We reported earlier that Apple was considering the acquisition of Beats for a whopping $3.2 billion. In what is the company’s largest ever acquisition, Apple has formally confirmed that the deal is in works, pegging the number at $3 billion.
Google seems to have a keen interest in home automation systems, something that perhaps fits in with its Internet-of-Things vision. The company is reportedly considering acquiring Dropcam, a home security firm that creates affordable and connected security cameras.
Apple has been engaged in a long-drawn patent battle with a number of companies from the Android group over the past few years. Now, the iPhone-maker has announced that it has settled its patent issues with one of these companies, namely Motorola.
There are great tech ideas such as the Oculus Rift, and then there are ridiculously impractical and far-fetched notions such as virtual reality headsets for chickens. Austin Stewart of Iowa State University thinks that such headsets can solve many poultry issues.
Airbnb has witnessed good growth despite the consistent backlash from authorities and the house rental industry in multiple U.S. states. The company has good news in New York where State Supreme Court has overruled the Attorney General’s subpoena meant to access Airbnb records.
We have seen many acquisitions in the tech world over the past few years, some of them raking in billions of dollars. But reports have it that AT&T is all set to trump them by acquiring the pay TV mammoth DirectTV in a $50 billion deal.
As your business grows, and you find yourself wishing that your video conferencing tool was just a little bit more sophisticated so that you could have a high-quality video conference with your team that is scattered across the nation, anywhere in the world.
Alibaba has emerged as the largest online retailer in the last few years. With its sales going very strong, the company is now gearing up for an IPO which is expected to rake in a whopping $20 billion.
Drones are a relatively recent phenomenon in the tech world. But given the rapid growth of the industry with tinier, more affordable versions, they are becoming increasingly common. Rather annoyed by this, National Park Service has banned drones from Yosemite.
Until recently, Microsoft’s founder and former CEO Bill Gates was the largest shareholder of the company. But he has been selling his stock rapidly and as a result of a recent sale, he has fallen below Steve Ballmer who is now the largest shareholder.
Over the past few years, many tech giants have decided to design and build their own hardware including the computer chips. Amazon is now hoping to join this list as the e-retail giant secretly tries to amass the technologies and personnel to do so.
Google’s Nexus line-up of smartphones and tablets has been fairly popular, although it hasn’t been too successful in terms of sales. The search giant is now aiming to replace its Nexus branding with the premium Android ‘Silver’ program.
Electronics devices have become a ‘must’ in education institution. Earlier we have seen many tech companies distributing electronic devices in education institutions. And now, Microsoft has decided to donate $1 billion to help students buy Windows devices for under $300.
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