Samsung has agreed to purchase home automation company SmartThings for the price of $200 million. Several weeks ago, the two were reported to be in talks about a deal and it appears that an agreement was reached. Samsung will allow SmartThings to function as an ... Read More »
Google’s list of acquisitions is growing once again today, as the Big G has snapped up streaming music service Songza.
The money is flowing in the tech world. Following Google’s acquisition of Nest earlier this year, Nest (Google in disguise) has announced its purchase of Dropcam for $555 million. If you’re not familiar with Dropcam, it’s a cloud-based WiFi video streaming service. That sounds like an entertainment service, but it’s actually used for security, allowing ... Read More »
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Facebook has made another huge purchase that makes its purchase of Instagram look insignificant. Instagram was purchased for a hefty $1 billion, which many thought was a crazy amount for a photo-sharing app. It seems to have worked out well for Facebook, thought. This time around, Facebook has purchased WhatsApp Messenger for a massive $16 ... Read More »
Google is known for its two-step verification process that aims to help keep unwanted users from accessing user accounts. While it adds an extra layer of security to an account, two-step verification can be a little annoying since it requires the user to enter their login credentials as usual, then ... Read More »
Google has been on a bit of a shopping spree with companies lately and today brings another into Google’s ever-expanding fold. In a surprising bit of afternoon news, Nest announced that Google is acquiring it for a hefty sum of $3.2 billion dollars. As ... Read More »
Google is famous for acquiring small companies with lots of potential. The latest company to enter into Google’s fold is Bitspin, the company responsible for the popular alarm clock app, Timely. Timely turned heads with its gorgeous design when it was released during the summer of 2013. While we’d love to give more details about ... Read More »
Sprint has named both Dish and Clearwire in a lawsuit today to prevent Dish’s potential acquisition of a large quantity of Clearwire stock. That statement seems relatively straightforward, but the details get pretty muddy.
Sprint, of course, has a vested interest in the fate of Clearwire; they are the majority shareholders, owning 50.2 percent of ... Read More »
Just a little over three months after Google got the green light from the US Department of Justice and the European Commission they have finally received the blessing of Chinese regulators to acquire Motorola Mobility.
Google did have to agree to one fairly major stipulation in the process however — Android must ... Read More »
Well that was quick. Just eight months ago, Google announced plans to acquire Motorola, and all the patents they own, for $12.5 billion. In that time, Google has gone from country to country getting the acquisition approved with great success (China is the only country that hasn’t approved the deal). But for what? To keep ... Read More »