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Samsung Acquires LoopPay to Compete with Apple

Samsung Acquires LoopPay to Compete with Apple

Confirming rumors from this past December, Samsung has acquired Massachusetts-based LoopPay in an effort to compete with Apple Pay, and perhaps even Google’s recently rumored Plaso system.Announced yesterday, Samsung … [Read more...]

Microsoft Reportedly Acquires Surface Pen Maker N-Trig

Microsoft Reportedly Acquires Surface Pen Maker N-Trig

It seems as if Microsoft is doubling down on its stylus for the future of the Surface line, as reports out of Israel say that it’s acquired N-trig, the maker of the Surface Pen. If the report is accurate, Microsoft has … [Read more...]

BlackBerry Stock Bounce Prompts Investigation

BlackBerry Stock Bounce Prompts Investigation

Last month, we all had a small chuckle when rumors started to fly that Samsung was in talks to buy BlackBerry – rumors that were debunked within the same day. Interestingly, the rumors sparked a huge bounce in … [Read more...]

Money You May Like: Taboola Raises $117 Million to Focus on Personalization, Globalization, and M&A

Money You May Like: Taboola Raises $117 Million to Focus on Personalization, Globalization, and M&A

Over the past seven years, Adam Singolda has been on a mission to help people find content they may like via recommendations placed at the bottom of articles on websites across the Internet. At first, Taboola, his … [Read more...]

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Yesterday’s news that Google had plans to take it to Uber in the form of a fleet of autonomous taxi-bots seems to have ruffled some feathers at the search giant – so much so that company insiders are starting to offer … [Read more...]

Google Earns $18 Billion Revenue, Ships 1B Androids in 2014

Google Earns $18 Billion Revenue, Ships 1B Androids in 2014

While Apple enjoyed record profits and Samsung inches closer to the red, last quarter for Google was good – but not amazing. According to its most recent financial reports, the company pulled in $18 billion in revenues … [Read more...]

Report: Microsoft Invests in Android Competitor Cyanogen

Report: Microsoft Invests in Android Competitor Cyanogen

Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Digits Blog reports that Microsoft is a minority investor in a $70 million round of financing for Cyanogen, the company that’s built a non-Google version of the Android operating system … [Read more...]

Qualcomm Says it Lost a “Large Customer”

Qualcomm Says it Lost a “Large Customer”

Things for Samsung are going pretty bad lately, having had its profit for this quarter slide by a whopping 36 percent over the same time last year. But it seems that Samsung is making its dismal smartphone fortunes felt … [Read more...]

Samsung Profits Fall 36 Percent, Will Revamp TouchWiz

Samsung Profits Fall 36 Percent, Will Revamp TouchWiz

Apple had a great quarter, breaking records for how much profit you can earn in a four month stretch. Samsung, however, had the opposite: during yesterday’s earnings report, the company revealed that its profits were … [Read more...]

Whistle Acquires Tagg To Expand Pet Tech Offerings

Whistle Acquires Tagg To Expand Pet Tech Offerings

Whistle, maker of the the activity monitor for dogs that tracks how much exercise Fido gets and more, announced today that it has acquired Tagg, the largest maker of pet GPS devices, for an undisclosed amount.The … [Read more...]