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October 23, 2013

Deal with Gorilla Glass maker Corning could give Samsung head-start in new display technology

Samsung could see itself getting priority access to new glass technologies after taking a 7.4 percent stake in Gorilla Glass maker Corning and simultaneously signing a 10-year supply agreement. The net effect of a complex series of share swaps and cash investments, allied to a long-term procurement commitment from Samsung, is a $2B deal that will […]

August 25, 2014

Move over Google! Amazon reportedly close to acquiring Twitch (update)

Almost a month ago, it seemed like Google’s reported $1 billion acquisition of the video game streaming website  Twitch was a done deal. However, according to The Information, Amazon is in “late-stage” negotiations to purchase the company instead. The financial terms of this rumored deal have not been disclosed, so it’s unknown what would cause talks between Mountain View and […]

September 24, 2013

Amazon to launch revamped, higher-resolution Kindle Fire ‘HDX’ as soon as tomorrow [Now launched]

Update: Now launched – full press release below Amazon plans to debut all-new versions of the Kindle Fire as soon as tomorrow, according to sources familiar with the products. The new Kindles are said to be redesigned both externally and internally with faster processors [Quad-core Snapdragon 800], improved graphics performance, and higher-resolution displays [323ppi for 7″, […]

February 2, 2016

ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market

Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO Shawn Dougherty will continue their current respective roles and will report to Zagg CEO Randy Hales.

February 1, 2017

Google & Apple among tech companies planning letter formally opposing Trump’s immigration order

Update: Re/code has obtained what it says is a draft of the letter, which can be read below. Google has been vocal about its opposition to President Trump’s immigration orders, but now it appears that it is planning to take its opposition further. According to Recode’s Kara Swisher, Google is among a handful of companies working on a formal letter opposing […]

October 27, 2011

Google spent $1.4+ billion acquiring 57 companies through September

Employees chilling out at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California. Google’s spending on acquisitions has gone up this year, a 10-Q filing with that Securities and Exchange Commission revels. Last year, the Mountain View, California-headquartered search Goliath acquired 48 companies. This year, however, Google already through September snapped up 57 startup in a move to […]

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