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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
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
Verizon to buy Yahoo core assets for $4.8 billion
Verizon to buy Yahoo core assets for $4.8 billion
As expected, Verizon will bid $4.8 billion for Yahoo's core assets, ending the Web pioneer company's sad decline since its peak in the early 2000s. ...... 25 Jul 2016 - 5 comments
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
According to sources, Microsoft is willing to help financially back bids to acquire Yahoo, including those from private equity firms. Yahoo ...... 27 Mar 2016
Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp for $4 billion
Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp for $4 billion
After a few delays, Foxconn has agreed to purchase Sharp for $4 billion, with the deal expected next week. Both companies will hold board ...... 26 Mar 2016 - 3 comments
Activision Blizzard completes acquisition of Candy Crush maker King
Activision Blizzard completes acquisition of Candy Crush maker King
Gaming giant Activision Blizzard has completed their acquisition of Candy Crush maker King Digital today, buying the mobile gaming company for $5.9 billion. ...... 25 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
It's official: Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion
It's official: Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion
Hard drive maker Western Digital has announced their acquisition of memory card giant SanDisk for $19 billion in cash and stock. There had ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Did Apple just buy real-time motion capture studio Faceshift
Did Apple just buy real-time motion capture studio Faceshift
According to some new speculation, Apple may have acquired real-time motion capture studio Faceshift. Faceshift uses 3D sensors to capture ...... 05 Sep 2015
Intel set to close deal to purchase chip maker Altera
Intel set to close deal to purchase chip maker Altera
After talks had stalled last month, it appears Intel has resumed negotiations to purchase chip maker Altera. The new deal could be for as ...... 31 May 2015 - 1 comment
Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion, 15 years after AOL had biggest failed merger in history
Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion, 15 years after AOL had biggest failed merger in history
Verizon Communications has announced today the purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion as the company looks to expand its advertising and mobile video services. ...... 13 May 2015 - 1 comment
Comcast and Time Warner spent over half a billion on failed merger
Comcast and Time Warner spent over half a billion on failed merger
According to Comcast's most recent earnings report, the cable giant has spent over $330 million in 'transaction-related costs' in its attempt ...... 05 May 2015 - 2 comments
Google could be preparing to purchase mobile payments company Softcard (formerly Isis)
Google could be preparing to purchase mobile payments company Softcard (formerly Isis)
According to new reports, Google could be preparing to acquire the mobile payments company Softcard (formerly known as Isis) to boost their ...... 18 Jan 2015
Report: Verizon has expressed interest in acquiring AOL
Report: Verizon has expressed interest in acquiring AOL
According to sources, Verizon has had discussions with AOL with the massive telecom looking to either acquire the smaller Internet company or ...... 06 Jan 2015
Iliad Group ends their strange takeover plans for T-Mobile US
Iliad Group ends their strange takeover plans for T-Mobile US
French startup carrier Iliad Group has ended their plans to try to acquire T-Mobile US. In July, the carrier submitted an offer to become ...... 15 Oct 2014
Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft has confirmed it is acquiring Minecraft creator Mojang AB for $2.5 billion, a huge bet that the popular game will remain popular into ...... 16 Sep 2014
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
According to multiple sources, Microsoft is in deep discussions to buy 'Minecraft' maker Mojang AB, at a $2 billion price tag. The Swedish ...... 10 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
Amazon to purchase video game live footage service Twitch for almost a billion
Amazon to purchase video game live footage service Twitch for almost a billion
Amazon has acquired video game live streaming video service Twitch.tv for $970 million, following an earlier rumor that the company was looking ...... 26 Aug 2014
Yahoo to buy analytics firm Flurry for over $200 million
Yahoo to buy analytics firm Flurry for over $200 million
Flurry, well known in the mobile industry for its in-depth analytics, has been acquired for over $200 million by Yahoo. Yahoo continues to ...... 22 Jul 2014
Google to possibly acquire video search startup Baarzo
Google to possibly acquire video search startup Baarzo
According to sources, Google is actively in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, although it remains unclear whether a final agreement ...... 22 Jun 2014
Vevo could be worth $1 billion
Vevo could be worth $1 billion
Vevo, the massive music video streaming service, has now put itself up for sale with an estimated value of $1 billion. The company hired ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
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