Neowin News Feed for: Acquires Neowin News Feed for: Acquires en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Amazon to reportedly acquire self-driving car startup Zoox for over $1 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The firm has reportedly agreed to pay over $1 billion to acquire Zoox. This will give Amazon control of the 1000-person startup; however, Zoox is expected to operate as an independent subsidiary. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:12:01 +0000 Amazon acquires Middle Eastern e-commerce platform Souq for $650 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon continues its global expansion by acquiring Souq, a Middle Eastern e-commerce platform, for $650 million. The move will give the American online retail giant a firm footing in the region. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Intel acquires software company for $884 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>Intel Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Wind River Systems Inc, for $884 million. Wind River Systems is known for cutting edge software for a number of different markets including, automotive, aerospace &... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 04 Jun 2009 22:34:37 +0000 Qualcomm acquires L-band spectrum in the UK for £8.3 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1199600302.png" alt="" /></div>Qualcomm Inc. just announced its acquisition of 40 MHz of the L-Band radio spectrum that was auctioned some days ago by Ofcom, the UK communications regulator. This auction fetched the UK communications regulator £8.3 million.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 19 May 2008 10:50:28 +0000 Microsoft acquires trueSpace creator Caligari <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Virtual Earth team has grown once again with the acquisition of Caligari Corporation, a small company that has been pioneering 3D modeling and animation since it was founded in 1986. In 1994, Caligari released... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Feb 2008 10:58:48 +0000 THQ Acquires Big Huge Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Without disclosing how much it set them back, THQ is currently in the process of finalizing its latest purchase of Big Huge Games -the development studio which brought us such popular gems as Rise of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:14:47 +0000 Iomega Acquires Chinese Hard Drive Manufacturer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>External disk storage maker Iomega on Dec. 12 announced that it will acquire ExcelStor Great Wall Technology, an $800 million hard drive manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China, through exchange of stock. No cash will change... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:39:09 +0000 MMO fansite WarCry acquires 2nd Star Trek Online Screenshot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last week, the popular MMO fansite known as WarCry conducted an interview with Daron Stinnett of P2 Entertainment, Executive Producer of Star Trek Online. The interview covered widely discussed topics such as the game's more... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Yusuf Mohamud) Thu, 13 Dec 2007 09:43:34 +0000 Microsoft Acquires Multimap: One of UK's top 100 Tech Sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corporation doesn&#8217;t just hunt around the top 100 tech websites for each country; Multimap also happens to be one Britain&#8217;s, and the world&#8217;s, leading online mapping services. It is unclear how much the software... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Dec 2007 18:13:18 +0000 OCZ Acquires High-Performance System Builder Hypersonic-PC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OCZ Technology plans to acquire performance gaming PC system builder Hypersonic PC, suggesting that Hypersonic-PC systems may start using OCZ components exclusively. Since its restructuring in 2002, OCZ has branched away from its core offerings... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:29:33 +0000 Google acquires Zingku social networking platform <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mobile social networking and communication platform Zingku announced it had entered into an agreement to have Google acquire its service, but Google remained silent of the move. The service, launched in the United States in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:11:26 +0000 Novell Acquires Senforce <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Novell has acquired endpoint security management vendor Senforce Technologies in a play to extend Novell's policy-management offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In July, Novell and Senforce, based in Waltham, Mass., announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 14 Aug 2007 01:07:08 +0000 Blockbuster Acquires Movielink <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The rivarly between two popular online movie rental businesses, Netflix and Blockbuster's Total Access, is about to heat up; Total Access, although reportedly adding subscribers faster than Netflix, lagged behind in one area: on demand... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:53:39 +0000 Google acquires ImageAmerica to boost mapping <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has acquired ImageAmerica, a company that builds high-resolution cameras and uses them to take aerial photographs. The search engine giant announced the move Friday on its LatLong blog about Google Earth and its other... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:42:40 +0000 Google acquires GrandCentral <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has acquired GrandCentral Communications for an undisclosed sum. GrandCentral lets users combine all their phone numbers and voicemail boxes under one phone number. From there, users can set up their accounts so that the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:49:26 +0000 Google acquires server software company Peakstream <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has acquired Peakstream, a Redwood City, California-based developer of software for multicore and parallel processors. The search giant declined to disclose terms of the deal. Peakstream's flagship product, PeakStream Workstation for Microsoft Windows, was... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:21:19 +0000 News Corp. acquires Photobucket, Flektor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Online photo sharing, storage and creativity Web site Photobucket is being acquired by Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. In a separate deal, News Corporation said it is also acquiring real-time video and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 31 May 2007 01:27:23 +0000 eBay Acquires StumbleUpon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>eBay Incorporated has announced it has acquired StumbleUpon, an early-stage company that helps people discover and share content online, for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $75 million. StumbleUpon, currently servicing 2.3 million users, gives... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 30 May 2007 23:40:30 +0000 OCZ Acquires PC Power & Cooling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OCZ has announced it has acquired American supplier of power supply units PC Power &amp; Cooling. Originally founded in 1985, PC Power &amp; Cooling has been a frontrunner in ultra high-performance power supplies and cooling... