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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

iPhone Not Coming to MetroPCS Any Time Soon Despite Merger

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Now that the merger between Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS is complete, the combined carrier has answered a question surrounding the fate of the iPhone for MetroPCS customers. According to T-Mobile head John Legere, MetroPCS customers will have some waiting to do, signifying the carrier’s openness on making its Apple flagship smartphone more broadly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acquiring Nokia Is a Joke According to Lenovo Exec.

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Nokia has been the subject of rumored takeovers and acquisitions in recent years as its stock prices have plummeted. More recently, rival Samsung and partner Microsoft were speculated as having interests in acquiring the Finnish phone-maker, once known as the largest smartphone and phone manufacturer with innovative, consumer-geared technologies. Now, it looks like Lenovo is […]

Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet

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Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]

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 […]