Acquisition

  • Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' unit for $3.5 billion: Report 15-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Bangalore: Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies has agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business for $3.5 billion in cash, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. The deal was agreed in the past few days and could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said....
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones 15-04-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and...
  • Micromax plans to buy a stake in South Korean smartphone company Pantech: Sources 14-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Seoul: India's No.2 smartphone marker Micromax Informatics Ltd has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korean peer Pantech Co Ltd as part of its drive to expand overseas and go upmarket, two sources said on Monday. Pantech, South Korea's No.3 smartphone maker, has been under a debt-restructuring programme...
  • Amazon to buy digital comic book publisher comiXology 11-04-2014 12:18 PM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com will buy New York-based digital comic book publisher comiXology for an undisclosed sum to beef up its entertainment content. The deal, announced on Thursday, is expected to close in the second quarter. ComiXology, which makes one of the top grossing apps for Apple's iPad tablet, was founded...
  • Clay Craft India acquires Jaipur Ceramics 07-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Fine bone-china and ceramic tableware maker Clay Craft India has acquired Jaipur Ceramics Pvt Ltd (JPCL) brand and plans to double its distributor and retailer network. The acquisition of JCPL's brand will see a parallel branding of both JCPL and Clay Craft products in the market, a company official said....
  • SC order on Land Act has drawn clear lines on implementation: Jairam Ramesh 01-04-2014 03:50 PM

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the Supreme Court judgement upholding the retrospective clause of the new Land Acquisition Act has drawn "clear and humane lines" for the implementation of a significant clause in the law. He said that the March 14 judgement by a two-judge Supreme Court...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report,...
  • Lithium Technologies buys social-media gauge Klout 29-03-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Marketing company Lithium Technologies has acquired social-media measurement business Klout that gives users insights about their social media performance. The deal, reportedly, would marry Lithium's social-media focused customer-service business with Klout's analysis of brands' and individuals' social-media savvy. According to a report from Fortune, the deal is worth...
  • Modi government counters Kejriwal's claims on Gujarat farmers 26-03-2014 10:19 AM

    Ahmedabad: The battle between Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is intensifying by the day. The Modi government in Gujarat has rebutted Kejriwal's allegations against the state's land acquisition policy. The Gujarat government has said that its...
  • Facebook to buy virtual reality goggles maker Oculus for $2 billion 26-03-2014 06:29 AM

    Facebook will acquire two-year-old Oculus VR Inc, a maker of virtual-reality glasses for gaming, for $2 billion, buying its way into the fast-growing wearable devices arena with its first-ever hardware deal. The acquisition, which comes hot on the heels of its $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp, marks a...
  • Halt Facebook-WhatsApp deal, privacy groups ask regulators 07-03-2014 07:01 AM

    San Francisco: Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each...
  • Flipboard buys rival news reader app Zite; deal valued at $60 million 06-03-2014 10:37 AM

    New York: News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content partnership with the cable news network. The deal is valued at $60 million, according to the CNN Money website. A CNN spokesman called the valuation "inaccurate" but declined to...
  • Yahoo buys Vizify 'to bring a more visual approach to data' 06-03-2014 06:36 AM

    New Delhi: Vizify, a startup that specialises in creating interactive infographics and videos of users' social media data has been acquired by Yahoo. The details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vizify's services will be shut down following the acquisition. "As part of our transition to Yahoo, we will no...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports 05-03-2014 10:12 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the...
  • What the future holds for WhatsApp after acquisition by Facebook 22-02-2014 12:15 PM

    San Francosco: In recent years, a bevy of messaging apps has fought for global domination, with many boasting a lucrative combination of communications features, online shopping and games. But this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a staggering $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the contender with perhaps the simplest functionality...
  • Will Facebook dilute WhatsApp's appeal? The fears of a WhatsApp fan 21-02-2014 07:53 AM

    New York: When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook's $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis (cartoon faces). I'm paranoid that Facebook's massive data-gathering operation will enable advertisers to stalk me based on...
  • Nokia mulls buying Juniper, merging it with NSN: Report 20-02-2014 05:29 PM

    Frankfurt: Finland's Nokia is considering buying US-based network gear maker Juniper Networks to merge it with its unit Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), German online publication Manager Magazin Online reported, citing unnamed sources. NSN Chief Executive Rajeev Suri travelled to the United States late last year to discuss with Juniper's...
  • Facebook set to buy Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion 20-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Social networking website Facebook is all set to buy popular mobile messaging service Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion in cash and stocks. Whatsapp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will now join the Board of Directors of Facebook. Whatsapp will, however, continue to work independent of Facebook's existing messaging...
  • What's WhatsApp? A brief profile of the company Facebook's buying for $19 billion 20-02-2014 08:53 AM

    Profile:Year founded: 2009.Company founders: Former Yahoo engineers Jan Koum (the current CEO) and Brian Acton.Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.Number of employees: 55.How it works:Download the app to phones running Android and iPhones, as well as BlackBerry, Windows and Nokia phones.Messages are sent over the Internet, to individual people or groups.One check...
  • The biggest buys: Facebook vs Google vs Microsoft 20-02-2014 08:21 AM

    Facebook's $19 billion in cash and stock acquisition of WhatsApp is by far the company's largest and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The deal translates to roughly 9 per cent of Facebook's market value. In comparison, Google's biggest deal, Motorola Mobility, stood at $12.5...
  • Why Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion 20-02-2014 07:14 AM

    Facebook will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among a younger crowd. The acquisition of the hot messaging service with more than 450 million users around the world stunned many...
  • Facebook to buy WhatsApp: Full text of Mark Zuckerberg's message 20-02-2014 07:04 AM

    Facebook announced that it will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in what will be the company;s biggest acquisition ever and also bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a Facebook update announcing the news....
  • Facebook buying WhatsApp messaging app for $19 billion 20-02-2014 05:58 AM

    New York: Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The world's biggest social networking company said on Wednesday that it is paying $12 billion in...
  • Bharti Airtel agrees to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile 18-02-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top telecommunications carrier, said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile - the first merger in the country's crowded telecoms market in nearly six years. Bharti did not say how much it was paying for the assets of Loop Mobile,...
  • Google acquires Israeli security startup SlickLogin 17-02-2014 10:50 AM

    Jerusalem: The global internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an "acqui-hiring deal", which means SlickLogin's staff and knowledge will be integrated into Google, SlickLogin confirmed the deal on its website Sunday. "Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google," Xinhua...
  • Google becoming more secretive about acquisitions 14-02-2014 03:20 PM

    San Francisco: Google is becoming more secretive about its acquisitions as the Internet company hunts for promising innovations and engineering talent to help shape the future of technology. The subtle change surfaced this week in Google's 2013 annual report. Google didn't quantify the total number of deals that it closed...
  • Sony, Lenovo in talks on possible PC business alliance: Report 01-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's Sony Corp and Chinese technology company Lenovo Group are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over Sony's loss-making Vaio PC business overseas, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at...
  • With Motorola under its belt, Lenovo steps into ring against Samsung and Apple 31-01-2014 03:15 PM

    Beijing: Lenovo Group, the Chinese technology company that earns about 80 per cent of its revenue from personal computers, is betting it can also be a challenger to Samsung Electronics and Apple in the smartphone market. On Wednesday, Lenovo said it would buy Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit for $2.91...