Acquisition

02.02.16
Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey (update: official)
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Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey (update: official)

It would pay $250 million for those AI-powered smartphone keyboards.

By J. Fingas,   02.02.16
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01.28.16
Apple's latest acquisition is an education-focused startup
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Apple's latest acquisition is an education-focused startup

LearnSprout had been in the tech scene since 2012.

By E. Alvarez,   01.28.16
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01.26.16
Sony buys a chip maker to boost its Internet of Things
01.26.16

Sony buys a chip maker to boost its Internet of Things

Sony is acquiring Altair Semiconductor to get many of your devices online.

By J. Fingas,   01.26.16
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01.25.16
Two major visual effects studios join forces for VR push
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Two major visual effects studios join forces for VR push

The animators behind 'Transformers' acquire their Chinese counterpart.

By R. Lai,   01.25.16
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01.07.16
Apple buys AI firm that detects emotions in facial cues

Apple buys AI firm that detects emotions in facial cues

Apple's acquisition of Emotient hints at devices that understand how you're feeling.

By J. Fingas,   01.07.16
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11.13.15
Chinese-owned Vertu vows to keep making luxury phones in the UK
11.13.15

Chinese-owned Vertu vows to keep making luxury phones in the UK

Despite its new Chinese ownership, Vertu's freshly appointed CEO reassures us that he has no plans to move his manufacturing base out of the UK.

By R. Lai,   11.13.15
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11.05.15
Expedia to pay $3.9 billion for Airbnb competitor HomeAway
11.05.15

Expedia to pay $3.9 billion for Airbnb competitor HomeAway

Things are heating up in the short-term rental space, with Expedia becoming a direct Airbnb rival.

By M. Moon,   11.05.15
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