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Huawei to buyout Symantec’s stake in their joint venture

11/15/2011, Huawei, a company known for putting out affordable mobile devices has announced their plans to buy out the remaining 49% stake in their Symantec joint venture. For those unfamiliar, Symantec is a company that specializes in security software for...

Kobo acquired by Rakuten

11/08/2011, Kobo, the eBook reader platform developer and eBook reading app provider has been reported to have been purchased for $315 million by Rakuten, one of the world’s top 3 e-commerce companies by revenue. It looks like Rakuten wants to take a stab at...

MetroPCS said to be frontrunner in buying AT&T’s assets

10/21/2011, One of the reasons why the AT&T and T-Mobile deal has not gone through, despite it being announced months ago, is that not just their competitors, but antitrust regulators who feel that through AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, competition will...

Motorola Mobility stockholders to vote on “Googorola” deal

10/14/2011, A few months back, Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola’s mobile division, Motorola Mobility. Naturally this was a very big deal, the deal $12.5 billion deal not withstanding, but also its implications since Google’s Android platform can be...

RIM buys NewBay for $100 million

10/07/2011, So Apple has their iCloud, and now it looks like RIM may be attempting something similar with their recent acquisition of NewBay Software,  a company that provides white-label cloud-based content services. With RIM’s smartphone market share not being...

Swype purchased for $100 million by Nuance

10/06/2011, Nuance dug deep into their coffers for Swype – to the tune of a cool $100 million thereabouts in fact – according to a source who knows all the wheelings and dealings that is going on. Seattle-based startup Swype is something of a revolution...

Sony to buy Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson joint venture?

10/06/2011, With Sony foraying into the tablet scene with the Tablet P and Tablet S offerings, we’re sure that some were probably wondering when they would start putting out their own phones. Granted that Sony Ericsson is a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson,...

Rhapsody picks up Napster

10/03/2011, Rhapsody must have looked upon Napster with a longing, and in another case of a corporate giant swallowing up smaller entities, America’s largest on-demand music service has decided to fork out the dough to acquire Napster’s subscriber base in order...

Google/Motorola Mobility deal to be further looked into by DOJ

09/29/2011, The AT&T and T-Mobile merger has been getting quite a bit of attention lately, with just about everyone thinking that this is a bad move. Meanwhile another major acquisition, Google and Motorola Mobility, has been rather quiet and keeping to the...

Sprint CEO hints at acquiring T-Mobile

09/23/2011, While we know that Sprint isn’t too fond of AT&T’s plans to acquire T-Mobile, it looks like the carrier doesn’t mind merging with T-Mobile itself. On Wednesday, Sprint’s CEO was reported as making some interesting comments at an...

Blockbuster to take on Netflix with a streaming service

09/23/2011, Blockbuster, the once popular video rental service, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and was snapped up by Dish Network but since then we haven’t heard much about it – until now. Dish Network and Blockbuster has sent out an invitation to the...

Verizon appears to be in support of AT&T/T-Mobile merger

09/22/2011, The AT&T and T-Mobile merger is certainly not looking well at the moment. It seems that there are many who do not wish to see the merger go through, among them being Sprint and Cellular South and even the Department of Justice, with all three tossing...