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Intel acquires wearables company BASIS Science

Intel acquires wearables company BASIS Science

Last month, word surfaced from sources that Basis Science, maker of wearables, was looking to sell itself to a big-name company, with Google, Apple, Samsung and others having been tipped. Intel, as it turns out, was the company to take it over, with it having announced the acquisition on its website today.

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Dell acquires data company StatSoft

Dell acquires data company StatSoft

Following going private last year, Dell has acquired data-centric company StatSoft, it was announced today. With the company, Dell aims to expand its information management solutions offerings, boosting the Dell Software portfolio and increasing its customers' ability to utilize data.

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Rdio buys Indian music service Dhingana

Rdio buys Indian music service Dhingana

Rdio has acquired the Indian music service Dhingana, the latter company announced on its website today. With the acquisition will come a transition of Dhingana's talent to Rdio, working to expand the service's presence in India in particular, as well as other emerging markets.

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AT&T wraps up Leap Wireless acquisition

AT&T wraps up Leap Wireless acquisition

AT&T revealed last July plans to acquire Leap Wireless, which would bring Cricket Wireless under its wing. In November, the company achieved stockholder approval, and earlier today received a thumbs-up on the deal from the Federal Communications Commission. Shortly after, the carrier announced a finalization of the purchase.

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Rdio drops Echo Nest following Spotify acquisition

Rdio drops Echo Nest following Spotify acquisition

Last week, Spotify revealed that it will be acquiring The Echo Nest, a music-centric service that offers content curation and more. While Spotify has big plans for the new purchase, it spelled bad news for Rdio, which has revealed it will be dropping the company, doing so out of a desire not to share data with its competitor.

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Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

A handful of days ago, word surfaced by way of anonymous sources that Comcast was in the process of acquiring slightly-aged startup FreeWheel, which specializes in serving up advertisements for Web videos, having bragging rights to many big-name clients. Today, sources have again surfaced, this time saying the business matter has been wrapped up.

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Yahoo acquires graph-centric Vizify

Yahoo acquires graph-centric Vizify

Yahoo is no stranger to acquisitions, nabbing up scores of startups during CEO Marissa Mayer's reign. The latest among these is a startup based out of Porland, Vizify, which keeps itself busy by turning rote statistical information and data into visually-appealing interactive infographs. Vizify revealed the acquisition on its website today.

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Facebook tipped in acquisition talks with Titan Aerospace

Facebook tipped in acquisition talks with Titan Aerospace

Facebook has been tipped in an interesting business move, with sources saying it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, maker of drones. With these drones, the social network will reportedly be undertaking an effort similar to Google's Project Loon, bringing Internet access to regions that are currently unconnected, or having very limited (usually expensive) options.

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Google buys sound-based authentication startup SlickLogin

Google buys sound-based authentication startup SlickLogin

SlickLogin has proposed a rather novel way to replace or augment the age-old password system with sound. It seems that Google has been listening and has just acquired the startup, which could indicate the tech giant's plans for strengthening its authentication system.

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Comcast tipped to acquire Time Warner Cable [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Comcast tipped to acquire Time Warner Cable [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Comcast is slated to acquire Time Warner Cable in what would be a merger of the two largest cable operators in the United States, according to sources that spoke with The Wall Street Journal. The acquisition is said to be taking place for $45 billion, all in stock, and would ensure Comcast's continued dominance in the industry.

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Lenovo Q3 profits up, but acquisitions will cause short term stumble

Lenovo Q3 profits up, but acquisitions will cause short term stumble

Lenovo's Q3 (October to December) financial report is in, and with it comes a slew of milestones for the company, as well as increases in quarterly revenue and record shipment numbers. Among it all came a warning, however, that the company's recent acquisitions -- most notably the Motorola acquisition -- will cause a short term hit to the company's future performance.

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Google’s Nest acquisition cleared by FTC

Google’s Nest acquisition cleared by FTC

Google announced the Nest Labs acquisition back in mid-January. The purchase price was set at $3.2 billion in cash, and as we learned, the Nest team would be welcomed into the Google family. But while the acquisition was announced, and some plans were specified, there was also the standard line about the "customary closing conditions."

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