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Rumour: Samsung to buy Nokia

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Last week's rumours about Microsoft acquiring Nokia's phone unit for $19 billion were quickly shot down by Nokia themselves following a flurry of activity from the media. This came after a similar rumour emerged in...

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What the Vark! Google acquires Aardvark

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Today Google announced that they will be acquiring Aardvark, an online social search that provides user responses, instead of search engine results. The social search promises to return human responses for your questions within...

Amazon to acquire Audible for $300 million

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By the second quarter of 2008, Amazon.com Incorporated plans to acquire Audible Incorporated, the leading online provider of premium digital spoken word audio content. Through its web sites in the US and UK and alliances...

Nokia to acquire Trolltech

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Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech, a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Nokia will offer NOK 16 per share in cash...

Arbor to acquire Ellacoya Networks

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Consolidation in security keeps on coming, with Arbor Networks stepping up to the plate with plans to acquire Ellacoya Networks. Arbor, which announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ellacoya on Thursday, is looking to boost...

MS offers $1.2 Billion to acquire Fast Search & Transfer

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Microsoft Corporation is offering 6.6 billion NOK (or approximately $1.2 billion USD) for the acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST's board of directors has unanimously recommended that...

IBM to Acquire Solid Information Technology

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IBM has entered into an agreement to acquire Solid Information Technology, a privately held company based in Cupertino, California, and Helsinki, Finland, that provides in-memory database software. Financial details were not disclosed but the acquisition...

IBM to Acquire Cognos for $5 Billion

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IBM Corp. is making its largest acquisition ever, a deal announced Monday to buy Cognos Inc. for $5 billion in cash in hopes of keeping up with rivals in "business intelligence" software. The acquisition would...

Acer to acquire Gateway in $710 million deal

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Acer plans to acquire Gateway in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world's third-largest PC vendor. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Acer will purchase all of...

Google To Acquire GrandCentral

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Google is in acquisition discussions with telephone management startup GrandCentral, we've learned, and we have a high degree of confidence that the deal has actually been closed. We are trying to nail down the acquisition...

Symantec To Acquire Altiris

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After acquiring Veritas Software in July 2005, Symantec aims to buy network client management vendor Altiris for $830 million by paying company shareholders approximately $33 per share. Cupertino, California-based Symantec expects the acquisition to close...

EA to Acquire German Developer's of "FarCry"

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Electronic Arts last week purchased German game developer Phenomic, the developers of SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars. Now it seems that EA has it's eyes on Crytek, another German developer and makers of FarCry, the FPS...

Source: AMD to acquire ATI for $5.5 billion

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Advanced Micro Devices, the No. 2 supplier of computer processors, is close to a deal to buy graphics chip maker ATI for $5.5 billion and unless talks break down, a deal could be announced as...

Orange may acquire AOL UK

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A REPORT in the Sunday Telegraph claims that Orange/Wanadoo - operated by France Telecom, should win the auction to buy AOL's UK internet business. The paper believes that the bid from Orange is motivated by...

EMC to acquire RSA Security

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In a deal that marries one of the IT industry's biggest data storage vendors and one of its best-known security companies, EMC Corp. today unveiled plans to acquire RSA Security Inc. Under the deal, Hopkinton,...

EA To Acquire Mythic Entertainment

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Electronic Arts Inc. yesterday announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Virginia-based Mythic Entertainment. Upon completion of the acquisition, Mythic Entertainment will become EA Mythic, a wholly-owned studio dedicated to developing Massively...

Red Hat to Acquire JBoss

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Red Hat, the leading Linux distributor, announced on April 10 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire open-source Java middleware company JBoss. JBoss has been rumored to be on the acquisition block...

AT&T Plans to Acquire BellSouth in $65B Deal

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In a dealworth $65 billion, AT&T Inc. is expected to announce plans for it's' acquisitionof BellSouth Corp. as early as Monday. Under terms of the acquisition AT&Twould pay about $37 per share for Atlantabased BellSouth...

Walt Disney in Serious Talks to Acquire Pixar

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The post-Eisner Walt Disney is close to buying Pixar Animation Studios in a deal that could allow Steve Jobs and his team to exert significant creative influence at the entertainment giant, reports The Wall Street...

Symantec To Acquire WholeSecurity

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Symantec announced yesterday that the company plans to accquire WholeSecurity. WholeSecurity provides anti-phishing technology to identify processes running on websites and on workstations. Many corporate's use the technology to prevent users from logging...

McAfee to acquire Wireless Security Corp.

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McAfee announced today that it has acquired Wireless Security Corp. for an undisclosed amount, with the intent of making managed wireless security services a future McAfee offering. "We believe there's a tremendous...

Update: Sun to acquire StorageTek for $4.1 billion

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Sun Microsystems has reached an agreement to acquire Storage Technology in a move to beef up the U.S. computer company's storage and data management portfolio. Under the agreement announced Thursday, Sun will pay $4.1 billion...

Novell to Acquire Tally Systems Corp.

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Novell announced on Wednesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tally Systems Corp. Tall Systems is an expert in IT asset management solutions, this acquisition will help Novell expand it's ZENworks management...

HP to acquire Snapfish photo service

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Aiming to boost its presence in the digital-photography market, Hewlett-Packard said Monday that it plans to buy online photo service Snapfish. HP said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...

Apple to acquire HipSolve Media

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Think Secret is reporting that Apple is currently in talks to acquire HipSolve Media for $3.6 million. HipSolve Media, founded nearly three years ago, launched Windows-based iHoopla. iHoopla offers labels and publishers the...

EA to Acquire Criterion Software Group from Canon Eurpoe

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Electronic Arts today announced an agreement to acquire Criterion Software Group Ltd. from Canon Europe. With the acquisition, EA assumes Criterion's studio in Guildford, UK; two globally recognized intellectual properties, Burnout and Black; and the...

Comcast to acquire TechTV

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Comcast on Thursday said it agreed to acquire cable channel TechTV, owned by Paul Allen's Vulcan, and merge it with its own G4 video game network. The acquisition will enable Comcast, the...

Novell to acquire SuSE

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Thanks HolgMan Novell today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SUSE LINUX, one of the world's leading enterprise Linux companies, expanding Novell's ability to provide enterprise-class services...

MS Announces Its Intention to Acquire PlaceWare

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REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21, 2003 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire PlaceWare Inc., a leading provider of Web conferencing services that enable businesses to conduct real-time, interactive presentations...

Novell to acquire SilverStream for £145m

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Novell is to acquire Java 2 Entreprise Edition (J2EE) and web services company SilverStream Software for an estimated £145m. The takeover - which has unanimous SilverStream board approval - is expected to be...

AOL in negotiations to acquire Red Hat

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AOL Time Warner is in negotiations to buy Red Hat Inc., a prominent distributor of a computer operating system, an acquisition that would position the media giant to challenge arch rival Microsoft, according to sources...

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