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Report: T-Mobile has new bidder in acquisition talks

Report: T-Mobile has new bidder in acquisition talks

A new report suggests T-Mobile may have a new suitor. French carrier Iliad, a bit of an upstart in their own right, have reportedly made an offer for the Deutsche Telekom company. Details of the offer are sketchy, but it brings a second carrier wanting to snap up T-Mobile USA.

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Apple has purchased 29 companies since FY 2013

Apple has purchased 29 companies since FY 2013

Apple CEO TIm Cook revealed today the company has snapped up 29 smaller companies since their FY 2013 ended. Some we know of, and some we’ve only heard snippets of information about. If what we know is any indication, it’s easy to see where Apple is going to push forward.

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Report: Google passed on Spotify because price was too high

Report: Google passed on Spotify because price was too high

Did they or didn’t they? Google was rumored to have been interested in Spotify ahead of their Songza purchase, but nothing came of it. Now, sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Google was interested in Spotify after all. The reason they didn’t buy might just surprise you.

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Qualcomm wants gigabit mobile WiFi with acquisition

Qualcomm wants gigabit mobile WiFi with acquisition

Qualcomm, who already bring you unreal mobile speeds via their Snapdragon chipsets, are aiming for your WiFi connection, too. They’ve announced an acquisition of Wilocity, an California startup with offices in Israel who make chips for next-gen WiFi connectivity. If all goes accordingly, Gigabit WiFi may be a very Qualcomm thing in the near future.

Why did Google buy Songza? Rdio knows

Why did Google buy Songza? Rdio knows

There are a lot of streaming music services in the world, and Google’s acquisition of Songza came as no surprise. What is a bit befuddling to some is why Google would buy Songza instead of the others out there. Google’s pockets are deep, so cost wasn’t really an issue — they could have had any company willing to sell (and they all would for the right price). So why did Google grab Songza?

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Google snaps up Songza; contextual music incoming

Google snaps up Songza; contextual music incoming

Google has purchased Songza, the music suggestion and streaming radio service. The suggestions, which come in the form of carefully curated content based on context like where you are, fit well with Google. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Nest expands with Dropcam acquisition announcement

Nest expands with Dropcam acquisition announcement

Late last month, rumor began circling that Google's Nest was eyeing a possible Dropcam acquisition, something that turned out to be true. On its website today, Nest announced that after "a lot of time looking" at different possibilities, the company has decided to acquire connectd-camera maker Dropcam.

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Google acquiring Skybox Imaging satellite company

Google acquiring Skybox Imaging satellite company

This week the folks responsible for picking up companies at Google has announced that they’ll be entering outer space with Skybox Imaging. This company is known for its launching of the world’s smallest high-resolution imagine satellite - one of many, we must assume for the future. Google will more than likely use its abilities to push forth services like Google Maps with higher-resolutions images of the world.

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Apple snaps up social suggestion platform Spotsetter

Apple snaps up social suggestion platform Spotsetter

In what appears to be an attempt to make their Maps app better, Apple has acquired Spotsetter. The small firm is aimed at providing you suggestions on places to go, all overlaid on a map interface. This would make Apple maps a bit more contextual, as well as just plain useful.

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Speck acquired by Samsonite for $85 million

Speck acquired by Samsonite for $85 million

Samsonite, maker of robust luggage meant to be used and abused, has acquired Speck. The luggage company is purchasing the mobile device case maker for $85 million, and hopes to capitalize on the $2.3 billion case market. On a downturn of late, Speck may have seen their valuation dip just a touch, making them prime for the acquisition.

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Apple likely bought Beats because iTunes is in decline

Apple likely bought Beats because iTunes is in decline

Now that Apple has Beats under their wing, some are searching for answers. Did they covet Beats’ headphones? Was it a quick grab to get a streaming music offering? The answer to both is probably a firm “yes”, but when it comes to Apple’s music offerings, the proof is in the numbers.

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Apple taking over design of Beats hardware in acquisition

Apple taking over design of Beats hardware in acquisition

Though Apple will operate Beats independently of the company proper, things will definitely be changing. Beats’ iconic designs have been thanks to design firm Ammunition, who designed everything from the Pro to the Pill. Now that Apple has snatched up Beats, they’ll be handling the hardware as well, leaving Ammunition out in the cold.

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