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Tesla frequently comes across as a fiercely independent automaker, but that wasn't always the case... at least, if you ask Bloomberg. Its sources claim that Elon Musk almost secured a deal for Google to buy Tesla in early 2013, when vehicle sales were tanking so badly that Tesla closed its factory...

April 20th 2015 at 10:33am 0 Comments
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It's been more than a year since Comcast announced its plan to buy fellow cable giant Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal, but it still hasn't received the blessings of various regulators. Now, word is leaking out from unnamed sources to Bloomberg and the New York Times that suggests Justice D...

April 17th 2015 at 10:29pm 0 Comments
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Nokia could soon be the largest maker of mobile phone network equipment in the world ahead of Ericsson and Huawei. It just acquired French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), or more than double the $7 billion Microsoft paid for its Windows Phone handset...

April 15th 2015 at 3:05am 0 Comments
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Your next iPhone's camera may be decidedly more sophisticated. Apple has snapped up LinX, a camera technology company that specializes in depth-sensing cameras that can create 3D image maps -- think Intel's RealSense, or the Duo Camera in the HTC One M8. While Apple isn't commenting on its future...

April 14th 2015 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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The Pentagon thinks the US is losing its technological dominance over adversaries and is changing the way it develops and buys new weapons. It just rolled out a program called "Better Buying Power 3.0" designed to better tap into the latest technology and significantly bolster cybersecurity. Defen...

April 10th 2015 at 4:14pm 0 Comments
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LinkedIn has always been helpful if you're seeking a job, but now it can train you for one too, thanks to a $1.5 billion deal to acquire Lynda.com. That site offers nearly 3,500 courses by subscription on subjects ranging from web design to leadership body language, all taught by industry experts....

April 9th 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Charter lost out on its chance to snatch Time Warner Cable before Comcast made its move, so it's settling for the next best thing. The company just unveiled plans to acquire Bright House Networks, a cable provider that's mostly big in Florida, for about $10.4 billion. Reportedly, the move is abo...

March 31st 2015 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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If you follow the Twitter crowd closely, you've probably seen a growing number of people using Meerkat, a mobile app that helps you share your daily exploits on live video. Well, Twitter has too -- the company just confirmed that it recently acquired Periscope, a startup built around live streamin...

March 13th 2015 at 2:17pm 0 Comments
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Jay Z's purchase of Tidal, the streaming service with better audio quality than rivals like Spotify, is not a fait accompli after all. Over 10 percent of investors in Swedish owner Aspiro have rejected the bid, enough to block the sale. The minority shareholders association said that so far, Jay Z...

March 4th 2015 at 9:27am 0 Comments
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Uber wouldn't be where it is without good ride estimates, and it's clearer than ever that the company knows this. The app-based transportation outfit just bought deCarta (its first ever public acquisition), a firm that specializes in mapping, navigation and local search. As a spokesperson tells Ma...

March 3rd 2015 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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Although there's an abundance of companies now offering smart thermostats, it's British Gas' Hive product that holds the top spot in the UK. The controller, which has now been installed in over 150,000 homes, relies on automation algorithms and mobile apps to keep people warm, all with a little he...

February 13th 2015 at 6:14am 0 Comments
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Twitter thrives on celebrities with legions of followers, and it just took a big step toward making a pile of money from those big names. The company has bought Niche, an agency that links social media stars like Zach King (above) to advertisers who want to capitalize on their popularity. Twitter...

February 11th 2015 at 6:51pm 0 Comments