08/23/2013, Apple has been making a number of improvements to its Maps iOS application, but ultimately, the service has yet to become as popular as competing services, such as Google Maps. Misinformation and inaccuracies seem to be some of the big issues plaguing Apple’s Maps, but if you’re someone who relies on public transportation, the service has been completely useless to you up until this point. That is until Apple acquired […]
08/13/2013, When you are a small company, you are extremely nimble and can navigate yourself through choppy waters with greater ease than behemoths, but somehow do not happen to have the kind of money that the big boys have – which requires you to be more creative in order to keep up with the competition. However, when a small company eventually “grows up” to be the proverbial 800 lbs gorilla, then […]
07/03/2013, Yahoo has acquired Qwiki, the iPhone video tool that allows users to create a video montage.
04/26/2013, We recently reported on Wavii’s possible acquisition by Google earlier this week, and it looks like the cat is officially out of the bag as the company has announced that it has indeed been acquired by Google. The news comes from Wavii’s CEO Adrian Aoun, who published a statement on its homepage:
03/15/2013, Dropbox announced they receive one billion uploads every day a few weeks ago at MWC, which obviously means they have a ton of users uploading their files onto the service on a regular basis. They’re always looking to expand their features, which is why they previously acquired Audiogalaxy and Snapjoy. Today, Dropbox is announcing another acquisition that may make them a major player in the world of email clients. Dropbox has announced they […]
07/03/2012, We’ve heard rumors over the past few months that HTC had bought MOG, and today the news surfaced that it has finally become official. HTC, through its subsidiary Beats Audio, has bought up MOG for $14 million. This number is a little surprising at first since MOG raised $33 million throughout its entire existence. The low number could be the result of Beats Audio splitting up MOG into two separate companies. […]
12/20/2011, Yesterday we reported that AT&T withdrew its plans to acquire T-Mobile, due to heavy opposition from the government. Well it looks like the T-Mobile won’t be coming out empty-handed from the unsuccessful deal. According to reports online, Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile will be getting a $3 billion cash payout from AT&T. In addition to the money, T-Mobile USA will be getting some of AT&T’s AWS spectrum – […]
12/14/2011, With Nokia committing themselves to making and selling Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices, would you really be that surprised if Microsoft just bought over Nokia’s smartphone division? Well it seems that Denmark’s largest bank, Danske Bank, thinks so as well as they have announced that Nokia could be selling their smartphone division to Microsoft.
12/13/2011, The AT&T and T-Mobile merger deal isn’t looking so good. Some analysts have even gone as far as claiming that the deal is on its death bed, although given the huge obstacles and the amount of opposition that both AT&T and T-Mobile had to face, we can’t help but agree to a certain extent, but it seems that AT&T is now trying to salvage what’s left of the deal by […]
12/05/2011, When Sony announced their plans to buyout Ericsson’s stake in their Sony Ericsson joint venture, it was sort of a given that it was only a matter of time before Sony dropped the Ericsson moniker from the brand and focus on pushing out Sony-branded products instead, much like how they’re gotten the ball rolling with their Sony-brand Android tablets, the Tablet S and Tablet P.
11/29/2011, We had reported last week that AT&T had withdrawn its FCC application for the approval of the T-Mobile acquisition. It seemed that due to numerous complaints and opposition from their competitors and even the government, AT&T has decided to withdraw its application but at the same time not give up on the possibility of a possible approval in the future, so much so that they are considering divesting T-Mobile assets […]
11/25/2011, If you’re the type that believes in negative energy and whatnot, it appears that with all of their detractors and even the government going against their merger, AT&T has withdrawn their application from the FCC that requested approval for a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, a deal that was valued at $39 billion.
11/23/2011, It seems that the ITC has thrown out the case of HTC vs Apple, another one of the numerous patent wars that are being fought around the world at the moment. However it seems that this loss to Apple has HTC reconsidering their buyout of S3 Graphics and seems to suggest that the buyout of S3 was based solely on its interim patent win against Apple.
11/18/2011, We know that Google has announced their plans to purchase Motorola Mobility, and it seems that Motorola’s shareholders have given the company the green light to proceed with the acquisition deal with a 99% vote in favor of the deal. The shareholders at the meeting reportedly represented about 74% of Motorola’s total shares, thus displaying a strong support for the deal, according to Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha.