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Marissa Mayer opened up the Yahoo warchest once again, and this time it was to buy the "leading social shopping site," Polyvore. Yahoo's purchasing the whole kit and caboodle from the sounds of it too with Mayer writing on her Tumblr page that it's acquiring not just the service, but the team that...

July 31st 2015 at 6:27pm 0 Comments
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Recon Instruments is famous for two things: building the technology behind Oakley's Airwave and the Recon Jet head-worn fitness wearable. The company has had a close relationship with Intel ever since the chip firm's venture-capital arm threw cash at the business back in 2013. Now, however, Intel...

June 17th 2015 at 12:11pm 0 Comments
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One of the problems with keeping the news of a recent engagement a secret is that, sometimes, an investment banker runs off and tells your parents before you can. That's the sticky situation that has met Razer and Ouya, since their recent union has been revealed by the latter's advisors at Mesa Gl...

June 15th 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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AOL, Engadget's parent company, has just been acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, or around $50 a share. The carrier believes that a tie-in between the two businesses will boost Big Red's online video and content strategy. AOL itself, far from just being the name on all those discarded dial-up i...

May 12th 2015 at 7:25am 0 Comments
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You might be expecting a riff on one of Jay Z's lyrics to preface the news that stockholders have apparently approved Hova's bid for music-streaming outfit Aspiro. Sorry, it's not happening; instead, the excellent photo above will just have to suffice. Anyhow, with today's looming deadline to make...

March 11th 2015 at 9:36pm 0 Comments
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After years of being mostly notable for being supposedly dead, Bucky Barnes turns out to have actually been kept alive as an elite assassin known as the Winter Soldier. You know, as comics do. The important things to note about the character for our purposes are the fact that he's coming to Marvel...

January 22nd 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Strangely, for an app that's all about appearances, Tinder has never allowed its users to directly send images to one another. That could be set to change, however, as the dating startup has announced its first-ever acquisition: Tappy, a Snapchat-like app. Tappy launched last summer as a high-conc...

January 13th 2015 at 11:07am 0 Comments
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Right now, the term "virtual reality" still means "headset" for most people. What we should really think when we read "virtual reality" is first-person immersion. The headset -- like Oculus VR's Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Samsung's Gear VR -- is simply the first tool for creating that sens...

December 11th 2014 at 5:11pm 0 Comments
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Nordic Games continued its spending spree today, picking up a few properties from Awesomenauts publisher DTP Entertainment. Nordic purchased three intellectual properties from the German publisher: The Moment of Silence (seen above), The Mystery of the Druids and Curse of the Ghost Ship. DTP also a...

December 5th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has successfully acquired Minecraft developer Mojang, completing a $2.5 billion purchase announced in September. Minecraft earned a reported $326 million in revenue in 2013 across game sales, ports and merchandising. Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson has sinc...

November 6th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Over a year and a half after it won dozens of intellectual properties in THQ's back catalog auction, Nordic Games announced that it closed an asset purchase agreement with THQ for de Blob today. With the rights to the series now officially owned by Nordic Games, de Blob joins properties such as Dar...

November 1st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean that Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola has been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo the world's third-largest smartphone maker, and the Chinese company has been quick to promise not to m...

October 30th 2014 at 7:45am 0 Comments