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Verizon is getting ready to announce its purchase of struggling company Yahoo by Monday, according to sources close to the matter. It will take over the company's core business for $5 billion.
A group of Chinese companies has decided to acquire Opera Software for $600 million, after failed talks to acquire it for $1.2 billion. It will take over the core business of the company.
Avast Software recently announced that it will acquire its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion. The two companies are known for offering internet security products like antivirus software.
Fitbit has continuously expanded its product line over the past couple of years and it looks like they are ready to introduce mobile payments in the next year with its latest acquisition.
TiVo, the iconic DVR brand that launched in the US market in 1999, is set to be acquired by Rovi in a $1.1 billion deal combining the data collection and analytic capabilities of the two companies.
Verizon will reportedly bid for Yahoo's core business next week, valuing it below $8bn. Google is also said to be considering a bid, but Microsoft is unlikely to offer more than a 'token investment'.
Microsoft's Qi Lu is said to have campaigned within the company for the acquisition of messaging platform Slack for up to $8 billion - but MS CEO Satya Nadella was reportedly against the idea.
After confirming its plans to purchase Android and iOS keyboard developer SwiftKey last month - in a deal rumored to be worth $250m - Microsoft has said today that the acquisition is now complete.
In a recent announcement by Zikera, a startup company, its Groove music service has been acquired by Microsoft. This comes after seven months since the company rebranded Xbox Music to the same name.
After five years of ownership, Imation has sold off its IronKey subsidiary - best known for its robustly built and encrypted USB drives - to Kingston Technology for an undisclosed amount.
Speculation that Apple will enter into the virtual reality scene has heightened in the last week as CEO Tim Cook expressed interest in VR. The company has also made acquisitions of VR companies.
Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has allegedly offered $5.1 billion to purchase Japanese tech company Sharp. The bid comes after reports of Sharp's failed attempts to earn revenue.
Nokia has announced that French regulators have approved the company's offer of 15.6 billion euros to acquire Alcatel-Lucent and will begin the merger starting January 14th.
Activision Blizzard, the publisher behind popular gaming franchises such as Call of Duty and Diablo has announced the acquisition of King, the developer of Candy Crush Saga for $5.9 billion.
Western Digital announced on Wednesday that it is purchasing SanDisk. The acquisition brings together two of the largest storage companies, and the deal is expected to close next year.
BlackBerry has announced that it will be acquiring U.S-based security firm, Good Technology, for $425 million in an all-cash deal to further enhance its mobile device management platform.
The Redmond giant has announced that it plans to acquire VoloMetrix, a leading company in organizational analytics, in an effort to drive productivity on services like Office 365.
Acer's founder Stan Shih said today that he would welcome a takeover of the company, but given the recent slide in its sales, profits and share price, he warned that Acer is an "empty shell".
Microsoft has announced that they have purchased FantasySalesTeam, a platform that helps drive sales internally by creating teams of employees and incentivizing collaboration among employees.
The European Commission has approved Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, a wireless technologies company. It is one of the company's latest milestones, after transitioning to a telecoms company.
It seems Microsoft has made another acquisition, reportedly purchasing Israeli firm Adallom for $320m, with plans to establish a new cyber security center there for its cloud business.
Microsoft is said to have purchased 6Wunderkinder, the company behind a popular to-do app called Wunderlist, which falls in line with Microsoft's efforts to help people be more productive.
Talks between Microsoft and Salesforce.com have reportedly come to an end as the companies failed to reach an agreement on price, with Salesforce reportedly wanting as much as $15 billion more.
Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of the Three brand, has announced plans to sell 33 percent of the combined Three and O2 network once its buyout of O2 UK is completed.
Microsoft has announced that they have acquired a mobile business intelligence company called Datazen who has a specialty in data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices.
Professional social network, LinkedIn, has announced its plans to acquire online training and tutorials website lynda.com in a deal worth $1.5 billion in cash and stock.
Microsoft has once again bought out a small startup company. This time in the form of LiveLoop, which allows users to share their PowerPoint presentations without having to download addition software.
After acquiring a few startups in the past, Microsoft is looking to purchase the social news reader Prismatic, for $30 million. Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Facebook are also reportedly interested.
Pixelapse, the online collaboration platform, has announced it has been acquired by Dropbox. It will continue to offer it's standalone services for the next year while they get ready for the merge.
After acquiring Moodle and Equivio in the past couple of days, Microsoft has also announced its plans to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with statistical analysis.
Apple's Beats is being sued again. Co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are accused by Monster of "fraudulently acquiring" the headphone line by exploiting a loophole in the 2011 contract with HTC.
Datto announces its acquisition of market leader Backupify in a major consolidation of services in the SaaS backup industry across both cloud-to-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions.
Microsoft has announced this morning that it has acquired HockeyApp, a company that makes it easy to test and distribute apps on many different platforms.
Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of "Minecraft," has penned a post on his blog saying the decision to sell his studio to Microsoft wasn't about the money, but about keeping his sanity.
The rumors were true - Microsoft has announced this morning that the company is going to be buying the studio that makes the popular cross-platform game, Minecraft.
Google's latest acquisition is Gecko Designs -- a Los Gatos, California-based industrial design firm that will help develop Google X products including self-driving cars and internet balloons.
Google's $1bn acquisition of popular gaming video-streaming service Twitch has reportedly been finalized, and although the companies have not yet confirmed it, the deal could be announced soon.
A leaked document offers some insights into the branding decisions behind Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, although many questions still remain.
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is said to have been agreed, and the new combined carrier will apparently be named SoftBank USA, with brands including Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS being scrapped.
It's a done deal, Apple has announced that it has purchased Beats headphones but it will leave the brand in-tact, for now, as it works to integrate the products into its portfolio of goods.
It appears that the nearly $50 billion merger is contingent on one very important DirecTV asset: NFL Sunday Ticket. Without it, AT&T will back out of the deal and not purchase the satellite company.
Twitter is reportedly considering making an offer for online music sharing service SoundCloud to facilitate a re-entry into the music industry in a deal that could be worth up to $700 million.
Confirming the rumors, AT&T has announced it will acquire the satellite TV provider DirecTV for a total of $48.5 billion in a combination of cash and stock. The deal is supposed to close in 12 months.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will take on senior roles at Apple following the $3.2 billion acquisition, which was first reported earlier this week.
Moves offers unique movement interpretation algorithms which collect data from sensors inside mobile device which makes it an attractive buy for Facebook.
Microsoft has officially completed its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services unit, according to a press release issued by the companies early Friday.
Dropbox has announced acquisitions of two companies over the last few days which include the cloud photo storage startup Loom and online document collaboration firm Hackpad for an undisclosed amount.
Solar powered drone company Titan Aerospace has been acquired by Google, who plans to use their products for its 'Project Loon' global internet venture.
Nokia has just announced that it has received clearance from Chinese authorities to sell its devices business unit to Microsoft and is moving closer to completion of the deal.