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Lenovo discredits RIM acquisition rumors

Lenovo discredits RIM acquisition rumors

Lenovo was a hot topic last week after it was reported that CFO Wong Wai Ming said that the company was looking into an acquisition of RIM, as well as possibly a couple of other companies. However, the company has released an official statement downplaying the significance of the quotes from Ming, saying that Ming "was speaking broadly about M&A strategy" and the interviewer specifically asked about RIM.

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Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Today Belkin announced that it has big acquisition plans for the future, revealing that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Cisco's home networking business. This means that Belkin will be buying the Linksys brand, among other things. Hearing that, it becomes immediately clear how big of a deal this is for Belkin, considering that Linksys large installed base will be coming along with the brand.

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Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo has been slowly creeping its way into the mobile market, and we saw a few of the things that the company is working on at CES a couple of weeks ago, including the IdeaPhone K900, which looks to take on flagship handsets from other companies. However, it looks like Lenovo is wanting to step in the mobile market for good, because the company is thinking about possible acquisition strategies to bolster their mobile offerings.

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Apple rumored to be in acquisition negotiations with Waze [UPDATE]

Apple rumored to be in acquisition negotiations with Waze [UPDATE]

The rumorsphere is alight with speculation that Apple is in advanced acquisition talks with Waze, with sources saying that Apple is trying to talk the company's price down to somewhere in the half-billion dollar range. Apple already uses Waze as a data partner with its monumentally flawed Maps application. Waze is unique in that it provides social traffic data gathered from drivers.

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Microsoft trumps Apple and Google, buys R2 Studios

Microsoft trumps Apple and Google, buys R2 Studios

Microsoft has acquired R2 Studios, a small startup that it will use to bolster the Xbox, sources have told the Wall Street Journal. In doing so, Microsoft also scored some patents that are said to concern "controlling electronic devices." Thus far, neither company have made any official statements about the acquisition, and the price paid has not been revealed.

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Department of Justice opens investigation of the HP and Autonomy acquisition

Department of Justice opens investigation of the HP and Autonomy acquisition

HP acquired Autonomy for $11.1 billion, only to take an $8.8 billion writedown due to alleged fraud on Autonomy's part. HP states that Autonomy is guilty of "serious accounting improprieties," and that it fraudulently inflated its apparent worth to make HP bid accordingly. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has gotten involved, opening an investigation in the matter.

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