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 26 May 2007 00:52:06 +0000 Acquires Digital Photography Site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>, the world's leading online retailer, has acquired &ndash; a hobby site started by Phil Askey in 1998 that now on a monthly basis, receives seven million unique visitors (over 22 million sessions) who... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 May 2007 18:53:44 +0000 Best Buy Acquires Speakeasy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Speakeasy, one of the largest DSL providers in the United States, has been acquired by Best Buy for $97 million, which the companies put at 20% greater than Speakeasy's 2006 revenues. Best Buy&#8217;s plan is... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:47:52 +0000 Seagate Acquires EVault, Inc., Enters Online Storage Market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Seagate Technology today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held EVault, Inc., a leading provider of online backup services, as part of its effort to extend the company's storage solutions offerings and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:19:51 +0000 BitTorrent acquires µTorrent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent, another file-sharing application that uses BitTorrent's software protocol, it announced Thursday. The acquisition is another move by BitTorrent to make itself into a legitimate competitor in the online content business. Late... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:36:39 +0000 Adobe Acquires Serious Magic <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) today announced it has acquired Serious Magic Inc.&#153;, maker of video software and communications tools for creative professional, business, consumer, and education markets. With Serious Magic solutions such as DV Rack... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:32:51 +0000 Apple Acquires Silicon Color Technologies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has acquired the technolgies of Silion Color, which manufactures the FinalTouch range of colour correction software. A note on the company website says: &quot;We are pleased to announce that all Silicon Color technology... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:21:49 +0000 AOL acquires Gamedaily from Gigex <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Kotaku is reporting on a story which confirms that AOL has bought the Gamedaily website and it's &quot;business&quot; side of the fence Biz.Gamedaily from Gigex, Inc. Gamedaily is one of the top destinations... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:26:21 +0000 Microsoft acquires Winternals Software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it has acquired Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 18 Jul 2006 18:00:23 +0000 Midway acquires rights to Epic back catalogue <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Midway has acquired the rights to some of the titles that make up Epic Games' back catalogue - and plans to release an &quot;Unreal Anthology&quot; this autumn. Priced $29.95 in the US, Unreal Anthology will... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 18 Jun 2006 01:12:00 +0000 Activision Acquires James Bond License <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Number-two publisher takes over spy-film-inspired game license after archrival Electronic Arts ends agreement; now holds PC, handheld, and console rights until 2014. Since 2002, Electronic Arts has held the license to publish games based... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 May 2006 22:34:02 +0000 Corel Acquires WinZip, Completes IPO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Corel Corporation has completed the acquisition of WinZip Computing. WinZip has faced increased competition in recent years, notably the inclusion of basic Zip compressed folder handling within Windows XP itself, but WinZip is still the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fred Derf) Wed, 03 May 2006 10:08:19 +0000 Asustek Acquires New Orders From Apple <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Asustek Computer Inc., one of Taiwan's major contract manufacturersof notebook (NB) personal computers, reportedly is ready to swallow upApple Computer's orders for 1.2 million Intel processor-powered iBooks. Appleis expected to launch the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:10:38 +0000 Microsoft Game Studios Acquires Lionhead Studios <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>REDMOND, Wash. &mdash; April 6, 2006 &mdash; Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Lionhead Studios, one of the world's leading and most innovative video game developers and creators of &quot;Fable&reg;,&quot; the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Thu, 06 Apr 2006 19:39:55 +0000 Dell Acquires Alienware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks to bangbang023 and C-Squarez from the forums for the heads up on this one: Dell just announced that it is indeed acquiring Alienware:... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:42:09 +0000 Google Acquires Writely <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks to Aaron Meck (Armeck) &amp; DigeratiPrime for the heads up on this Discussion of a web based productivity suite from Google hasbeen making the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 09 Mar 2006 20:44:54 +0000 Take-Two Interactive acquires Irrational Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Take-Two press release confirms rumors that were floating about today - Take-Two Interactive has indeed acquired Irrational Games. Irrational Games you may remember, is responsible for creating some of the best PC games in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 09 Jan 2006 22:07:42 +0000 Sony Acquires Killzone Developer Guerrilla Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the acquisition ofGuerrilla Games, developer of hit PS2 title Killzone, as part of a longterm strategy to expand its development arm. The two companies have already had a close working... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 07 Dec 2005 21:34:30 +0000 Autodesk Acquires Alias <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>3D Studio Max and Maya are now owned by the same company. Autodesk has acquired Alias, makers of the popular 3D modeling program Maya for $182 million in cash. Most 3D... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 04 Oct 2005 22:17:43 +0000 Microsoft acquires £6m FCO deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has recently secured a contract at The Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office for another three years, signing a £6m contract which promises to have Microsoft update and support the department's Windows-based applications. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 30 Jun 2005 15:16:05 +0000 Google acquires! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has acquired New York-based Dodgeball, the cellular SMS hook-up service. &quot;You're two guys doing some pretty cool stuff, why not let us help you out and let's see what you can do with it&quot;... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 12 May 2005 14:12:16 +0000 MSN Acquires MessageCast Automated Alerting Services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The MSN network of Internet services today announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of MessageCast Inc., a leading provider of automated alerting and messaging technology that currently supports the MSN Alerts service.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 12 May 2005 07:17:37 +0000