Facebook has written a defiant letter back to the UK's CMA saying its concerns over Facebook's Giphy acquisition are totally unfounded. Facebook's defiance could see the issue drag on.
Microsoft has announced another acquisition, this time by the way of Clipchamp, a startup from 2013 that offers browser-based video-editing capabilities. Its pricing currently goes up to $39/month.
Apple has acquired the classical music streaming service, Primephonic. The service is due to close on September 7 but its features will be merged with Apple Music in the coming months.
Square is acquiring "buy now, pay later" platform Afterpay for $29 billion in a move that will expand its presence in the financial tech segment. The acquisition is expected to complete in Q1 2022.
Microsoft has acquired Suplari, a company with expertise in using AI to optimize financial expenditure by providing actionable insights. This is Microsoft's third acquisition this month.
Microsoft is said to be paying more than $500 million to acquire San Francisco-based RiskIQ, a cybersecurity firm whose software-as-a-service platform helps customers ward off online security threats.
Another acquisition announcement has arrived from Sony, with it confirming that the Dutch developer Nixxes Software, which is known for its porting services, is now a part of PlayStation Studios.
Sony has acquired the Finnish developer Housemarque, adding another member to its PlayStation Studios family. The studio was behind the recently released hit roguelike Returnal for PlayStation 5.
Microsoft will integrate ReFirm Labs' firmware analysis technology into the company's existing IoT security platform, offering customers an all-in-one, cloud-based security solution.
Microsoft is reportedly set to announce a deal to acquire Nuance this week. Nuance specializes in artificial intelligence and speech recognition, and its technology was used for Siri.
Renowned video game publisher 505 Games has purchased the IP for the 2020 title Ghostrunner. Previously, the aforementioned intellectual property rights belonged to Polish publisher All In! Games.
The week that's just gone by has brought with it news of refreshed Windows 10 icons, new Edge themes, an Xbox Live renaming, and more. Be sure to catch up on all that via our handy overview.
Microsoft is in exclusive talks with Discord to acquire it for over $10 billion. Recently, it was rumoured that Microsoft is a front runner to acquire Discord after it started looking for a buyer.
Just a few hours ago, a report claimed that Discord is looking for a buyer. Now, a new report has confirmed that Microsoft is on the list of companies trying to acquire the chat platform.
Discord, a platform popular with gamers, is rumoured to be in discussions with another company to be bought. Nothing is set in stone but if a deal does go ahead, Discord could sell for over $10bn.
Microsoft has announced its acquisition of The Marsden Group, a company specializing in industrial technology. It aims to create more value for industry customers through Microsoft services.
Qualcomm has announced the completion of its NUVIA acquisition. It will use the firm's expertise across its CPU products with products coming to markets after the second half of 2022.
The week that's just gone by has brought us news of the ongoing Exchange vulnerabilities, the completion of Microsoft's ZeniMax buyout, and much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
PayPal has acquired the cryptocurrency firm Curv to bolster its credentials in the field as it looks to offer these services to users around the world in the first half of the year.
The Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer Mediatonic is joining the Epic Games family. The hit battle royale platformer will remain purchasable on all current platforms according to the studio.
Today, HP announced that it's buying HyperX, a Kingston Technology division that it's had a longstanding partnership with. The Palo Alto firm is set to pay the sum of $425 million.
Electronic Arts today confirmed it has acquired the racing games giant Codemasters. The deal makes popular racing titles such as Dirt, GRID, Project CARS, and Formula 1 EA products.
Microsoft was in talks to buy social media platform Pinterest in recent months, though the deal never went through. Microsoft recently added Pinterest integration to its Edge browser.
The week that's just ending has brought news relating to the ZeniMax acquisition, productivity enhancements, Windows updates, and more. Be sure to catch up on all that via our handy overview.
Embracer Group is once again collecting video game companies, as Borderlands-maker Gearbox Entertainment, mobile games developer Easybrain, and popular porting studio Aspyr are the latest to join up.
Google has announced that its acquisition of wearable manufacturer Fitbit has been completed. The acquisition was announced over a year ago and was recently approved by the European Union.
Nuvia, a company founded by former chip engineers who worked on Apple's A-series chips, is being acquired by Qualcomm to help design its next-generation processors for smartphones and laptops.
As part of its latest acquisition, Twitter will be bringing the team behind the social podcasting app into its fold while shutting down Breaker's apps and services in the near future.
2020 ends in a few days, which makes now the perfect time to take a look back at some events and happenings in the tech landscape which caught us off-guard, for better or for worse.
Confirming a previous report, Electronic Arts has announced it has reached an agreement with Codemasters to acquire the British racing video games developer for a whopping $1.2 billion.
Electronic Arts has reportedly made a "knockout bid" to acquire Codemasters, the racing game studio that Take-Two Interactive has announced its intention to purchase for almost a billion dollars.
Twitter has snapped up video chat and screen-sharing social platform, Squad, including the people behind it for an undisclosed amount. As a result, Squad will be shut down on December 12.
Facebook has finalized an agreement to acquire Kustomer, a New York-based startup that provides customer-service platforms and chatbots. The firm's entire team will join Facebook as part of the deal.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now soliciting feedback from the public regarding Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The process will continue till December 9, 2020.
A report suggests that Salesforce is in talks with Slack for a potential acquisition. If such a deal goes through, it will be the largest for the company. Slack shares shot up since the report broke.
Spotify is set to acquire podcast hosting company Megaphone. The transaction will make Spotify's new podcast ad tech called Streaming Ad Insertion available to all podcasts hosted on Megaphone.
After the initial offer by Take-Two Interactive to acquire Codemasters was announced last week, the companies have entered an agreement for the deal to go through, and it should happen in 2021.
The UK-based video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive has made a move to purchase racing game-maker Codemasters. The former is willing to shell out a sizeable sum to buy the latter.
Sony could acquire anime streaming service Crunchyroll as it has entered the final stage of negotiations with AT&T. The asking price remains unclear, but it's said to be more than 100 billion yen.
Intel has announced that it is selling its NAND SSD business and manufacturing facility to South Korea-based SK Hynix for $9 billion. The acquisition is supposed to be complete by 2025.