Tag Archive: Acquisition

Apple officially shuts down its Twitter analytics acquisition

Two years after it acquired Topsy, a San Francisco-based firm offering Twitter analytics to companies, Apple has officially shut down the service. “We’ve searched our last tweet,” Topsy has noted on its official Twitter account. Topsy’s website redirects to an Apple support page detailing how users can use search features on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve searched our last […]

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Apple acquisition rumors sends GoPro stock soaring

Rumors that Apple might acquire portable camera maker GoPro caused a 16 percent increase on the latter company’s stock price yesterday — after GoPro shares had fallen 45 percent in the past few months. While Apple (of course) hasn’t commented on a possible acquisition, a number of Apple analysts have — with FBR’s Dan Ives yesterday arguing that, “We […]

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Apple’s latest acquisition could give iPhone an SLR-like camera

Apple is looking to ramp up its camera technology with the acquisition of the Israeli camera technology company LinX. A deal between the two companies has been reached that will see Apple paying about $ 20 million for the startup ,…Read more ›

App Store’s ‘Explore’ feature powered by Apple startup acquisition

Considering how great its other products are, there’s little contesting the fact that Apple’s search functions have traditionally sucked. That remains true to this day, although improvements are slowly being made — and proof of this is the newly-uncovered acquisition of a…Read more ›

Apple welcomes Beats to the family as $3 billion acquisition is finalized

Apple today officially welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics to its family, along with Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, following its $ 3 billion takeover back in May. “Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and…Read more ›

Europe says yes to Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats

The European Commission today gave its approval to Apple’s $ 3 billion takeover of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The regulator concluded that the two companies are not close competitors, and that the headphones they sell are “markedly different in function and design.” The…Read more ›

Apple’s BookLamp acquisition aims to beat Amazon at its own game

Is Apple vs. Amazon the next “thermonuclear” tech war? Perhaps not quite yet, but with Amazon moving into smartphones, and Apple choosing to stock the books Amazon refuses to, competition is certainly heating up. That may go some way toward…Read more ›

How Google’s latest acquisition could kill the Apple rumor mill

Sooner rather than later, Google will be tracking your every move. The Mountain View search colossus already knows whether you have the flu or are interested in dropping a few pounds, thanks to its mining of your search data and…Read more ›

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Maps more social

Apple could be looking to make the Maps app more of a social experience. TechCrunch reports that Apple has bought Spotsetter, a service that let users search for places based on recommendations from friends. Spotsetter worked kind of like Foursquare, expect…Read more ›

Apple’s big acquisition, an iWatch and the rest of this week’s biggest news

As another week full of news passes, your host Joshua Smith is here to give you a wrap-up on some of the latest and biggest features. iOS devices held for ransom, Apple’s big Beats acquisition and a rumored Apple iWatch…Read more ›