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Toyota Hires Entire Staff of Autonomous Vehicle Company

Countless vehicle manufacturers are all racing to develop the newest and greatest self-driving cars. While they may spend large amounts of money and effort on a number of other great life-improving developments, Toyota shouldn’t be counted…

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IBM Acquire Resilient Systems and Gain Security Expert Bruce Schneier

IBM has announced today that they will be acquiring Resilient Systems and as well as the company, they will be bringing one of the biggest names in the security world on board, Bruce Schneier. Resilient Systems…

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Processor Design Expert from AMD and Apple Hired by Tesla

The race to develop self-driving cars is very competitive, with a growing number of companies doing their utmost to beat out the competition to develop the technology. One company, in particular, is taking self-driving car technology…

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Intel Buys Altera for $16.7 Billion

Altera, the US-based manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has been purchased by Intel in an all-cash deal worth $16.7 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled, via Engadget). “Altera is now part of Intel, and…

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Dell to Acquire EMC for $50 Billion

In what is expected to be one of the largest tech takeovers ever, Dell is set to wholly acquire enterprise giant EMC on Monday. This follows up a string of other storage-related acquisitions and purchases as well…

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Tsinghua Group Look to Acquire SanDisk and Toshiba

China is looking to expand heavily into the storage industry with the latest acquisition rumour. According to the report, Tsinghua Group, a Chinese government-controlled investment group is looking into acquiring either SanDisk or Toshiba to get…

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Private Investment Firm Silver Lake May Take 20% Stake in AMD

Big changes are happening down at AMD with the creation of the new Radeon Technologies Group announced earlier. While such a move will probably pay dividends in the future, it does nothing to solve current issues.…

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Microsoft Rumored to Buyout AMD

It seems that not a day goes by without another rumour or report about someone looking to buy out AMD. According to sources, Microsoft is in talks with AMD about an acquisition which isn’t the first…

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BT Confirmed to be in Talks to Buy EE

Just a few days after we reported on the news that BT is in talks to purchase O2, it’s now been confirmed that they’re also interested in Everything Everywhere – EE. Deutsche Telekom and Orange, the…

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Microsoft Rumoured to be Buying the Makers of Minecraft for a Substantial Amount

Reports are swirling that Microsoft is in the final stages of buying Mojang AB; the makers of the extremely popular Minecraft video game. According to the Wall Street Journal, the buyout would value Mojang at over $2…

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Chinese Ministry of Commerce Approves Lenovo’s IBM x86 Unit Acquisition

The Chinese government has approved Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 low-end server unit, with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recently giving Lenovo its blessing. The United States government is still investigating the $2.3 billion (£1.3 billion)…

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Lenovo Still Expects to Close Purchase of IBM Server Unit By End of 2014

Despite the United States government currently investigating Lenovo’s attempted acquisition of IBM’s x86 low-end server unit, Lenovo executives believe the deal should be completed by the end of 2014. Analysts expect the deal to finally be approved,…

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Google Will Acquire 5.94% Share In Lenovo As Part Of Motorola Sale Deal

Lenovo and Google recently announced a deal that sees Lenovo purchase Motorola from Google. The deal is worth a cool $2.91 billion from a combination of cash and stock payments. According to Reuters the details of…

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Amazon Acquires Gaming Studio Double Helix

Amazon have snapped up Double Helix Games in a deal that was to gain them some extra talent as well as the companies IP’s. It is not known how much the deal was worth, but given…

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Lenovo Aims To Crush Apple and Samsung Following Motorola Mobility Acquisition

Following the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google along with its share of patents, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo now reveals some big plans. Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang gave an interview with Fortune regarding the deal where he…

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Google Rumored To Be Looking Into Purchasing Wearable Tech Companies

It seems clear that Google does not want to deal in smartphone manufacturing, as seen in the recent Motorola Mobility sale. Latest news report that Google is planning to use Nest as its gadget hardware team,…

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Twitter and IBM Agree On Deal For 900 Patents, Gives Twitter More IP Protection

Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM. The deal, which includes a cross-license agreement, was made last month, but the two companies have now formally announced it. IBM has received more patents in the U.S.…

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A.I. Company DeepMind Acquired By Google, Should We Expect Cyborgs Now?

Google is in process of acquiring artificial intelligence company DeepMind based in London for a reported price of $400 million. It is said that Google confirmed the acquisition, but they did not specify a price for…

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ARM Striving For Console-like Mobile Graphics, Acquires Geometrics

Geomerics, which has been awarded the title “leader in lighting technology” for the gaming and entertainment industries, offers Enlighten, the world’s first fully real-time global illumination technology. The acquisition will help ARM expand its position in…

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Social Media Analytics Company Topsy Acquired By Apple

Social media metrics company Topsy Labs has been acquired by Apple, making it the second biggest acquisition made this month.Topsy specialises in analysing data from Twitter to track trends in customer sentiment. The estimated value spent…

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Facebook Rumoured To Be Interested In Acquiring BlackBerry

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is the latest company to be involved in the chase to acquire BlackBerry. As we know BlackBerry have financially struggled in the past few years as sales of their…

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Microsoft Buy Nokia’s Mobile Handset Business For $7.2 Billion

The BBC reports that the deal between Nokia and Microsoft has been finalised. The deal sees Microsoft buy Nokia’s mobile handset business for $7.2 billion. As part of the deal Nokia will license its patents and…

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Yahoo Purcahses Another Startup Company – Image Recognition Company IQ Engines

Marissa Mayer’s famous Yahoo policy of buying new startup companies continues and the latest company to be sucked into Yahoo’s ever growing portfolio is IQ Engines. This latest acquisition by Yahoo comes after they recently took…

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Listan GmbH (Be Quiet’s Parent Company) Take Over Xilence Brand

Listan GmbH have taken over the well known cooling and power supply brand Xilence. Listan GmbH, better known to you and me as the company behind the Be Quiet brand, has decided to expand its portfolio…

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Tumblr’s Bank Account Had Just $16 Million When Yahoo Took Over

Softpedia reports that Tumblr was “extremely poor” before the Yahoo takeover took place. Tumblr had just $16 million in the bank before the takeover, which is relatively low for such a large social media company. With…

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Yahoo Buys Another Company – “Rockmelt” – Shuts It Down Straight Away

Since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo the company has been actively involved in purchasing many other companies and start-ups to increase their portfolio. The most notable of those is Tumblr but the latest…

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Tumblr Thriving After Yahoo Deal, 250K New Blogs Daily

Most analysts commenting on Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr seemed to think that the deal would ruin Tumblr and it would rapidly fall apart under the direction of Yahoo. However, the total opposite seems to have happened and…