Tag Archive: Acquire

Apple could acquire PowerVR maker to bring GPU design in-house

Apple is reportedly in “advanced talks” to acquire Imagination Technologies, the British chip design company which creates the PowerVR graphics chips Apple uses for its iOS devices. If it is able to acquire the company, it would mean that Apple would be able to bring GPU design in-house, much as it has done with its […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Did Samsung Just Acquire A Fingerprint Scanning Firm For $650M? Nope.

Given Samsung’s habit of shamelessly copying everything Apple does, I wasn’t at all surprised to see this morning’s report that the South Korean company had just spent $650 million on a fingerprint scanning firm called FingerPrint Cards. In fact, I simply rolled my eyes when I saw the news and thought, “there’s a surprise.” But it […]

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Dish Network Looks To Acquire Sprint For $25.5 Billion


Satellite TV provider Dish Network is looking to derail Sprint’s deal with SoftBank and acquire the carrier with a $ 25.5 billion bid. Dish has offered $ 17.3bn in cash and $ 8.2bn in stock for 100% of Sprint shares, and the company argues that the deal represents a 13% premium over SoftBanks “complicated” bid to acquire 70% for $ 20.1 billion.

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AT&T Is Paying Verizon $1.9 Billion To Acquire More 700 MHz Spectrum


We rarely think of frequency spectrums to be a finite resources, but some of the wireless carriers in the U.S. are already bumping into their limits. Spectrum issues can lead to a network slowdown, like the one we saw last summer, and the only way to get more is to buy it.

To beef up their network, AT&T announced today that they have agreed to acquire spectrum in the 700 MHz  [Read More…]

Sprint Announces It Will Acquire 100% Stake In Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

Sprint has announced today that it is set to acquire 100% ownership of Clearwire in a deal worth $ 2.97 per share — or roughly $ 2.2 billion. The carrier says it plans to utilize Clearwire’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which will be migrated to 4G LTE standards, to achieve “operational efficiencies and improved service for customers.”

Sprint has paid a 128% premium on Clearwire’s closing share price the day before the  [Read More…]

SoftBank Confirms It Will Acquire 70% Of Sprint For $20.1 Billion

SoftBank will combine with Sprint to become one of the world’s largest carriers.

SoftBank, Japan’s third-largest carrier, has this morning announced that it will acquire Sprint in a deal worth $ 20.1 billion. The company will purchase $ 8 billion in newly-issues shares from Sprint, in addition to $ 12.1 billion in existing shares — giving it a 70% stake overall.

Both carriers will merge to form a new company, and the  [Read More…]

Rumor: Apple to Acquire Flash Memory Firm for Half Billion

According to the latest industry chatter, Apple is on the verge of coughing up hundreds of millions of dollars to buy Anobit, a flash memory company based in Israel. The rumor, which comes directly from Middle Eastern news sources, indicates that Apple does, indeed, have designs on the Israeli outfit that specializes in flash storage. The firm, which presently has some 200 employees, could fetch as much as a half-billion dollars from Apple. Anobit provides  [Read More…]

Send Your iOS Photos Directly To Photoshop With Acquire

A new iOS App allows you to shoot pictures from your iDevice camera and sends it directly to Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later. acquire Acquire is a simple, powerful utility for instantly ingesting images from your camera-equipped iOS device into Adobe Photoshop CS5. Using Adobe’s Remote Connect feature, an image shot with your device’s camera  [Read More…]

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile and Become the Largest US Wireless Provider

Click the image to open in full size. In a surprise announcement that has rocked the mobile world Sunday, AT&T has announced what’s being called a definitive agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA Deutsche Telekom for $ 39 billion in cash and stock combo. With this transaction, the wireless giant says in a formal statement heralding the buy, "AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE deployment to 95 percent of the U.S.  [Read More…]