Tag Archive: Acquisitions


This Infographic Visualizes 15 Years Of Tech Company Acquisitions

With the tech world still buzzing over Facebook’s $ 19 billion WhatsApp acquisition, business insurance provider Simply Business has put together a fascinating infographic. Showing 15 years of acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, the chart lays out in…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Spent More Than Half A Billion Dollars On Acquisitions Last Quarter

Having recently purchased both Nest and AI startup DeepMind, Google is currently on a high tech spending spree. Even Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson has claimed that the search giant’s recent acquisitions have helped it take the lead over Apple…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple’s 2013 Acquisitions Show A Focus On Maps, Chips & Making Data Useful

When Apple bought Twitter analytics company Topsy for over $ 200 million earlier this week, many commenters were taking aback. How does Twitter analytics of all things fit into Apple’s general acquisition strategy? Although they broke the story, it looks like…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple’s 2013 Acquisitions Show A Focus On Maps, Chips & Making Data Useful

When Apple bought Twitter analytics company Topsy for over $ 200 million earlier this week, many commenters were taking aback. How does Twitter analytics of all things fit into Apple’s general acquisition strategy? Although they broke the story, it looks like…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Why Recent Apple Acquisitions Could Mean Radical New iPhone 5S Features On The CultCast

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Team Cult is back from Vegas, baby! Yes, we’re still a little, um, foggy minded, but with plenty of new Apple news to discuss, the show must go on.

On this episode of The CultCast, we discuss rumors of iPhone 5S, and ponder how some recent Apple acquisitions means the mystery phone could have some very radical new features.

Then, has Apple lost its mojo? And what  [Read More…]

U.S. Justice Department Sanctions Apple’s Nortel Patent Acquisitions

It was a fantastic Monday in Cupertino. Not only did shares of Apple reach a new all-time high just north of $500, but the U.S. Department of Justice also approved a plethora of Apple’s recent patent acquisitions, the most famous – and controversial – of which are those formerly belonging to Nortel. As some will recall, Apple was joined last year by Microsoft, Research in Motion, and other huge names in the digital space in  [Read More…]

Why Buying Anobit Might Be One Of The Most Important Acquisitions Apple Will Ever Make

Yesterday we reported that Apple was in the process of using its cash hoard to buy Anobit, an Israeli flash memory maker. But whats so special about Anobit anyway, and why would Apple buy another maker of flash memory when theyve already got deals in place with some of the worlds best flash manufacturers? The answer: Anobit is making truly magical technology, and Apple wants that magic for itself.    [Read More…]