Tag Archive: Buys


With Beats, Apple buys the unobtainable: street cred

If the rumors are true, Apple’s forthcoming purchase of Beats Electronics for $ 3.2 billion is all about one thing — making wearable technology fashionable. Apple is poised to introduce a line of wearables that likely goes beyond the long-rumored iWatch.…Read more ›

Apple buys microLED company with potential to light up the iWatch

The complications behind creating a small screen for something like an iWatch are immense, but Apple has bought the company it may need to make it all possible. TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired LuxVue Technology, a small California-based company that specializes…Read more ›

Dropbox Buys Photo Stream Alternative ‘Loom’ For Its New Carousel App

Dropbox has been very busy lately. After announcing big updates to Mailbox and the all-new Carousel photo app, a new service is joining its repertoire. Loom, a popular photo and video storage service, announced today that it has been bought…Read more ›

Amazon Buys ComiXology

Oh man, I just can’t wait for this week to be over. First the entire Internet turns out to have been broken for the last two years. Then Dropbox hires Condoleezza “Cruella De Vil” Rice to help out with security.…Read more ›

Apple Buys Company Behind TestFlight, The Popular iOS App Beta Platform

Apple has purchased Burstly, the company behind iOS app beta platform TestFlight. The specific details of the buyout have not been disclosed, but TechCrunch reports that Burstly’s engineers are working at Apple already. Burstly is also the company behind FlightPath, a relatively new app…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Microsoft Buys Stake In Foursquare To Help Power Siri Competitor

Microsoft didn’t just announced a new CEO today. They also announced that they were buying a $ 15 million stake in popular mobile check-in app Foursquare. But to what end? The deal, confirmed by both Microsoft and Foursquare, would primarily give…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Icahn Says Apple’s Mistreating Shareholders, Buys $500 Million More Shares

Carl Icahn’s relationship with Apple has been rocky ever since he became the company’s most loquacious investor last Fall. While ribbing Tim Cook publicly with one hand for not doing a bigger buyback, the other has been busy forking over fat…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Reportedly Buys Maker Of SnappyCam, A Hi-Speed Camera App For iPhone

Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, the small startup behind the SnappyCam iPhone app, according to a report from TechCrunch. SnappyCam gave the user to shoot 20 full-res photos per second with the iPhone’s camera. By comparison, Apple’s new Burst Mode on the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Man Buys iPod Classic From Target, Gets Box Full Of Erasers — Twice

Back in November we reported on the UK resident thrown in jail for accidentally buying what turned out to be a clay iPad from his local supermarket. Well, jump forward another month and here’s a similarly bizarre tale: the man who set out to buy an iPod Classic for his wife’s Christmas gift — only […]    [Read More…]

iTunes Store Glitch Frustrating Holiday Buys

  iTunes users across the country are reporting an issue Apple ID being unable to log them into iTunes to make purchases or access previous purchased. A wave of Apple customers have taken to the online support forums over the…Read more ›    [Read More…]