It might seem like something long over due but also something that might worry a few. Amazon has just acquired popular digital comics distributor Comixology to expand its dominion even further into the realm of digital comics.
Another day, another acquisition announcement has been made. This latest involves the Cover lockscreen app, who have been picked up by Twitter. Yes, Cover is now a part of Twitter. The folks behind the app have released a statement, and at least for now it seem the Cover app will remain available.
Popular eReader app Readmill may soon fall under the ever growing Dropbox brand. The cloud storage company is said to be in late-stage dicsussions to acquire Readmill, which launched on Android late last year. The deal is said o be worth roughly $8 million, comprised mostly of stock with little cash upfront.
Facebook might have just managed to one up HTC's unveiling of the HTC One (M8) in terms of publicity, or we should say notoriety. The social networking giant has just announced purchase of Oculus, makers of the famed Rift VR headset, to the tune of $2 billion, sending netizens into a frenzy.
With AT&T’s purchase of Cricket Wireless, many have wondered how the nation’s top carrier would take advantage. Analysts are now chiming in, detailing how they feel AT&T will leverage Cricket. It could spell trouble for their rivals, but may not be the best option when it’s all said and done.
Google has acquired Green Throttle Games, the company has confirmed. No details on a purchase price were given, and Google hasn’t yet said just why they purchased Green Throttle. Given the company’s history of hardware production, it livens up the rumors Google will release more hardware for the living room.
Beats Music has acquired Topspin Media. Statements from both companies have already been shared on the respective company blogs, with Beats Music mentioning how this means they get a "team of talented people who have spent years working on building and fine-tuning the artist-to-fan connection." Naturally, this will only serve to further the Topspin integration already seen in the Beats Music service.
Facebook, in their continued desire for a messaging platform, has agreed to purchase WhatsApp. The selling price is a whopping $16 billion in cash and Facebook stock, plus $3 billion in Restricted Stock Awards, or RSA. A regulatory filing details all the subtleties, but for now — we’re going to sit back and marvel at that price.
Google and its users are probably one of the favorite targets of miscreants. While Google is always trying to secure things from its end, it can only do so much to help users hold their end of the line. Its latest assimilation of startup SlickLogin might just help it do that, though it remains to be seen how much it will catch on.
Google's acquisition of Nest cleared the FTC a short while back. That approval sort of left the acquisition on a fast track in terms of being completely wrapped. And well, coming by way of a regularity filing that was filed on February 7th with the US Securities and Exchange Commission -- we now see the deal is complete.