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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.
Microsoft's Greg Sullivan has confirmed that the company will be keeping the Lumia brand but declined to comment whether the same can be said about the Nokia brand which it will have license for.
A new report based on information from industry sources has claimed that Google had offered $10 billion for WhatsApp before it turned towards Facebook for a deal valued at around $19 billion.
Sony has denied claims that it is planning to sell off its international PC business to Chinese rival Lenovo, but says that it is considering "various options" for its loss-making Vaio unit.
Sources close to Yahoo have revealed that the company under Marissa Mayer might be looking at another acquisition with popular photo sharing website Imgur and talks have already begun.
As rumours swirl that its $4.7bn deal to sell to Fairfax may collapse, BlackBerry executives reportedly met with Facebook last week to discuss the possibility of it bidding for the struggling company.
Microsoft agreed to purchase Nokia's devices unit early Tuesday morning, with the deal expected to become complete in early 2014, though it will have more impact for both companies than smartphones.
Current Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft, where he once oversaw development of the Office suite, as part of the two company's acquisition agreement announced Tuesday.
Samsung has confirmed that they have acquired Boxee. The company's internet streaming products will, most likely, be integrated into Samsung's strategy for their smart and internet connected TVs.
What was once old is new again: DirecTV is once again rumored to be interested in purchasing Hulu, but will they pull the trigger or once again balk at the high price tag?
Yahoo have announced a 'product-focused' event will take place on Monday amid rumours of a possible acquisition of Tumblr. Will the rumours prove to be true or is this unrelated?
Yahoo supposedly wants the buy the super popular Tumblr to invigorate its user base and get a foothold in mobile marketing. However, they are scared of competing with Facebook for Tumblr's graces.
Twitter is expected to launch Twitter Music, a search & discovery app based on a user's follows and interactions with musicians. The service is based on We are Hunted, which Twitter recently acquired.
Yesterday, it appeared that the Whatsapp messenger service might be Google's next big acquisition in a potential $1 billion buyout. Today, it's nothing more than fantasy talk and denial.
Microsoft has acquired analytics firm Netbreeze, planning to integrate its social-monitoring tools with CRM offerings. Officials announced the acquisition at Convergence Conference in New Orleans.
After the freshly designed 'Mailbox' app was released on the App Store just under a month ago after much anticipation, file hosting service Dropbox has made the move to acquire the company.
For the second time this year, comments from a Lenovo executive have hinted at interest in a possible takeover of BlackBerry, with Lenovo's CEO stating that such a deal "could possibly make sense".
Microsoft's recent acquisition, R2 Studios, holds a unique patent for a universal remote that will allow users to control a wide range of technology, from computers to household appliances.
Beats Electonics has today confirmed that it has acquired music streaming service MOG for an undisclosed sum, ending MOG's search for a potential buyer and marking a significant milestone for Beats.
Is the once-popular news aggregating site going to be bought out by a journalism heavyweight? According to one rumor, that's about to be the case.
The landscape and ownership of technology blogging continues to shift as ReadWriteWeb has been acquired by SAY Media for what sources estimate is approximately $5 million.
The call has completed. Skype is now officially owned by Microsoft, who has big plans for the company already as they merge it into a new internal division on day one.
Hulu has not been shy about its intentions of wanting to be purchased by a larger corporation. There have been many rumors about who has actually been in talks with the organization over the past...
Over the past few months we have heard little come from Nokia and Microsoft regarding their mobile partnership. Today, speculation has arisen that suggests that Microsoft is set to make a $19 billion acquisition of...
It was only a matter of time before Skype sold itself to the highest bidder. As multiple communication technologies continue to coalesce and converge onto singular and all-inclusive platforms, it would be abnormal for Skype...
It's been a year since Twitter made its first move into having official applications across many platforms for its service. It first acquired Atebits, a company which created the widely popular Tweetie app for iPhone...
Impluse Inc., a subsidiary of Stardock Systems Inc., has entered into deal with Gamestop Corp. as part of an acquisition deal wherein Gamestop is buying both Impulse and Spawn Labs. While no valuations were announced,...
eBay has completed the purchase of GSI Commerce, an American ecommerce company which provide online stores, marketing, customer support, payment processing and fraud & web security services, for $2.4b in cash and debt. "Combined with eBay...
Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint has said that the company plans to voice their concerns over the proposed takeover of T-mobile USA by AT&T. The primary concern by Sprint is that the deal will hurt...
After AT&T announced its impending purchase of T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion, theories have been flying back and forth about the plans of the remaining two of the "Big Four" wireless carriers. Sprint,...
After word that AT&T had entered into a definitive agreement to buy T-Mobile USA, the company stated today that all T-Mobile customers that are using 3G phones will need to replace their handsets if the...
AT&T has entered in a definitive cash-and-stock agreement with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA that will make AT&T the largest wireless provider in the United States. The company announced today that the board of...
This is how an acquisition works: When you are bought out by a larger, more corporate, financial entity, they look at your assets and your growth potential, they evaluate you as a viable revenue stream,...
AMD shares were up 5% yesterday based on a rumor that the company could be up for sale, according to ZDnet. The possibility that AMD would be available for purchase, and that Dell may be...
AOL has today announced it will acquire the rapidly expanding online United States news, analysis, and lifestyle website giant Huffington Post for $315 million. As part of the deal to acquire the Huffington Post, co-founder of...