Tag: acquisition

Nokia to sell mobile phone and smart devices business to Microsoft

Android and iOS might have to start keeping themselves on their toes as a third player builds itself up to take on the two...

Verizon buys out Vodafone’s half of the company in $130 billion deal

Between ongoing talks for the past few months, not to mention several reports this weekend it appears that Verizon Wireless has sealed the deal...

Google acquires WIMM Labs to boost their Nexus smartwatch plans

The teams at Samsung, Apple, and Pebble have some serious competition that is already hard at work on a smartwatch. Who could that be?...

Apple buys Embark to help navigate the Google Maps battle

Earlier this year Google released a pretty massive update that completely overhauled their Google Maps application for mobile devices. The new and improved Maps...

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...

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...

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....

Google acquires Waze in effort to help you “outsmart traffic”

Putting an end to the recent string of Waze rumors, an acquisition has been officially announced this morning. Google has acquired Waze and while...

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...

Facebook in talks with Waze for potential $1 billion acquisition

Facebook acquired Instagram back in April of 2012. While that acquisition started out with talks of $1 billion, it eventually dropped to $750 million....

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...

T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger officially completed, brings T-Mobile US

Talk of MetroPCS merging with T-Mobile began as rumor back in October 2012 and was quickly confirmed. At the time of the confirmation, the...