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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The rise of WhatsApp: A timeline

By on February 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

The rise of WhatsApp: A timeline

Facebook today acquired WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion, making it the social giant’s costliest acquisition to date. But is WhatsApp really worth its weight in gold? Let’s have a look at the rise of this messaging app in the timeline below. More →
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Bharti Airtel acquires Loop Mobile for around Rs 700 crore, becomes biggest carrier in Mumbai

By on February 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM.

Bharti Airtel acquires Loop Mobile for around Rs 700 crore, becomes biggest carrier in Mumbai

  A day after we reported about a possibility of Bharti Airtel acquiring Loop Mobile, a deal has reportedly been finalized, Business Standard reports. Bharti is reported to have paid Rs 700 crore for the acquisition of which Rs 400 crore goes into repaying the latter’s debts, while the rest of the Rs 300 crore will be used to acquire Loop Mobile’s customer base and cell sites. More →
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Airtel may announce Loop Mobile acquisition in the next 2 days

By on February 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM.

Airtel may announce Loop Mobile acquisition in the next 2 days

Bharti Airtel, which bought 900MHz band spectrum in Mumbai in the just-concluded auction, is likely to announce in the couple of days acquisition of Loop Mobile — a deal that will make the telecom major the top operator in the city with over seven million customers. More →
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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to acquire Viber for around $900 million

By on February 14, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to acquire Viber for around $900 million

Popular mobile messaging service Viber is set to be acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, the Wall Street Journal reports. The latter’s CEO revealed that the deal is worth $900 million and will be the company’s first foray into the rapidly growing social messaging platform. More →
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Vodafone in talks with Tata Teleservices for possible acquisition

By on January 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

Vodafone in talks with Tata Teleservices for possible acquisition

Vodafone is reportedly in talks with the Tata Group to acquire its controlling stake in Tata Teleservices, and become India’s largest telcom operator. The Times of India has reported that the Vodafone and Tata Teleservices are in the initial stage of discussions though nothing concrete can be said about the deal. More →
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Winamp to be reportedly acquired by Belgium online radio aggregator Radionomy

By on January 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Winamp to be reportedly acquired by Belgium online radio aggregator Radionomy

Back in November last year, much to the disappointment of many, AOL announced that it would be shutting down its legacy music service— Winamp. AOL was also said to have been looking for a potential buyer for its Winamp and Shoutcast services, and now it seems it has. According to TechCrunch, Belgium’s Radionomy is leading the race to acquire the service. More →
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Apple’s buying spree continues with $200 million Topsy acquisition

By on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

Apple’s buying spree continues with $200 million Topsy acquisition

Apple is on a roll as 2013 winds down. Just one week after Apple confirmed that it acquired Israel-based Kinect inventor PrimeSense, the company has acknowledged another small buy. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that Apple has acquired Topsy, which bills itself as a social monitoring and analytics company. More →
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Facebook could make its first acquisition in India, in talks with app testing tools provider Little Eye Labs

By on December 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM.

Facebook could make its first acquisition in India, in talks with app testing tools provider Little Eye Labs

Facebook is all set to acquire Little Eye Labs, a Bangalore-based mobile app analysis tools-provider to app developers, Business Standard reports. This will be the social-network giant’s first acquisition in India. The news, however, has not yet been confirmed by either company. More →
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