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Foxconn confirms $3.5 billion takeover of iPhone display maker

Foxconn is cementing its importance to Apple by finalizing a deal to acquire a majority interest in struggling iPhone display maker Sharp for a reported 389 billion yen — or $ 3.5 billion. The multi-billion dollar bailout of Sharp was originally reported as being completed back in February, only to be placed on hold after previously undisclosed liabilities threatened […]

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Foxconn fights to save crumbling Sharp takeover

Foxconn, a.k.a. one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, is fighting to piece back together its crumbling deal to take over Japanese electronics firm Sharp — and both sides may well sign a deal this week. Foxconn’s multi-billion dollar bailout of Sharp was originally reported as being completed, only to be put on hold after the discovery of […]

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Emoji are about to takeover over your passwords

Our friends chuckle when we text them a story using emoji. Fun little pictures rich in context and feeling, especially when we can make use of the smiling poo. But that funny emoji story could also make a very secure…Read more ›

Twitch cracks down on copyrighted music after Google takeover

Having shut down Justin.tv on the back of a reported $ 1 billion Google acquisition, live video game streaming service Twitch is now blocking copyrighted music. Twitch uses software called Audible Magic which scans videos for music that is owned or…Read more ›

Microsoft’s plan to takeover NFL sidelines fumbles on opening night

Microsoft’s plan to takeover the NFL with its Surface tablets hit a few snags during the debut of its new Sideline Viewing System at last night’s Hall of Fame game between the Giants and Bills. As part of the new Sideline Viewing…Read more ›

Beats drops Solo encore before Apple takeover

24 hours haven’t even passed since Apple announced it scooped up Dre’s bass-loving headphone company but that’s not stopping the Dr. and Iovine from busting out an encore to their most successful headphones yet. This morning Beats revealed its replacing…Read more ›

WSJ: AT&T Eyes Expansion Into Europe With Possible Carrier Takeover

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AT&T could acquire a European carrier as it looks to expand its business overseas, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is reportedly looking at way in which it can escape the growth constraints in the United States by entering a new wireless market where it can “upgrade technology and rollout more lucrative pricing strategies.”

Although AT&T is only identifying targets at this point, it’s though the company could announce a deal before  [Read More…]

Did Dropbox Say No to An $800 Million Apple Takeover?

Imagine iClouds Documents in the Cloud feature fuzed with Dropbox. Or MobileMes iDisk only a million times faster and more reliable. That could have been one of the features launching alongside iOS 5 this fall, with reports Apple made an $ 800 million bid for Dropbox. According to second-hand sources for Business Insider, Apple bid up to $ 800 million for Dropbox, but the online storage service turned down a move  [Read More…]

Pressure Mounts from US Lawmakers to Block AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

For several weeks, speculation about US lawmakers intervening in the proposed AT&T takeover of T-Mobile had largely died down. But this morning, Capitol Hill is buzzing with chatter of the pending $39 billion deal following yesterday’s impassioned comments from Sen. Herb Kohl, chair of the Senates Antitrust Subcommitteee. I have concluded that this acquisition, if permitted to proceed, would likely cause substantial harm to competition and consumers, would be contrary to antitrust law and not  [Read More…]