Tag Archive: Buys


PhotoForge And KitCam Axed As Yahoo Buys Developer

Yahoo has bought the developer of the fantastic iOS apps PhotoForge and KitCam. Ghostbird’s software team will now work for Yahoo, helping to make Flickr even better. And – as ever with these things – development on both apps will stop.

PhotoForge was (it’s gone from the App Store, in Spain at least) a fantastic photo editing app for the iPad, and it’s a real shame to see it go –  [Read More…]

Logitech Buys TidyTilt Maker, Immediately Starts Accepting Pre-Orders

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Logitech has today announced that it is acquiring TT Design Labs, a two-person startup responsible for the TidyTilt cover for iPhone. The deal will make Logitech the owner of TT’s assets, and the accessory giant has already made the TidyTilt available to pre-order.

You may have heard of the TidyTilt before; it began as a Kickstarter project back in 2012 that was so successful it ended up raising more than 2000%  [Read More…]

Apple Buys WiFiSLAM, A Small Startup That Specializes In Indoor Mapping [Report]

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Apple has purchased a small startup called WiFiSLAM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The two-year-old company specializes in indoor mapping, which is something Google has already been doing with Google Maps for some time.

Since Apple debuted its own mapping technology in iOS 6, it’s been working to bring its service up to par with Google Maps. WiFiSLAM’s expertise could very well be used to improve  [Read More…]

Al Gore Buys $29 Million Worth Of Apple Stock Ahead Of Next Week’s Earnings

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No one tell former Vice President Al Gore that it’s a bad time to buy AAPL. He just exercised a big chunk of his Apple stock options, walking off with $ 29 million worth of shares at a steep discount.

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Al Gore exercised options to purchase $ 59,000 shares of AAPL for just pennies on the dollar.

Right now, at  [Read More…]

Woman Buys iPad For $200, Finds Out It’s Just A Mirror With Duct Tape On The Back

Anytime you think you’re scoring a super hot deal on Apple’s latest amazing device, you really should make sure everything’s 100% legit before forking over $ 200 to some shady dude at a gas station. That’s the lesson Jalonta Freeman learned when she found out the “$ 800 iPad” she purchased was really just a mirror.

Freeman was fueling her car at a gas station when a man pulled up beside  [Read More…]

Apple Buys Particle, A Small HTML5 Web Development Company From San Francisco

How will Particle’s talent integrate with Apple?

Apple rarely buys other companies, so when the Cupertino giant makes an acquisition, it’s worth noting. CNET is reporting that Apple has recently purchased Particle, a small creative consulting company based in San Francisco that specializes in HTML5 development. Particle is a relatively small firm, but it has done some big projects for companies like Google, Sony and even Apple.

What does the acquisition mean?  [Read More…]

Facebook Finally Buys Instagram For Real, Promises To Keep The App Running Independently

You may have thought it had already happened, but today Facebook has finally purchased Instagram. The proposed $ 1 billion buyout was announced back in April, but the FTC just recently closed its investigation and gave Facebook the go-ahead to make the purchase.

Due to Facebook’s stock decline, the deal’s value is now estimated to be around$ 750 million instead of the original $ 1 billion. Facebook today reaffirms its promise  [Read More…]

$8 Buys You Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Now Retina Enabled

If you haven’t played this on iPhone or iPad, yet, get with it. On your Mac.

Wait, what? You haven’t played Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP? What’s wrong with you? It’s only one of the best games out there on the iPhone and iPad, garnering several awards from around the web.

The hit universal iOS game is now available for the Mac, and the latest update is Retina Enabled, for all  [Read More…]

Facebook Buys Acrylic Software, A Gorgeous Mac And iOS App Maker

Acrylic Software makes Pulp, a gorgeous Mac and iPad news app.

Following Google’s acquisition of Sparrow earlier today,Acrylic Software has announced that it has been bought by Facebook.Acrylicmakes a Mac/iPad RSS reader app called Pulp and Mac/iPhone app called Wallet. As a development firm known for its top notch design work and attention to detail, theAcrylic team will be joining Facebook’s design team.

Future development of Pulp and Wallet has stopped, butAcrylic  [Read More…]

Siri Can Now Search Through Best Buy’s Entire Product Database

Siri can now find users the best deal on anything sold in Best Buy. Wait, people still shop at Best Buy? No this isnt some marketing ploy by Best Buy to delay their inevitable demise. Rather, it is a result of Wolfram Alphas clever use of Best Buys public APIs. Siri uses Wolfram to search for answers to certain questions users ask the digital assistant. Wolfram is using the previously mentioned Best Buy APIs to  [Read More…]