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Microsoft buys popular Android keyboard Swiftkey

Microsoft has confirmed that it has agreed to buy London-based Swiftkey. Shortly after, the popular AI based Android keyboard was swift to confirm that it would be joining the Microsoft family. The

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Pandora set to buy struggling Rdio for $75 million

Music streaming service Pandora is planning to acquire competing Rdio for $75 million, in an announcement made recently. In a seperate annoucement, Rdio has said that their site will shut down

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Razer acquires Android based console maker Ouya

In a press release today, Razer announced its acquisition of Ouya. Ouya is best known for bringing games and apps to the living room through its $99 Android based console. In

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Reuters: Samsung considering $7.5B purchase of BlackBerry

If the rumor is true, Samsung may be considering the purchase of the Ontario-based BlackBerry for as much as $7.5B. According to Reuters, who have seen documents and who has a

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Sprint considering acquisition of FreedomPop, report says

Sprint has been really working hard to change its game and, to keep it with its competitors. According to USA Today, Sprint’s newest attempt of doing so consists of buying

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Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo

Re/code reported this morning that Lenovo has completed the $2.9B purchase of Motorola from Google. My dreams of a Google owned mobile phone manufacturer are over. I was attracted to

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Google reportedly tried to purchase Cyanogen Inc.

In what must be the most interesting headline this year, Google has apparently been turned down after expressing an interest to purchase Cyanogen Inc. – the maker of the largest custom

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Sprint, T-Mobile merger closer than ever, report says

Sprint is nearing an agreement in the acquisition of T-Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ recently reported that Sprint is nearing an agreement on the price, capital

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry

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Rumors spreading of Lenovo and HTC acquisition

With rumors going around of HTC looking at dual-booting Android / Windows devices, the company is now spinning around the rumor mill for a different reason. According to the Korean

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Google sells Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35 billion…among other things

The big news today in the Google-verse (for those that haven’t been tuned in) is the big G’s sale of their Motorola set-top box division, Motorola Home. For $2.05 billion

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Beats Audio to acquire MOG Music

According to quite a few sources, including Reuters, AllThingsD, Engadget, and Slashgear, while the deal has concluded and been inked, it hasn’t completely closed yet. Beats Audio’s acquisition of MOG

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SPB Software acquired by Russian internet giant, Yandex [PRESS RELEASE]

Moscow, November 28th, 2011 – SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer is acquired by Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), the leading internet company in Russia. With this acquisition Yandex starts offering

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AT&T Statement: “T-Mobile Customers Will Have To Replace 3G Handsets After Merge”

This is getting a bit concerning, Yahoo Finance is reporting that AT&T has made a statement saying that T-Mo customers who have 3G handsets will need to have their devices replaced if the recently announced merger goes through. The reason being that once the acquisition is finalized, AT&T plans on reconfiguring how the current T-Mo towers work, re-purposing them for 4G service in an effort to increase the speed of their network overall.

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Unconfirmed Rumor: Google to Buy Yelp for $500M

TechCrunch is reporting this evening that a deal between Google and Yelp is “80% likely” to happen. Rumored to be in the ballpark of $500M or more, the acquisition could