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Apple rumored to have reduced offer for Beats

Apple rumored to have reduced offer for Beats

All the fanfare over Apple buying Beats, and it turns out Apple wasn’t even done researching the company when we first heard of it. A new report from the New York Post suggests Apple was still doing their due diligence when news of the proposed acquisition leaked. The report also suggests Apple has reduced their offer for Beats on the back of poor streaming subscriber numbers.

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Apple/Beats deal said slowed by money, power, and respect

Apple/Beats deal said slowed by money, power, and respect

The Apple deal to acquire Beats, which was supposed to have happened weeks ago, has dragged out far too long. If a deal were to be made, we expect it would have been done by now, but a new report suggests there are some visceral hang-ups keeping it at bay. Most notably, the three tenets of any business dealing: money, power, and respect.

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Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

No stranger to big acquisitions, Google is said to be interested in Satellite start-up Skybox. The deal, reportedly worth $1 billion, would roll the service in-house, and likely keep a good portion of Skybox’s staff with Google. The satellite firm was last valued at roughly $700 million last year.

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Apple’s Beats deal is for Dre, streaming, and everything else

Apple’s Beats deal is for Dre, streaming, and everything else

An attempt to save the music industry? An acquihire to get Dr.Dre? Two reports suggest Apple’s deal for Beats would encompass both goals. One one hand, Beats would be the iTunes streaming service many have wanted, while Dr. Dre and Beats partner Jimmy Iovine round out Apple’s “board of cool”.

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Twitter reportedly eyeing acquisition of SoundCloud

Twitter reportedly eyeing acquisition of SoundCloud

After shuttering their Twitter Music feature, Twitter is once again said to be interested in the streaming music genre. This time, they’re reportedly eyeing an already robust offering in SoundCloud. Having recently gone public, this would be the biggest grab Twitter has ever made, if they go through with it.

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Google Ventures continues to precede acquisition with Divide

Google Ventures continues to precede acquisition with Divide

The company formerly known as Enterproid - now as Divide - has been acquired by Google. Google Ventures previously invested in Divide, making this one in a line of companies that had investment cash from Google Ventures only to then be acquired by Google in its entirety. One does not always precede the other, but this situation is too plain to not explore.

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Google said to be eyeing Twitch.tv

Google said to be eyeing Twitch.tv

Google is rumored to be in talks that would expand the scope of its YouTube brand considerably. It is said to be close to acquiring Twitch.tv, which it will be buying to the tune of $1 billion.

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Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

According to sources, the AT&T purchase of DirecTV is going to be announced tomorrow. Those familiar with the deal say it’s finalized, and just waiting on an announcement. Breaking news of the deal on a Sunday is odd, but the source of this may be even stranger.

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Yahoo has another ‘acquihire’ in Blink, will shut service down

Yahoo has another ‘acquihire’ in Blink, will shut service down

Messaging app Blink has been acquired by Yahoo. A self-destructing messaging platform like of Snapchat, Blink saw minimal success in the US but broadened their scope to reach other markets. The service, which will be shuttered, saw widespread adoption in the Middle East.

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Apple rumored to be closing in on deal for Beats Electronics

Apple rumored to be closing in on deal for Beats Electronics

Notoriously quiet about acquisitions, Apple may be set to make some noise. A report from Financial Times pegs the California company as close to tucking Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics under their wing. The deal, reportedly worth $3.2 billion, would encompass all Beats properties.

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Yahoo spent more than anyone on acquisitions in 2013, but why?

Yahoo spent more than anyone on acquisitions in 2013, but why?

Yahoo, who trail behind contemporaries like Google, have topped the list of large tech companies making acquisitions in 2013. According to a study by PrivCo, Yahoo acquired more companies and spent more money than anyone else. With an upcoming investment maturing, the spending may increase, but some are wondering what Yahoo is up to.

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Nintendo acquires over $100M in tech: here’s what’s possible

Nintendo acquires over $100M in tech: here’s what’s possible

Tonight we’ll hear more from Nintendo on what their financial results mean, but for now, number sticks out above the rest: $100 Million Dollars. According to David Gibson, Senior Analyst and Regional Head, Macquarie Research Japan, he’s got the early word on Nintendo’s biggest acquisition in recent history.

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