Facebook Buys Moves App to Track Your Health & Fitness

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Facebook is on the move yet again, as it has acquired the company behind the popular health and fitness tracking app Moves (see what I did there?). Finnish company ProtoGeo Oy has been bought by Facebook, saying that it will help build and improve its products and services. First off, Facebook says that it intends to keep […]

Zynga Lays Off More Staff, Acquires Clumsy Ninja Developer

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The makers behind the once-popular Facebook game FarmVille is laying off approximately 15% of its workforce so that it can use that money to acquire the development studio behind Clumsy Ninja. Zynga announced during its quarterly earnings call yesterday that it would acquire NaturalMotion, while also lay off 15% of its workforce, which is a […]

Sprint Could Go Into $50 Billion of Debt to Gain T-Mobile US

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Sprint, now a majority-owned subsidiary of Japanese carrier Softbank, may have just secured $50 billion of financing to potentially acquire rival T-Mobile U.S., which is owned by German’s Deutsche Telekom. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, Sprint was approached by two banks on financing, so this deal could become reality if all goes […]

Apple SnappyLabs Buyout to Bring Faster Burst Speeds to iPhone Camera

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Apple has acquired the developers behind SnappyCam, an iPhone camera app dedicated to taking burst photos. According to both Recode and TechCrunch, Apple confirmed the SnappyLabs acquisition, but didn’t say anything as far as what the Cupertino company has planned. The iPhone 5s can already shoot photos at 10 frames per second, but the SnappyCam […]

Sprint Looks to Buyout T-Mobile After AT&T Failure

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A new report has surfaced this afternoon stating that AT&T isn’t the only one who wants T-Mobile and its millions of customers. We’re hearing Sprint is preparing a bid to buyout T-Mobile USA, which would be a big move to compete with the other main US carriers. According to the Wall Street Journal nothing is […]

Will Yahoo Give Its Mobile Apps Voice?

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In the latest in a series of acquisitions undertaken by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the Internet company had announced that it has acquired natural language processing firm SkyPhrase. The deal could potentially allow Yahoo to deliver its own voice and speech recognition engine into its products in the future, including its mobile apps for iOS […]

Apple Confirms PrimeSense Acquisition

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Last week, it was reported that Apple was in talks to buy PrimeSense, which was the company responsible for the technology inside of the Xbox 360 Kinect. According to AllThingsD, Apple has confirmed the acquisition, saying it purchased PrimeSense for around $360 million. Apple says that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time, […]

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Company Behind Kinect Tech

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Apple is currently in talks with PrimeSense, the company behind the Xbox 360′s Kinect, for the possibility of an acquisition by the Cupertino-based company, according to Israeli publication Calcalist (via AllThingsD) The deal is said to be pretty much complete, but isn’t official quite yet, with the only thing blocking the way being end-game issues like who gets paid […]

Will BlackBerry Deliver the Real Facebook Phone?

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Facebook may soon have its own branded phone after all if the social networking giant can secure a deal to acquire struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry had sent some representatives out to California to meet with representatives from BlackBerry to discuss a possible sale of […]

Google Aims to Improve Android 4.4 KitKat with FlexyCore

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This week Google bought another company, only this time it isn’t Motorola, or Waze to improve maps. Instead, Mountain View bought a French company called FlexyCore thats main focus is software optimization with Android, and Android apps. In a deal reportedly worth around $23 million, the company has already joined Google and is hard at […]

Google Acquires Wireless Data-Sharing App Bump

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Bump, the popular wireless file-sharing app for smartphones, has been acquired by Google. The startup company announced the buyout on their blog, saying that it “couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google.” Both Bump and Flock will continue to work as usual, according to the company, but it seems they may undergo some changes at […]

Vultures to Rip BlackBerry Apart and Divvy Up Patents

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According to a new report, struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry may be sold off in parts mainly for its patents and operating system. “A handful of potential bidders, including private equity firms, are lining up to look at BlackBerry Ltd, but initial indications suggest that interest is tepid and buyers are eyeing parts of the Canadian […]

Apple’s Passif Acquisition Could Power iWatch

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Apple had quietly acquired Passif, a power efficient semiconductor company located in California, in a move that could help the iPhone-maker move into the smartwatch space with its much anticipated iWatch debut. The power efficiency of Passif could help Apple develop a smartwatch, either as a standalone product or more likely one that connects into […]

Microsoft, Nokia No Longer in Talks to Merge

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Microsoft had long denied that it was ever in talks to acquire struggling smartphone-maker Nokia, but the two had been repeatedly rumored to be in talks to do just that. A new report on the Wall Street Journal now is saying that the talks to merge have ended. The two partners had ended what were […]

T-Mobile Ups the Stakes to Revive MetroPCS Deal

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T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom may be revisiting the terms it is offering to MetroPCS shareholders as reports that shareholders may reject the acquisition offer on present terms are surfacing. In an exclusive, Reuters is now stating that German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom may be increasing its offer to acquire MetroPCS. The company initially denied […]

Lenovo CEO Opens Doors to BlackBerry Buyout

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Lenovo is once again spurring speculations about acquiring smartphone-maker BlackBerry, and this time company CEO Yang Yuanqing is making the statement. Speaking to French news Les Echos, Yuanqing says that a BlackBerry acquisition “could possibly make sense.” The Lenovo head was quick to note that he still needed to analyze the strategic move of acquiring rival […]

Lenovo Backtracks on RIM Acquisition

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After Lenovo’s CFO had expressly stated that the company is interested in acquiring RIM or its hardware business, the Chinese computer-maker and owner of the ThinkPad brand is now playing it cool. According to the official statement from Lenovo’s PR department, is just saying that it would explore all opportunities if there is potential for […]

AT&T Buys Alltel to Deliver Better Coverage and Speeds

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Today AT&T announced that it will acquire Atlantic Tele-Network Inc.’s retail wireless business which is runs under the Alltel brand. The ATNI Alltel brand operates in rural areas in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. The ATNI network currently runs on a CDMA network, which is the network technology used by Verizon […]

Sprint Looking to Acquire Clearwire to Appease Its Need for Spectrum?

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In a report on The Wall Street Journal, Sprint may be looking at acquiring partner Clearwire as it hopes to gain more spectrum to build out its LTE network. The two companies had partnered in the past with the slower 4G WiMax technology, for which Sprint relied on Clearwire’s WiMax network to deploy the original HTC […]