Amazon India moves closer to buying Jabong for $1.2 billion: Report

By on November 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM.

Amazon India moves closer to buying Jabong for $1.2 billion: Report

The first report claiming that Amazon India was looking at acquiring Jabong surfaced online last month. Now, the folks at VCCircle have some additional information saying that the e-commerce company is in advanced talks to acquire the fashion portal for somewhere around $1.2 billion. More →
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Microsoft accidentally announces its acquisition of email startup Acompli

By on November 27, 2014 at 9:32 AM.

Microsoft accidentally announces its acquisition of email startup Acompli

Microsoft may have accidentally announced its acquisition of popular email client Acompli. First spotted by BetaNews, a short, unfinished post authored by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha appeared on the company's official blog which was shortly pulled. The post made the company’s move to buy the email startup official. More →
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Google acquires Emu, a messaging service with Siri like assistant

By on August 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM.

Google acquires Emu, a messaging service with Siri like assistant

Google has acquired an instant text messaging based service named Emu which was known for featuring a built-in virtual assistant in the app. First reported by Techcrunch, the announcement of the acquisition was made through a blog post by EMU team, however size of the deal has not yet been disclosed by these companies. Emu service was created by Gummi Hafsteinsson, who had a stint in Google for its Maps and Voice Search services, and was one of the leads behind Apple’s Siri virtual assistant. More →
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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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