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Whatsapp selling to Facebook? Silicon Valley sources say yes

Whatsapp selling to Facebook? Silicon Valley sources say yes

By 3 December 2012

The company behind Whatapp, the multi-platform instant messenger app, is rumoured to be in talks to sell the business to Facebook. According to gossip in Silicon Valley courtesy of TechCrunch, the usual "sources close to the matter" are spilling some... >>

Google buys Quickoffice to challenge Microsoft on own turf

Google buys Quickoffice to challenge Microsoft on own turf

By 6 June 2012

Google has announced that it has bought Quickoffice for an undisclosed sum. Quickoffice is one of the world’s most popular office apps, having been downloaded 350 million times, and is available on a number of devices including Android, Symbian, iOS... >>

Facebook buys Instagram

Facebook buys Instagram

By 9 April 2012

Facebook has put in an offer to buy Instagram, the popular photo-sharing site, for $1bn. "I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO,... >>

Gibson and Onkyo form strategic partnership

Gibson and Onkyo form strategic partnership

By 5 January 2012

Sonny and Cher. Lennon and McCartney. John and Taupin. Slijngaard and Doth. Just some of the famous musical duos that will be remembered throughout history. And now, possibly, you can add Gibson and Onkyo to that list after the guitar giant opted to acquire... >>

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

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

By 21 December 2011

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

By 1 July 2011

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

By 20 March 2011

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

By 7 August 2010

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

By 11 May 2010

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

By 29 April 2010

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... >>


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