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Nokia, Amazon and Microsoft circle RIM - is a takeover on the cards?

Nokia, Amazon and Microsoft circle RIM - is a takeover on the cards?

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With RIM's stock at an all time low, it is no surprise that sharks look to be circling the mobile phone and tablet maker. However the interest, it seems, is coming from those you wouldn't, perhaps, expect. They're some of the biggest fish around. According... >>

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

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The company that owns Pentax, the Hoya Corporation, has sold the imaging part of the business to camera maker Ricoh for £77m (¥10b Yen) the two companies confirmed today. That might seems a a massive drop from the ¥100b the company paid for Pentax... >>

AT&T buys T-Mobile USA, T-Mobile iPhone not part of the deal

AT&T buys T-Mobile USA, T-Mobile iPhone not part of the deal

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AT&T has announced that it will be buying the US arm of T-Mobile for $39 billion, joining the two networks together - if regulatory bodies give the go ahead. The move, say T-Mobile and AT&T, will “ensure the deployment of a robust 4G LTE network to... >>

Google Slide(s) into social networking even more

Google Slide(s) into social networking even more

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Google isn't letting up in its battle to take on Facebook and other social networking wannabes, as it's announced that it's bought Slide. Google describes Slide as a "social technology company with an extensive history of building new ways for people... >>

Orange and T-Mobile combine to form Everything Everywhere

Orange and T-Mobile combine to form Everything Everywhere

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Orange and T-Mobile have revealed the company name that will represent their UK merger: Everything Everywhere. The merger means that Everything Everywhere now has a total customer base of 30 million, effectively becoming the UK's largest mobile network... >>

Apple buys Siri - virtual search assistant

Apple buys Siri - virtual search assistant

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Apple has acquired a small startup called Siri, which is an iPhone app that offers a search experience not unlike that of a personal assistant. Ask it a question in plain English, and you'll get a plain English answer back. To get that answer, Siri queries... >>

HP: webOS to potentially come to smartphones, slates, and netbooks

HP: webOS to potentially come to smartphones, slates, and netbooks

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HP, fresh from its announcement that it will be buying mobile phone maker Palm, has already hinted that it plans to bring the mobile phone maker's operating system, webOS, to other devices. "Between smartphones, slates and potentially netbooks [it] represents... >>

HP buys Palm

HP buys Palm

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HP has come out of the left field, some might say, and snapped up flagging mobile phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion. "HP and Palm today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones... >>

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

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Twitter has announced that it's acquiring a messaging infrastructure company called Cloudhopper, signifying that it's not ready to give up on its humble SMS beginnings just yet. The company originally implemented the 140-character limit so that any tweet... >>

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

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Microblogging site Twitter has announced that it's going to be buying up 3rd-party iPhone app Tweetie and making it official, turning it into "Twitter for iPhone". The app will also be made free. The reasoning, Twitter says, is that a pile of users were... >>