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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 boasted that … [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 dropped $200 … [Read more...]

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google continues to buy its way through Silicon Valley, having acquired photo backup platform Odysee this past weekend. According to a post on Odysee’s website, the company’s app will continue to run for the next couple of weeks, but … [Read more...]

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

A report out of Bloomberg today reveals that Google and Twitter have shaken hands on a new deal to help new Tweets instantly appear in Google Search results. According to the report, Google has access to “Twitter’s firehose, the stream … [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 elsewhere – … [Read more...]

Surface is a Billion Dollar Winner for Microsoft

Surface is a Billion Dollar Winner for Microsoft

Yesterday, when Microsoft published its earnings results for the second quarter of 2014 (which is Q4 on the calendar year), it was coming off of one of the most successful days in the company’s recent history, having announced a slew … [Read more...]

Galaxy S5 Flops, Shakeup at Samsung Looming

Galaxy S5 Flops, Shakeup at Samsung Looming

While it’s old news that Samsung got beat up in the mobile industry this past third quarter, it’s becoming clearer just how poorly the electronics giant performed. A new report from the Wall Street Journal tells us that the Galaxy S5 … [Read more...]

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG are getting a little closer, as today the companies today announced a ten-year global patent licensing deal. That means that over the next decade, neither company should have to jump over hurdles to license patents filed … [Read more...]