Tag Archive: Buys


Apple buys former chip factory next door to Samsung campus

Apple has bought a former chip fabrication plant in North San Jose — shelling out $ 18.2 million for a 70,000 square-foot facility next door to Samsung Semiconductor’s new campus in the area. It’s not clear what Apple plans to use the facility for, although the marketing materials for the site described it as: “Well suited […]

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Apple buys 200 acres of land to expand Prineville data center

Apple has agreed the $ 3.6 million purchase of close to 200 acres of land in Crook County, Oregon, which it will hopefully use to double the footprint of its Prineville data center. At present, Apple runs two 338-000-square-foot buildings in the area. These house the server farms Apple uses for its iCloud services. The company initially […]

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Apple buys boring database company you’ve never heard of

  Apple has bought a boring database company you’ve never heard of called FoundationDB. While not as sexy as buying Beats, the acquisition is good news for Apple’s increasingly important cloud services. The Virginia-based startup, which has raised a little… Read more ›

Eddy Cue buys Frozen toys and sunglasses to show off Apple Pay

Although tech watchers have known about Apple Pay for some time now, for a large percentage of the general public the concept of NFC transactions is still new — and potentially scary. Hoping to change that perception, Eddy Cue made an… Read more ›

Nest buys home-automation rival Revolvr to shut it down

Nest has acquired Revolv, the Colarado-based startup which allowed users to control their smart home devices from a single interface using their smartphone. No price has yet been announced for the purchase, which follows Nest’s $ 555 million Dropcam purchase back in… Read more ›

Apple buys Prss, a publishing platform for iPad magazines

Apple has acquired Prss, a Dutch company that lets users easily create magazines for iPad and iPhone by way of a simple drag-and-drop interface, for selling in Apple’s Newsstand and other services like Kiosk. An inside source first reported the acquisition,… Read more ›

Apple Pay will make impulse buys even easier

More and more retailers are already using NFC terminals, but there is an additional reason why those without them might want to hurry up and get onboard: because Apple Pay could lead to more impulse purchases. That at least seems… Read more ›

Samsung buys home automation startup SmartThings for $200 million

Google has Nest. Apple has HomeKit. And now Samsung is buying into the future of home automation too, with the $ 200 million purchase of SmartThings – a hardware startup that makes it easier for all your smart appliances to talk… Read more ›

Apple buys Beats officially for $3 billion

Two weeks after the news of the deal was first reported, and Apple has officially announced its buyout of Beats for $ 3 billion. “We could build about anything that you could dream of. But that’s not the question,” Apple CEO… Read more ›

News Roundup: iPhone 6 and Apple buys Beats?

With yet another week in the past your host Joshua Smith is here to give you a wrap-up on some of the latest and biggest news features. Touch iD coming to the iPad, Apple to buy Beats by Dre and… Read more ›