Acquisition

11.03.15
Vertu's mysterious Chinese buyer has its own secure smartphone OS
11.03.15

Vertu's mysterious Chinese buyer has its own secure smartphone OS

Vertu is now in the hands of a Chinese company, and the deal may have something to do with the latter's very own secure smartphone OS. Or is it?

By R. Lai,   11.03.15
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10.23.15
Yota aims for mass-market success after buyout
10.23.15

Yota aims for mass-market success after buyout

It's fair to say that the global launch of Yota Device's last E-Ink smartphone didn't quite go to...

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10.17.15
Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View
10.17.15

Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View

Google clearly isn't satisfied with Street View -- it just bought Digisfera, a startup that specializes in epic-scale panoramas and 360-degree shots.

By J. Fingas,   10.17.15
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10.13.15
SanDisk is reportedly eager to sell itself off
10.13.15

SanDisk is reportedly eager to sell itself off

Storage giant SanDisk is rumored to be shopping itself to Micron and Western Digital.

By J. Fingas,   10.13.15
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10.12.15
Dell's buying EMC for $67 billion in the biggest tech deal ever
10.12.15

Dell's buying EMC for $67 billion in the biggest tech deal ever

Dell has agreed to buy EMC Corporation for a deal worth $67 billion. While EMC isn't a household n...

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10.07.15
Pandora snatches up Ticketfly to become a one-stop shop for music
10.07.15

Pandora snatches up Ticketfly to become a one-stop shop for music

Pandora's latest purchase takes aim at ticketing and event promotion.

By B. Steele,   10.07.15
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10.05.15
Apple buys an AI startup with eye on better photo management
10.05.15

Apple buys an AI startup with eye on better photo management

Maybe this could make using Photos less frustrating. Maybe.

By T. Seppala,   10.05.15
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10.02.15
Apple acquires speech technology and virtual assistant startup VocalIQ
10.02.15

Apple acquires speech technology and virtual assistant startup VocalIQ

Apple could use VocalIQ's know-how to boost Siri and its automotive projects.

By B. Steele,   10.02.15
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09.30.15
Airbnb bought a Russian design studio and nobody knows why
09.30.15

Airbnb bought a Russian design studio and nobody knows why

Airbnb teams up with Russian design firm Lapka to produce....well, nobody quite knows what.

By C. Klimovski,   09.30.15
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