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HTC purchases mobile backup service developer, Dashwire

08/05/2011, While HTC is still under fire from Apple due to alleged patent infringement, it doesn’t look like the Taiwanese manufacturer is letting those problems get in the way of its business. It has been recently reported that HTC has purchased a Seattle...

Qualcomm acquires assets from GestureTek

07/26/2011, It has been reported that Qualcomm, the manufacturer behind the popular Snapdragon processors that have been put to a lot of good use in recent smartphones, has acquired unspecified assets from GestureTek. GestureTek is a company that specializes in...

Google buys SageTV

06/20/2011, Over the weekend, Google made an interesting acquisition which is said to help bolster its not very successful Google TV services. The search engine giant bought over SageTV, a company that’s known for the SageTV Media Center: a DVR (digital video...

T-Mobile explains the benefits of AT&T’s acquisition

06/11/2011, It sure looks like T-Mobile really wants to be taken over by AT&T. The carrier, together with AT&T has just posted a filing to the FCC, touting the benefits of a merger. The companies cite the benefits that the consumers will get out of the merger...

Rumor: Microsoft might purchase Nokia

05/16/2011, Don’t you just love juicy rumors? Well, Nokia hasn’t been rocking its way at the top for quite some time now no thanks to a variety of factors such as complacency, the rise of Android, BlackBerry and iOS devices, as well as a shift in...

RIM purchases Tungle, looks set to lay calendar ghost to rest

04/28/2011, One of the major gripes of early reviews concerning the BlackBerry PlayBook would be the lack of a dedicated calendar, but it seems that Research In Motion (RIM) has decided to remedy that after picking up the cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar...

AT&T publishes reasons for wanting to acquire T-Mobile

04/22/2011, We all know that AT&T had the intention of buying out T-Mobile to effectively turn into the largest carrier in the US, but why did they want to do it? According to a filing with the FCC published on their MobilizeEverything site, they revealed the...

Blockbuster to be acquired by Dish Network

04/06/2011, Blockbuster, the movie rental service on its way to bankruptcy has been saved from the jaws of death. Dish Network has just announced that they will be acquiring the movie rental chain for $228 million. While this saves Blockbuster from disappearing off...

Sprint gets vocal about AT&T-T-Mobile acquisition

03/28/2011, While Sprint appeared calm and collected about the whole AT&T-T-Mobile buyout when it was first announced, it looks like they haven’t been so cool after all. Sprint has just announced that they oppose the whole $39 billion takeover. At present,...

Motorola purchases Dreampark

03/23/2011, Is it open season to purchase companies, with AT&T swallowing up T-Mobile for a whopping $39 billion? We now hear of Motorola forking out dough for IPTV software developer Dreampark. While no financial details were revealed, it is widely expected that...

Facebook acquires Snaptu for $70M

03/20/2011, Facebook, the social networking giant that has more than 500 million users and counting, has flexed its financial muscle to the tune of $60 to $70 million by purchasing Israeli company Snaptu. For those who do not know what Snaptu is or what does it do,...

Amazon acquires LOVEFiLM

01/20/2011, Amazon has announced today that they have reached finally acquired LOVEFiLM International Limited. In case you didn’t know, LOVEFiLM is pretty much the equivalent of Netflix in Europe – a subscription entertainment service that allows you to rent...

Skype to acquire Qik

01/06/2011, Skype seems to be going from strength to strength. After the VoIP company recently updated its iOS app to support video chat, the company has announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, the popular provider of mobile video...

Microsoft to acquire California-based start-up Canesta

11/01/2010, Microsoft has flexed their financial muscles yet again, and will be looking to bring Canesta from California into their fold. Why so, you ask? Well, Canesta is a leader in 3D sensing technology for starters, owning 44 patents which represent the...