One reason the Beats deal could be a huge mistake for Apple

By on May 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM.

One reason the Beats deal could be a huge mistake for Apple

Apple’s plan to buy up Beats has left many analysts scratching their heads and wondering why Tim Cook and the crew at Cupertino are spending $3.2 billion to acquire an audio hardware and software company. Writing over at Techpinions, Jackdaw analyst Jan Dawson explains that many people are worried that the Beats deal might be a sign that Apple has started to listen too much to the outside noise from Wall Street investors demanding that it make flashy, aggressive moves to reignite its growth. More →
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Flipkart acquires Myntra, to invest $100 million

By on May 22, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Flipkart acquires Myntra, to invest $100 million

Flipkart today announced it has acquired Myntra, a rival online retailer that focuses on fashion. The company said it had acquired 100 percent stake in Myntra though it didn't reveal the deal size. Earlier reports have suggested the acquisition to be in excess of $300 million. More →
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Google acquires Divide for Android push in enterprise BYOD setups

By on May 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Google acquires Divide for Android push in enterprise BYOD setups

Google has acquired mobile service company Divide, which lets company IT managers demarcate work and personal profiles on employees' smartphones. The acquisition comes at a time when corporations have to deal with the "bring your own device" trend and BlackBerry has fallen out of favor with most users. More →
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Dr. Dre all but confirms Apple’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics in a Facebook video

By on May 9, 2014 at 3:24 PM.

Dr. Dre all but confirms Apple’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics in a Facebook video

The Internet has been abuzz this morning with news of Apple’s plans of buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. While neither of the companies has issued an official statement, Dr. Dre himself has jumped the gun and all but confirmed the deal in a Facebook video uploaded by Hollywood actor Tyrese Gibson. More →
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Apple to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion in what is its largest ever acquisition: Report

By on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM.

Apple to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion in what is its largest ever acquisition: Report

Beats Audio, which is known for its headphones, could soon be acquired by Apple, the Financial Times reports. The Cupertino-based company is said to be ready to pay $3.2 billion for acquiring the audio company once owned by HTC, making it its largest acquisition till date. More →
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Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition, Chennai plant not a part of the deal

By on April 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition, Chennai plant not a part of the deal

As expected, moments ago Nokia announced that the acquisition deal with Microsoft has finally been completed. The deal was first announced nearly seven months ago in September. More →
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Waze CEO confirms Google paid $1.15 billion for the Israeli startup

By on April 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM.

Waze CEO confirms Google paid $1.15 billion for the Israeli startup

Google acquired Waze in June last year after being said to have competed against the likes of Facebook and Apple. Though deal was said to be worth around $1 billion, the official numbers were not revealed by either of the companies; until now. Noam Bardin, CEO of Waze has revealed the inside story of how he was forced by his investors to sell, as well as revealing that Google paid $1.15 billion for the Israeli startup. More →
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Apple’s next big acquisition could make the iPhone’s display better than ever

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Apple’s next big acquisition could make the iPhone’s display better than ever

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is releasing in just over a week and everything we’ve seen indicates that it will set the bar for smartphone displays in 2014. Apple knows that Samsung is giving it very tough competition in terms of display quality, which is why it’s reportedly looking to buy a Japanese chip manufacturer that will help it keep pace with Samsung over the next few years. More →
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Rdio acquires Dhingana, to launch music service in India this year

By on March 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM.

Rdio acquires Dhingana, to launch music service in India this year

US-based music streaming service Rdio has acquired Dhingana. Neither of the companies has revealed how much the deal is worth and the only thing known at the moment is that the Dhingana team along with founders Snehal Shinde and Swapnil Shinde will become a part of Rdio’s team. More →
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Google had reportedly tabled a $10 billion offer to buy WhatsApp

By on February 20, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

Google had reportedly tabled a $10 billion offer to buy WhatsApp

Our day began with the announcement of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an outrageous $19 billion. But it seems Facebook wasn’t the only suitor courting for WhatsApp’s hand. Fortune’s Jessi Hempel has been tipped by her sources that Google too had submitted a considerable offer for the messaging platform. More →
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