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 […]

Apple Car “Very Unlikely” After Talks with Tesla

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We all sort of wish that Apple would manufacturer an automobile, and after Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg that the company was in talks with Apple, that possibility seemed like it was turning into reality. However, Musk says that an acquisition is “very unlikely” at this point. Musk said that Apple making […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

With Global Expansion Plans, Can AT&T Outdo T-Mobile’s Roaming Reach?

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AT&T may become more than just an American telecommunications brand as it eyes a European expansion by taking over Europe-based Vodafone. The acquisition may represent another interesting chapter for AT&T as the wireless industry is changing and shifting since a failed bid to take over Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile US business several years ago. Since then, […]

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 […]

Nokia Saga: Microsoft’s Secret Return to a Monopoly

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Microsoft had announced that it had acquired Nokia’s devices business, giving it an in-house hardware brand and development for future Windows Phone devices, potentially branded as Microsoft’s Surface Phone following the company’s foray into the Surface tablet computing market. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who had been pushing for more branded hardware in transforming the software […]

Microsoft Buys Nokia, Lumia and Windows Phone United Under One House [Updated]

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The house of Microsoft has just announced that it had acquired Nokia’s devices division. News of the acquisition comes just after Microsoft CEO has announced his retirement from Microsoft, though the move will help to further Ballmer’s vision of making Microsoft more into a devices and services company to compete with the likes of Apple […]

Google Got Scroogled in Motorola Acquisition

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In a new report published by Bloomberg, Google is said to have gain “more heartbreak than help” in its acquisition of smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility. At the time, Google paid $12.5 billion to acquire the smartphone company and later sold off Motorola’s cable box division. The acquisition was defended by Google as it looked to strengthen its […]

T-Mobile: Our LTE Will Be Better Than Yours

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T-Mobile USA, the only national carrier out of the big four to not have a 4G LTE network, is boasting that once it deploys LTE on its network, the experience for customers will be far better than the LTE networks supported by rivals AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless. Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless […]

How Will Google Evolve Android’s UI With Rumored Viewdle Purchase?

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Google is rumored to be acquiring artificial reality and facial recognition company Viewdle in a deal that is set to close this week for about $30 to $45 million. Google and its hardware business, Motorola Mobility, declined to comment about the deal and Viedle CEO told ZDNet to contact Motorola Mobility for comment, suggesting that the […]

Google Snaps Up Snapseed to Take On Facebook, Instagram

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Now that Facebook has acquired photo-sharing social network Instagram with its Android and iOS apps that add filters to instantly give life to even poorly captured photographs, Google is taking action to stay competitive in the social network game with its own acquisition to grow its own Google+ network. The Internet search giant has agreed […]

Google Looks Towards Experts to Define Local in Frommer’s Deal

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In a bid to attract more advertising dollars, Google is increasingly relying on experts after having banked on crowd-sourced information. In 2011, the company acquired trusted Zagat Survey to display restaurant reviews from experts side by side with those of local users on Google+ and on local pages of Google. Now, the Internet search giant […]

Samsung Repeatedly Denies Licensing BlackBerry 10 OS

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Rumors are swirling again that Samsung will be licensing Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 OS. Thus far, the BlackBerry OS has been a proprietary operating system that, like Apple’s iOS, has been reserved for use on RIM’s hardware, providing tight software and hardware integration. However, as RIM has struggled to remain competitive in the smartphone […]

Apple Looking to Buy ‘The Fancy’ to Allow Its Customers to Buy More Online

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With iOS 6, Apple debuted its foray into the digital wallet space with PassBook, which holds boarding passes, tickets, and coupons. However, unlike rival Android’s Google Wallet, PassBook doesn’t actually allow users the ability to purchase goods and services directly with the app despite Apple having stored over 400 million credit cards on files with […]

With S3 Graphics Under Its Belt, Will HTC Roll Out Custom ARM Processors?

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HTC confirmed that it is intent on completing its acquisition of graphics company S3. After stating its intention to purchase S3 for $300 million for the company’s 270 patents to thwart Apple’s claims with, the S3 patent claims against Apple were dismissed forcing HTC to re-evaluate its investment. However, HTC general counsel Grace Lei confirmed […]

T-Mobile USA Is Now Open to Merge to Another Company

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Following the failed sail of T-Mobile USA to AT&T last year, T-Mobile’s parent Deutsche Telekom AG revealed that the company is now open to a merger of its U.S. operations to another company rather than a complete sale. As T-Mobile is the fourth largest national carrier in the U.S., any sale of the company would […]