Tag Archive: Company


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 ›     

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 ›     

  Google bought a tiny Israeli startup today called SlickLogin. The three-person, two-month-old company has an interesting technology that replaces passwords. The terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is a tiny victory for people who believe in sound as a… Read more ›     

Google has beaten out Facebook to acquire London-based Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind — for an amount alleged to be in excess of $ 500 million. DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist and chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, as well as Skype and Kazaa… Read more ›     

    

Maybe Microsoft Should Try Being a Software Company

The future looks grim for Microsoft. The world is quickly turning mobile and post-PC, two categories Microsoft hasn’t succeeded in. Recent reports from Gartner and IDC show just how dire the situation is. PC sales, which are directly tied to… Read more ›     

Cult of Mac has reported on Xiaomi — the multi-billion dollar tech company commonly referred to by the Chinese media as “the Apple of the East†— before. From “event marketing” Apple-style presentations, to its founder’s strangely familiar choice of clothes… Read more ›     

How Apple Might Become the Ultimate Phone Company

Apple, Google and Microsoft all want to be your phone company. But with both competitors in disarray, Apple has an opportunity to offer the best, most elegant and integrated communication platform. All they have to do is keep moving in… Read more ›     

Apple has bought Topsy, a San Francisco-based firm that offers Twitter analytics to companies. The deal has closed at over $ 200 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. “It’s unclear how Apple plans to use Topsy,” says the report. “There… Read more ›     

Remember the rumblings about Apple acquiring PrimeSense, the Israel-based company behind the 3D motion tracking in the original Xbox Kinect? It turns out that the rumor is true, as Apple has officially confirmed the buyout. Reports dating back to this… Read more ›