News tagged ‘acquisition’

Friday, 15 Aug 2014

Samsung has just bought startup SmartThings for US$200 million

Samsung has just bought startup SmartThings for US$200 million

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has just announced that it has acquired startup SmartThings, with the deal believing to have cost them around US$200 million.

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza

Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza

Not long after Apple bought Beats, Google acquires music streaming service Songza, known for its curated playlist features, with plans to enhance Google Play Music.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014

Apple Has Acquired 24 Companies in the Past 18 Months, Looking to Acquire Some More

Apple Has Acquired 24 Companies in the Past 18 Months, Looking to Acquire Some More

In Apple's second quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company has acquired 24 companies in the past 18 months and they are still looking to acquire some more.

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013

What is Yahoo Planning to Buy Next?

What is Yahoo Planning to Buy Next?

Yahoo has been quite busy acquiring startups and businesses over the past year, with Tumblr and Summly. Now they may have set their sights on buying a certain image hosting site.

Monday, 21 Oct 2013

Lenovo Signs Non-Disclosure Agreement with BlackBerry

Lenovo Signs Non-Disclosure Agreement with BlackBerry

Forbes reported that Lenovo Group has signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry. While its real intentions remain unknown, Forbes claims it is part of a grand plan to destroy BlackBerry.

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013

Western Digital to Acquire sTec for US$34 Million

Western Digital to Acquire sTec for US$34 Million

Western Digital has just announced its plans to acquire sTec for US$34 million. sTec was an early leader in the enterprise solid state drive industry. This acquisition is expected to augment the existing solid state storage business of HGST, a Western Digital company.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Brian Krzanich Makes First Acquisition as Intel CEO

Brian Krzanich Makes First Acquisition as Intel CEO

Intel's latest acquisition of a satellite navigation chip business unit signals new CEO Brian Krzanich intent to double up in the mobile space.

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012

Google Acquires Frommer's Travel Guides

Google Acquires Frommer's Travel Guides

Google has just announced the acquisition of Frommer's travel guide business from publishers John Wiley & Sons.

Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012

Globalfoundries Achieves Full Independence on its Third Anniversary

Globalfoundries Achieves Full Independence on its Third Anniversary

Globalfoundries has become an independent foundry company on its third anniversary. The Abu Dhabi-based tech consortium Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) has acquired AMD's remaining minority stake in Globalfoundries to become its sole owner.

Monday, 22 Aug 2011

Skype Joins Group Messaging Fray With GroupMe Acquisition

Skype Joins Group Messaging Fray With GroupMe Acquisition

More signs that the group messaging scene is exploding? Microsoft is looking to join in the group messaging party via Skype, who agreed to acquire group messaging app GroupMe.

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