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 »
Mobile World Congress is chock full of device announcements and product details, but as with any trade show, the most interesting news always comes from the CEOs and Vice President-types behind the biggest names in the industry. Google’s Andy Rubin sat down with reporters at MWC this year, the topic of the day being Google’s ... Read More »
This has been one of the smoothest acquisitions we have seen in the life of Android. In less than 4 months since its announcement, Sony has completed the full acquisition of the Ericsson mobile devision. This costed the Japanese manufacturer â‚¬1.05 billion, but good ol’ Sony is now in full charge of its mobile ... Read More »
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Google shocked the tech world last year when they announced that they would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Shareholders already approved the deal and many in the industry assume it will go through, but there are still a few hurdles left to clear before it becomes official. Motorola provided an update on ... Read More »
Now that the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile ordeal has ended, many Magenta customers may be wondering what the future holds. We know T-Mobile is not doing too well; that was a major reason their parent company wanted to sell them.
It seems Deutsche Telekom will get pretty much all the money AT&T ... Read More »
At this point, it’s really starting to look like the AT&T-Mobile deal is going to be abandoned. AT&T has asked for a stay until January 18th in the court case with the DOJ so that they can continue to “evaluate all options.” It’s not looking good.
The proposed acquisition has been met with ... Read More »
AT&T‘s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile has been one of the hottest topics in the tech industry this year. AT&T claims to need T-Mobile’s spectrum to build out their LTE network, and T-Mobile is going bankrupt – best option would be a merge, right? We wouldn’t be ranting and worrying if things ... Read More »
If you want something done right, do it yourself. It seems Sony is heeding this advice; the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Sony will be purchasing the mobile division of Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson. This could mean we’ll be losing the Sony Ericsson brand and replacing it with good ol’ Sony.
The WSJ reports ... Read More »
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam suggested that the government either needs to allow the T-Mobile and AT&T merger to go through or figure out a way to provide more spectrum to the telecom industry.
Though Verizon Wireless is holding off officially endorsing the proposed merger until they learn the ... Read More »
Google isn’t shy when it comes to acquiring other companies to bolster their already robust selection of services. Today’s acquisition of Zagat is a perfect example.
Zagat is a restaurant rating service that thrives in the “local” arena. Using a scale of 1-30, Tim and Nina Zagat, friends, family and other die-hard foodies have critiqued ... Read More »