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Google acquires stake in Google Glass display maker Himax

Google has acquired a 6.3 percent share in Himax Display Technologies, with a future option to get another 8.5 percent. First things first though as some many not be familiar with the Himax name. They produce liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) chips and modules that are used in items including the heads-up display and pico projectors as well as the head-mounted display.

AT&T takes charge of Cricket, buys Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion

The folks from AT&T have just dropped a big piece of news. That being the company has purchased Leap Wireless for the tune of around $1.19 billion in cash. Leap Wireless, better known as Cricket in many parts of the US, is one of the largest telecommunications network in the US aside from the bigger names. Could this be the big news they were teasing for next week?

Samsung snags Boxee and staff for a quick $30 million

This isn't the first time we've been hearing talks about Samsung acquiring the set-top box company Boxee, but now it looks to be semi-official. While both ends are still keeping quite, multiple sources have confirmed the Korean electronics giant has just purchased Boxee for roughly $30 million. The rumors are also being confirmed by Israeli media, and TechCrunch.

Google said to be bidding against Facebook for Waze acquisition

Waze acquisition rumors continue to flow with the latest touching on Google. Those looking back may remember we heard talk of Apple acquiring Waze back in January and more recently, it was Facebook that was said to be working on a bid. Facebook picked up some attention at the time, which likely came as a result of the dollar amount -- $1 billion. With that in mind, it looks like the latest Waze acquisition rumors are now connected to Google.

Astrid task management app acquired by Yahoo!

Yahoo has made another acquisition. This latest is an app called Astrid, which is a cross platform task management app that is currently touted as having 4 million users. The folks at Astrid have announced the acquisition on their company blog, however while it seems they are happy with the current path -- it seems current users may not be sharing in the joy.

Wavii news summarization app acquired by Google

Google has announced their acquisition of Wavii. With that in mind, it is understandable if some Android users are wondering exactly what Wavii is. After all, this was an app that was available only for those rocking an iOS device. Or maybe more accurately, some may be wondering what Wavii was.
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