According to Calcalist, Apple has acquired Israeli facial recognition firm RealFace for an as of yet unclear amount of money. This is the fourth acquisition Apple has made in the country.
The makers of the Robin smartphone have been purchased by Razer. The news went live today on the Nextbit forums, but the deal was completed prior to the weekend. Further details weren't released.
Microsoft has acquired Simplygon, a Swedish company providing 3D optimization solutions for creators and users. With this, it will accelerate Redmond's vision towards providing 3D for everyone.
Microsoft continues to expand its AI research efforts through Maluuba, which seeks to develop "literate" machines. Deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio will retain an advisory role in the transition.
If Verizon closes its deal for Yahoo, the company will change its name to Altaba Inc and current CEO Marissa Mayer will resign. The deal has seen considerable road bumps since its inception.
It was reported that Fitbit was in the process of acquiring Pebble. It appears that Fitbit's aim is to secure the software assets that could be purchased for less than $40 million.
China's Ctrip.com is set to buy Skyscanner in a $1.74 billion deal expected to close by the end of 2016. Skyscanner will continue to operate independently while supporting their existing products.
Having itself been the reported target of acquisition over the last two months, Twitter is rumored to be entertaining bids for Vine, whose shutdown had been announced just over a week ago.
In a deal valued at $47 billion, Qualcomm will acquire semiconductor manufacturer and largest chip supplier to the automotive industry, NXP Semiconductor. The deal is expected to complete in 2017.
Today, AT&T announced that it had reached a deal to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion. If the deal is approved by regulators, it would be one of the largest acquisitions in recent years.
After recent reports that Disney could be looking at adding Twitter to its portfolio, the majority owner of ESPN is now back in the headlines amid rumors that it may consider making a bid for Netflix.
As a response to Salesforce's claim of Microsoft potentially cutting off LinkedIn data to Salesforce, the president of the Redmond-based company has stated that he has no intentions to do so.
A new report claims that Spotify has entered negotiations to acquire SoundCloud for a rumored $700 million, in an effort to strengthen its userbase against the competition.
Salesforce, which lost out in the bidding process for LinkedIn, has urged the EU to probe Microsoft's $26.2 billion deal for the acquisition of the platform, fearing anti-competitive behavior.
A senior executive for Nokia in China has confirmed that the company is preparing its comeback, with three to four new devices set to be announced later this year, which will be designed by HMD.
Verizon Communications has officially announced that it will acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion. It will integrate the company with AOL, which will help Verizon towards its internet business.
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.