Tag Archives : Acquisition

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Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in Cash and Stock

Something tells me that Facebook wants a stake in the instant messaging market… It was announced today that Facebook is buying WhatsApp today in a blockbuster deal that is going include up to $12 billion in Facebook stock and $4 billion in cash going to WhatsApp, with an additional...
Filed in: News
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[RUMOUR] Lenovo Looking At Acquiring BlackBerry

Lenovo is just all over the news these past few weeks; after being rumoured to be in talks with HTC for a potential acquisition, Lenovo is now reported to be joining the race to acquire BlackBerry. Along with other potential interested parties like Google, Samsung and Intel, Lenovo is...
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[Rumor] Lenovo in talks with HTC over Acquisition

Following their first quarterly loss since going public in 2002, rumor has it that HTC has been in talks with Lenovo regarding an acquisition. Taiwanese paper, (ironically named) Apple Daily reported that talks have been going on between the two since August. These meetings have been...
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Google closing in on acquiring Waze for $1.3 Billion

Yeah, that’s a Billion Dollars. A month ago we reported that Facebook was eyeing to buy traffic and mapping service Waze for $1 billion. Well, a refusal to relocate from Israel to the U.S. left those negotiations in the dust. Reuters is now reporting from a source close to the matter...
Filed in: Applications, News
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Sprint Buying Out Clearwire Entirely

Sprint already owns 50% of Clearwire, so what’s another 50%? Sprint yesterday announced that they’ll be buying the rest of Clearwire for $2.2 Billion at $2.97 a share. Once the deal is finalized, Sprint will own Clearwire entirely and will be positioned to use Clearwire’s...
Filed in: Networks, News
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KAYAK to be Purchased by Priceline for $1.8 Billion

If you ever go on a trip and need to fly somewhere, KAYAK is one of those must-have apps. I’ve used it several times to compare flights side by side. It’s really easy to specify criteria such as by airline, price, airport, number of layovers, etc. It has many other functions...
Filed in: Applications, News
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T-Mobile

Metro PCS and Magenta File Official Paperwork with FCC for Merger

Well it’s official, Metro PCS and Magenta have formally submitted official documents with the FCC regarding their merger on October 18th. The new conglomerate will be the nation’s fourth largest carrier with an 11.7% market share, inching slightly closer to Sprint’s...
Filed in: Networks, News
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[Update] SoftBank to buy 70% Stake in Sprint

Update 10/15: Via the Sprint Newsroom Sprint and SoftBank came to a deal regarding Sprint’s buyout. SoftBank will obtain a 70% stake in Sprint though a $20.1 billion purchase. $12.1 billion will go directly to shareholders, who will continue to have a 30% stake in Sprint. The remaining...
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Oodles of Viewdles

Google Makes a Wise Purchase Google has been known for coming out with some great and well talked about features, many are copied by the iOS fan club and then claimed as their own, but not the facial recognition Google has been working on. Google wowed the world with their Face...
Filed in: General, Google I/O
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Google buys Sparrow, Hope for Improvements on Gmail Arise Everywhere

This is surprising and beautiful news, Google has just purchased third-party email client company Sparrow. Dom Leca announced this today on twitter also stating that current apps will not receive any new features, which seems the logical thing to do since they will start working on...
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Google given the go ahead to buy Motorola State Side

Earlier today we heard the good news that the European Union gave Google the green light to purchase Motorola. That was one step in the right direction. The second came shortly after, when the United States Department of Justice gave the thumbs up as well. Looks like all is well in the...
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