Tag Archive: Acquires


Apple’s acquires company behind ‘Star Wars’ SFX

When you go to theaters to see the latest Star Wars movie, the special effects – particularly the faces of aliens – will now be driven by Apple technology. That’s because Apple has purchased Faceshift, a Zurich-based company that has created cool tech to capture a person’s facial expressions in real time. Techcrunch reports that […]

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Activision Blizzard acquires Candy Crush creator for $5.9 billion

Activision Blizzard, the gaming company known for franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, and Guitar Hero, has acquired King Digital Entertainment for $ 5.9 billion. The Candy Crush creator boasts one of the largest networks of players on mobile, with a staggering 474 million active users a month. King has enjoyed incredible success on Android, iOS, and other mobile platforms with the Candy Crush series, as well as […]

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Apple acquires big data company to help improve iCloud

Rightly or wrongly, iCloud is one of Apple’s most regularly criticized products (speaking personally, I’ve never had any major problems with it, but I use Google’s rival service far more.) It seems that Apple is more than aware of the…Read more ›

Confirmed: Apple acquires podcast recommendation app Swell

It was recently reported that Apple was buying Swell, an iPhone app that took a Pandora approach to playing podcasts. The acquisition was said to cost around $ 30 million, and the app has since been taken off the App Store. Now Apple has…Read more ›

Vimeo Acquires Video Editing App Cameo

Video sharing website Vimeo has acquired Cameo, a video-making app which launched last October. Giving users the ability to create sophisticated video effects, including the ability to combine footage from multiple cameras, Cameo received plaudits from Apple, who named it…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind For $500 Million

Google has beaten out Facebook to acquire London-based Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind — for an amount alleged to be in excess of $ 500 million. DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist and chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, as well as Skype and Kazaa…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind For $500 Million

    

Google Acquires Talented Team Behind Bump, Flock

bump GoogleMobile start-up Bump just announced that it has been acquired by Google in a blog post on Monday. The company was founded in 2008, making a name for itself on the hot technology of bumping phones together to share contact data. The app has been downloaded over 100 million times, and continues to get updates. […]

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Microsoft Acquires Nokia’s Devices & Services Unit For $7.2 Billion

Nokia_Lumia_520_familyDreams of an Android-powered Nokia were well and truly quashed today when Microsoft announced that it has reached a deal to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services unit for $7.2 billion. The move will see Microsoft take ownership of the Finnish firm’s entire smartphone smartphone line-up, giving it complete control over both hardware and software. Microsoft […]

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Verizon Acquires Vodafone’s 45% Stake For $130 Billion

verizon_communications_incVerizon has today announced that it has reached a deal to acquire Vodafone’s 45% stake in the company for £130 billion. The buyout consists primarily of cash and stock, and was unanimously approved by the board of directors of both Verizon and Vodafone. It’s expected to be completed in 2014 following regulatory approvals. The deal […]

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