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Commmunication

meebo shutting down on July 11 following Google acquisition

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Instant messaging and sharing service Meebo was recently acquired by Google, and that has led to the company’s shutdown next month. Meebo announced today it will suspend services as the team behind the…

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Google

Google acquires QuickOffice, probably improves Drive in the process

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Google announced today that it has acquired QuickOffice, the company that has specialized in powerful productivity apps for mobile devices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but money’s cl…

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Motorola

Google officially owns Motorola, replaces CEO with a Google veteran

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Motorola is now officially owned and operated by Google. The landmark acquisition was first announced in August 2011, but it did not become official until the deal gained approval from the United States, Euro…

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WSJ: Google considering selling Motorola to Huawei…bad or smart move?

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Imagine you bought something very expensive and then decided to sell it before you ever really had a chance to take it for a spin. That’s what Google is supposedly considering according to the Wall Street…

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Social

Facebook + Instagram = $1 billion acquisition

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Yup, Facebook has just dropped $1 billion in order to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram. Announced for Android less than a week ago and continuing to rise in popularity, Instagram went from an iP…

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AT&T

AT&T will NOT acquire T-Mobile, issues statement blaming government interference

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The acquisition that wasn’t is now official – AT&T will not complete its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Following continued opposition from the U.S. Department of Justice and FCC, AT…

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Android Apps

Gowalla confirms shutdown, checking-out after Facebook acquisition

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Gowalla is going dark next month thanks to the company being acquired by Facebook. A report from CNN over the weekend suggested that Facebook had purchased the Austin-based company, and founder Josh Williams…

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AT&T

AT&T withdraws FCC application to acquire T-Mobile, takes new tactic to get government approval

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T-Mobile fans upset about AT&T’s proposed acquisition of the magenta network have another reason to be thankful now that the deal has hit a major roadblock. Following the FCC indicating that it wou…

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Google

Want Google+ to auto-organize your circles? Google just bought a company to help.

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I love Google+ because of the people who share interesting links and comments. I hate Google+ because filtering through all of those people to figure out which circles to put them is becoming more tedious than I…

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Sony Mobile

Sony will buy out Ericsson, end Sony Ericsson partnership [Confirmed]

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Sony Ericsson will be no more now that the two companies behind the joint venture have announced that they will part ways. Confirming the persistent rumors that reappeared this month, Ericsson announced toda…

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AT&T

Sprint and Verizon speak about AT&T-Mobile in very different ways

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The CEO’s of Sprint and Verizon have both recently commented on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. But the CEO’s of the nation’s leading CDMA carriers have differing vi…

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Google

Google buys ZAGAT to bolster reviews on Google Places

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Google has traditionally relied on third parties to showcase reviews in Google Maps and Google Places. But with a strong push towards controlling its local products, it has become necessary for Google to have…

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AT&T

Not so fast, AT&T! U.S. Justice Department sues to block T-Mobile merger.

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The United States Justice Department has officially come out against AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile’s USA unit. Citing concerns about a lack of competition that would result fro…

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Google

What does Google acquiring Motorola mean for me?

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For once, I woke up to news of something other than political squabbling and celebrity gossip. Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility for the sum of $12.5 billion. My mind immediately started racing about how s…

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Google acquires DealMap. Is it to enhance Google Offers/Wallet?

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Google has opened its wallet to purchase another company. This time, The DealMap, a daily deals aggregator that finds coupons and offers from local businesses, has been snatched up. Think of it as Groupon on st…

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