Tag: acquisition

Google acquires Owlchemy Labs, one of VR gaming’s top studios

Google is really putting its foot down in making sure the company is ahead of the curve in the virtual reality (VR) market. This...

Vertu bought by controversial Turkish businessman for £50m

It seems like it’s a sort of full circle for luxury smartphone Vertu who was originally owned by Nokia and passed on to different...

Google acquires Limes Audio for its G Suite

When it comes to video conference calls, even if you have top-notch video quality, when the audio is bad, it practically defeats the purpose....

Google acquires smartwatch OS Cronologics for Android Wear platform

Cronologics made a name for itself when it was able to place its Alexa-equipped operating system into the CoWatch smartwatch. It meant users could...

Pebble confirms FitBit acquisition, outlines all users’ next steps

After weeks of speculation, the inevitable has happened: Pebble is officially shutting down. The official announcement has been made and true enough, FitBit has...

Samsung acquires Viv, a powerful AI platform to rival Siri, Google Assistant

With the launch of Google’s new Pixel phones, the world was introduced to the new Google Assistant, an improved version of Google Now. We...

SoftBank set to acquire ARM Holdings for $32B

SoftBank is one of Japan’s top mobile carriers and an emerging global tech company and it is set to acquire ARM Holdings, the UK-based...

Pinterest acquires virtual keyboard Fleksy 

Back in 2012, virtual keyboard Fleksy came to the market and brought about some much needed extending typing features to mobile devices. It was...

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.5 billion

In what may be one of the biggest acquisitions in recent years, Microsoft made a surprise announcement that it is acquiring business-oriented social networking...

Western Digitial set to purchase SanDisk for $19b

The catchword for companies these days is “consolidation” – gathering your assets in one place and looking to strengthen your market position. Just mere...

Razer finally acquires OUYA, expands console hardware assets

First there were news that OUYA was in financial trouble despite being one of the most successful crowd-funded projects to date. Then we heard...

It’s official: Microsoft buys Sunrise calendar

You may have heard whispers this week that Microsoft is out to get popular calendaring app and service Sunrise. Well, those are rumors no...