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Twitter Is Buying Gnip To Make Data More Accessible

Twitter Is Buying Gnip To Make Data More Accessible

By Chris Crum April 15, 2014

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gnip, a social data provider that’s been a Twitter partner for quite some time. Twitter says Gnip has played a “crucial role” in collecting and digesting Twitter’s …

Google, Cisco Could Make Offers For BlackBerry Google, Cisco Could Make Offers For BlackBerry
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BlackBerry’s last-ditch effort to stay relevant in the smartphone industry with its BlackBerry 10 devices has failed, and the company is now for sale. Investors led by FairFax Financial Holdings announced last month that they will be raising money for …

Blackberry Losses $965M in Second Quarter Blackberry Losses $965M in Second Quarter
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The past few years have been a gradual decline for Canadian wireless company, Blackberry Limited. However, the past couple weeks have accelerated the rate of the company’s demise. Due to relentless pressure from prominent competitors, Apple and Samsung, along with …

Microsoft Details Its Nokia Purchase Microsoft Details Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on …

Microsoft Is Getting A Lot Of Nokia Talent Microsoft Is Getting A Lot Of Nokia Talent
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Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have …

ARM Buys Internet of Things Company Sensinode Oy ARM Buys Internet of Things Company Sensinode Oy

Semiconductor company ARM this week announced that it has acquired Sensinode Oy, a software company focused on “Internet of Things” products. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the coming phase of the internet in which a variety of products …

AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless For $1.2 Billion AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless For $1.2 Billion

AT&T this week announced that it intends to acquire Leap Wireless for $15 per share – nearly $1.2 billion. The deal will give AT&T ownership of Leap’s licenses, network, and stores. AT&T will also get over 5 million subscribers, edging …

$21.6 Billion Sprint-SoftBank Merger is Now Complete $21.6 Billion Sprint-SoftBank Merger is Now Complete

Sprint Nextel shareholders recently voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposed merger between Sprint and SoftBank. Earlier this week, the deal cleared one final hurdle with the unanimous decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve the merger. Today, …

Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition is Complete Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition is Complete

Last December, Sprint Nextel announced that it intended to pay $2.2 billion to fully acquire the portion of telecom company Clearwire that it did not already own. Today, Sprint announced that the transaction is finally complete. Clearwire shareholders approved the …

Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC

In late June, Sprint Nextel shareholders voted to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. The only hurdle left for the companies was the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which needed to approve the …

Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger

Sprint Nextel shareholders today voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. Almost 98% of the votes cast in the meeting, which represent around 80% of Sprint’s common stock, were in favor …

Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share

In December 2012, Sprint Nextel announced that it would acquire the 50% of Clearwire that it did not already own for $2.2 billion. Sprint would pay $2.97 per share of Cleawire, valuing the company at around $10 billion. The acquisition …

LinkedIn Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million LinkedIn Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million

The popular newsreader Pulse brings in 20 million users a day so it stands to reason that somebody would want to acquire such an audience. The only question that remained is who would come out on top in acquisition negotiations. …

Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Company Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Company
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Samsung Electronics America this week announced that it has agreed to acquire NeuroLogica, a medical imaging equipment company. The company is most well-known for developing portable CT scanners. The price Samsung is paying for the company is unknown, as no …

LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires Pealk LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires Pealk

Today Viadeo, a professional networking social network similar to LinkedIn, announced it has acquired Pealk, the self-styled “#1 Hunting App” for LinkedIn. Pealk was an app designed for HR and managers to cull LinkedIn profiles for potential recruits. It allowed …

Lenovo Acquires Cloud Computing Company Stoneware Lenovo Acquires Cloud Computing Company Stoneware

Lenovo announced today that it has acquired cloud computing services company Stoneware Inc. Lenovo states that cloud computing solutions are now a key component of its product portfolio. The company expects the acquisition to speed along its offerings, particularly “the …

HootSuite Acquires Social Management Startup Seesmic HootSuite Acquires Social Management Startup Seesmic
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HootSuite announced today that it has acquired Seesmic, a competitor in the social marketing management software space. Both companies develop platforms that allow people and businesses to coordinate and monitor their marketing across multiple social network platforms. “We’ve always been …