Acquisition

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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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.

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11.03.15
Redbox owner buys phone trade-in company to get away from DVDs
11.03.15

Redbox owner buys phone trade-in company to get away from DVDs

Redbox's parent company, Outerwall, just bought the phone trade-in firm Gazelle for $18 million.

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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.

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