Vertu is known for making premium and ridiculously expensive smartphones with crazy features like sapphire displays, fine leather covers, and jewels worth tens of thousands of dollars. And as of late, the phones even came with some pretty good specs on the inside.
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Sprint has announced that it is acquiring a 33 percent stake in Tidal as part of a new partnership between the two brands. The significant aspect of the partnership is exclusive content specifically for Sprint customers. Tidal and its artist partners will release content exclusively for Sprint customers, giving them access to music, ... Read More »
Pebble has announced that, as of today, the company is shutting down as an independent entity. Pebble’s former competitor, Fitbit, will be acquiring key Pebble assets, exlcuding the company’s hardware products. The news comes after a long period of silence from Pebble that gave way to rumors of the company’s acquisition by Fitbit.
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Samsung Electronics has announced that it is purchasing Harman for approximately $8 billion in cash, or $112.00 per share. This acquisition propels Samsung into the heart of the automotive industry, particularly in regards to connected cars. Harman is a key player in this industry, supplying manufacturers with audio systems, infotainment displays and a ... Read More »
Twitter may soon have a new owner. The social media network has struggled in recent times, with new features failing to take off as hoped. The company has juggled executives and experimented with new initiatives, more or less with no effect. Now the company may be gearing up for a sale, shifting responsibility ... Read More »
LeEco is a Chinese company with no presence in the US. To fix that, the company announced that it has purchased American TV manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion.
The Vizio brand will stay alive here in the US, but the software on the televisions will be replaced with LeEco’s TV operating system. At a certain ... Read More »
Lenovo has released its yearly financial and sales results, showing some losses. In particular, the company’s revenue in Q4 2015 was $9.1 billion, down 19% year over year. Full year revenue is down only 3%, though, so Lenovo isn’t facing obvious trouble.
However, in this financial report, the Motorola acquisition was touched upon. Motorola sold nearly 5 ... Read More »
SanDisk may be the most popular supplier of microSD cards, at least here in the US, and I’m sure many of our Android devices have a SanDisk card in them. Mine definitely does. And now SanDisk is being purchased by Western Digital for a massive $19 billion.
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While we don’t always pay attention to it, the keyboard on our smartphone is one of the most integral pieces of the device. Manufacturers and software designers have spent many hours studying keyboards trying to make them better, and one company that has made significant strides is SwiftKey, the company that’s created one ... Read More »
When Razer bought OUYA, the company basically acquired the team, the platform, and the assets of OUYA. This did not include anything else, like OUYA’s Free the Games initiative. This is where the problems began.
The Free the Games initiative sought to pay ... Read More »