09/20/2011, It looks like we have another member to add to the Department of Justice’s growing army of supporters against the AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Cellular South, one of the smaller carriers in the country has expressed its displeasure against the proposed acquisition by filing a complaint against AT&T in federal court Washington yesterday. I guess nobody bought into AT&T’s plans of selling off its assets to smaller carriers so there won’t be […]
09/16/2011, Bad news for AT&T and those in favor of the carrier’s attempted acquisition of T-Mobile. It looks like the Department of Justice has garnered more troops in support of opposing the merger. It has been reported that seven states will be backing the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against AT&T. The seven states against the merger are: New York, Washington, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania. With over a third of […]
09/09/2011, After taking flak from the Department of Justice last week for attempting to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T has finally filed a response to the DOJ’s lawsuit today. According to CNET’s report, AT&T claimed in its response that the DOJ fails to understand the benefits of the deal and isn’t painting an accurate picture of the competitive environment. AT&T then reiterated its previously mentioned points about how the acquisition would give AT&T […]
09/09/2011, We’re not sure why Samsung has been a favorite target these days whether it be lawsuits or rumors. Previously there were reports that Samsung was interested in buying webOS, a rumor which was then squashed by Samsung’s CEO during IFA 2011. Then new rumors arose the seemed to suggest that it was not webOS that Samsung was interested in, but perhaps it was MeeGo.
09/06/2011, Following in the footsteps of the Department of Justice which filed a lawsuit to block the AT&T-T-Mobile acquisition last week, Sprint is also chiming in with a lawsuit of its own, to back the DOJ’s decision. Sprint had previously opposed the merger, but it wasn’t in the form of a lawsuit until today. According to Sprint’s vice president of litigation, the carrier opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile because it […]
08/31/2011, It looks like AT&T’s plans to acquire T-Mobile might be coming to a halt. This morning, the Department of Justice has been reported to have filed a petition to block the takeover. According to the Department of Justice, the merger would “result tens of millions of consumers” facing fewer choices when it comes to picking a carrier, and will force them to pay higher prices. AT&T’s acquisition would also mean […]
08/29/2011, When HP announced that they would be discontinuing webOS for their smartphones and tablets, and that they were considering moving away from the PC business to focus on the enterprise market instead, there were rumors that Samsung was thinking about acquiring HP’s division, a rumor that was quickly denied later by Samsung themselves. Perhaps it was not the PC division that Samsung was interested in, but rather webOS, or that’s […]
08/24/2011, Earlier today we reported on a rumor that suggested that Samsung may be considering acquiring HP’s PC division. Given that Samsung has plans to become the world’s largest PC maker, the rumors while unfounded, sort of made sense. Why not acquire one of the largest PC makers and add their brand and reputation to their company, which ultimately may help to boost Samsung into the top of the list?
08/15/2011, This morning, we covered the unexpected acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12B, which is a huge premium (60%+) compared to the market value of Motorola Mobile on the previous day. Mobile technology is currently THE hot business topic with about 80% of market growth year-over-year in the Smartphone segment in Q1 2011. The patent war: providing new revenue streams to outsiders, slowing down Android The patent war has […]
08/15/2011, This morning, Google has announced that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12B, which is a huge premium (60%+). This move is somewhat unexpected as it drastically changes Google’s position relative to other handset manufacturers who use Google’s Android operating system. Now Google has a vested interest in the Success of Motorola Android phones, which could create a conflict of interest, although Google says that “its vision of Android remains […]
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 company named Dashwire. Known for developing a platform that lets users back up data created on their phones to the cloud, Dashwire will become a subsidiary of HTC. […]
08/05/2011, We all know that Hulu, one of the web’s premium internet streaming services, has recently been put up for sale by its stakeholders – Fox, NBC and Disney. And joining the list of potential acquirers (Apple, Yahoo, Google, Verizon, AT&T and Amazon) is DirecTV, a direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster. At yesterday’s earnings call, Mike White, the CEO of DirecTV, admitted that the notion of owning Hulu is […]
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 gesture-recognition technology found in TV screens and video game consoles so it is safe to say that the assets, though unspecified, have something to do with gesture-based technology as well. It […]
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 recorder) and HTPC (home theater personal computer) program that turns your Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers with hardware-based TV tuner cards into TV-compatible devices. SageTV has also […]