Apple looking to acquire chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers

Renesas SP Drivers

Apple is apparently looking to acquire Japan-based chip maker for smartphone displays, Renesas SP Drivers. According to a Nikkei report, the Cupertino-based giant is already in talks to buy 55% stake for 50 billion yen ($479 million) in a move that would make it less dependent from some other companies from its supply chain (read:…

Microsoft-Nokia deal to close next month

Microsoft-Nokia deal to close next month

The Microsoft-Nokia deal is expected to close next month, Nokia has announced. As previously communicated, the closing of the transaction — whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business and license its patents to Microsoft — is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The two companies have already…

Lenovo acquires Unwired Planet’s mobile patents

Lenovo acquires Unwired Planet's mobile patents

Lenovo is in the mobile game for the long run. The Chinese firm has recently acquired Motorola from Google, and has gotten a number of patents (or licenses) as part of the deal. That, however, isn’t enough for one of the world’s top phone makers. So they’re acquiring Unwired Planet’s mobile patent portfolio that includes…

Flipboard acquires Zite from CNN

Flipboard acquires Zite from CNN

It was back in August of 2011 when CNN acquired Canada-based Zite, developer of the same-named personalized news reader app. The news network apparently couldn’t monetize on its new venture and is now selling it to the competing service – Flipboard. Here’s what Flipboard said in a blog post announcing the acquisition: We acquired Zite…

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion!!!

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

I was wondering how in the world WhatsApp will ever make some serious money despite offering great service. Now we all know. They just made a ton of cash and then some. Facebook acquired these guys for the record-breaking $19 billion! That’s an impressive amount of money for any company, let along the one that’s…

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