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Vertu sold to Chinese investors (Update: working on its own OS?)

by: Nirave GondhiaNovember 3, 2015
Luxury phone maker Vertu has been sold to Chinese investors with Chief Executive Massimiliano Pogliani set to step down from his role as part of the sale.
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Verizon finalizes AOL acquisition

by: Edgar CervantesJune 23, 2015
Verizon and AOL announced their agreement for an acquisition only six weeks ago - an agreement that these joint companies today see finalized.
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Microsoft buys another popular Android app, Wunderlist – report

by: Nirave GondhiaJune 2, 2015
Microsoft has reportedly struck a deal to buy 6Wunderkinder, the company behind the very popular Wunderlist to-do app, in a deal worth $100-$200 million.
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Google’s Nest purchases Revolv, to further “Works with Nest” projects

by: Jonathan FeistOctober 25, 2014
Google owned Nest is looking to improve "Works with Nest" home automation with their acquisition of Revolv. Sales of the open source driven Revolv hub have been immediately halted, but warranty and support will be honored.
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(Update: it’s official!) Microsoft to buy Minecraft-maker Mojang

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 15, 2014
Mojang, the Swedish company that produces the hit game Minecraft, is reportedly in acquisition talks with Microsoft. What could the $2 billion strategy be?
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With Jetpac acquired by Google, will we get improved context in image searches?

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 18, 2014

Google has been on a string of acquisitions, snapping up tech startups that have the potential to either gain traction or to contribute their intellectual property to the search giant’s own offerings. One of these tech startups is Jetpac, a platform that algorithmically scans Instagram photos to come up with city guides made up of photos from certain groups of people. For instance, you may get “10 Outdoor Activities in Hong Kong” or guides from groups like intellectuals, skateboarders or businesspeople.

The effectiveness of the algorithm in getting you photos from your desired group of people may be debatable, although as with many other acquired [...]

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