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 computers, and are probably most famous for their Norton AntiVirus software.
11/09/2011, Siri is one of Apple’s latest and probably the most hyped up feature on the iPhone 4S. So much so that developers have attempted to port it over onto older iPhones, but if a recent SEC filing is to be believed, it seems that Amazon may want in on a Siri-like feature of their own too.
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 the eBook business with its latest acquisition. Rakuten has been on a shopping spree recently, with the purchase of multiple companies such as PriceMinister (a French e-commerce […]
11/04/2011, Ever heard of DragonWave before? I haven’t, but here they are making headlines as they seem to be in the running to purchase the microwave transport business from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in due time – including the latter’s associated operational support systems and related support functions. This particular move would mena DragonWave will end up as a strategic supplier of packet microwave and related products to Nokia Siemens Networks, […]
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 essentially be dead, at least as far as the small carriers are concerned. One of the ways that AT&T has tried to appease the courts and their competition is by offering […]
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 found on many of Motorola’s recent smartphones. This however did not sit too well with the antitrust regulators, who not too long ago requested to take a closer look at the […]
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 where it used to be, and with customers jumping ship to iOS, Android and even Windows Phone, it looks like the company is doing everything in its power to play catchup.
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 when it comes to virtual keyboards if you find it difficult to make the transition from a physical QWERTY keyboard over to a virtual one.
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, it appears that Sony is close to closing a deal that would buy out Ericsson’s stake in their mobile phone joint venture.
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 to extend their leadership position to the next level.
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 background, at least until now where the DOJ (Department of Justice) has decided to take a closer look at the $12.5 billion deal.
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 investor conference that suggested he had given it some thought. While he made it clear he was being hypothetical when speaking, he noted that antitrust regulators would approve a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, and […]
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 media, informing them about an important announcement that will be happening later today. Taking place in San Francisco at 1PM EST, the event will be related to […]
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 lawsuits AT&T’s way in order to prevent the merger from happening. Understandably Sprint and Cellular South, both carriers, do not want to see it […]