
Amazon will add the company into its book social discovery engine 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. 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
Microsoft completes purchase of Yammer for $1.2 billion
Microsoft completes purchase of Yammer for $1.2 billion
Microsoft has finally confirmed its acquisition of Yammer, for $1.2 billion. CEO David Sacks will continue to lead the company as it is integrated ...... 26 Jun 2012 - 1 comment
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