Pocketnow Daily: Google Buying FitBit Means A LOT, Here’s Why… (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Google officially buying Fitbit , leaked images of the Moto Razr the new Samsung W20 5G and more
Yes, it’s official, Google has just closed the deal to acquire Fitbit
It is official, Google has already reached an agreement with Fitbit to acquire the company with 12 years of wearable experience
Apple keeps Shazam accessible for all, takes off ads
As it announced the closing of the acquisition, Apple also told users it would no longer run ads in the music-identifying app.
Apple to deploy 1Password to all employees, may acquire owner AgileBits
The service provision agreement comes first and requires AgileBits to grow rapidly to cope with more than 123,000 new customers.
After recent acquisition, Broadcom lays off 1,100 employees
What would have happened if Broadcom had acquired Qualcomm? Some say we should take a cue from the aftermath of a recent actual acquisition.
HTC made a rare profit during Q1 2018, largely thanks to Google
HTC’s quarterly revenues were down again in the January – March 2018 timeframe, generating an operating loss of around $175 million, but thanks to a recent Google deal, the Taiwanese company actually posted a net profit.
Even after losing Qualcomm, Broadcom went ahead with its now-completed US redomiciliation
President Trump’s recent blocking of Broadcom’s proposed Qualcomm takeover on national security grounds hasn’t stopped the company from changing its legal domicile back to the US.
Android P rhymes with HP Elite x3 | #PNWeekly 295
The FBI recruited Best Buy employees as an arm of the law, but did it breach citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights? That plus Android P and HTC phone feedback on our show!
Qualcomm inches closer to NXP acquisition with revised $44 billion offer
Qualcomm may well kill two birds with one stone by offering NXP more cash for a long-in-the-making acquisition, also keeping potential buyer Broadcom at bay.
Apple announces it has bought Shazam
The deal is reported to be worth about $400 million, well below the $1 billion the UK-based music recognition company was valued at in 2015.
Toshiba decides to sell chip business to SK Hynix group, backed by Apple
The mobile memory chip market is dominated by Samsung and SK Hynix may be able to finally take on its domestic cohort with this deal.
T-Mobile CFO says a Sprint deal makes the most sense
But with subscriber growth through the roof, T-Mobile has options it can exercise such as a link-up with Dish Networks or even Comcast.
WSJ: Charter and Comcast to keep in lockstep on wireless buyouts, tech
If one cable company wanted to acquire a wireless operator, say T-Mobile, it would have to get permission from the other.
Apple joins long list of interested Toshiba chip business buyers/investors
The potential-brimming chip division of the otherwise struggling Toshiba Corporation has reportedly attracted Apple’s interest now.
Family-owned US Cellular won’t sell, despite its largest investor’s intentions
The nation’s larget regional carrier, which has 5 million subscribers and some spectrum to its name, will stay with the family that owns it, a source says.
Samsung closes HARMAN acquisition for approximately $8 billion
HARMAN shareholders wanted more money from Samsung, but the deal has gone through and 30,000 employees and a ton of audio know-how changes hands.
TracFone acquires Walmart Family Mobile from T-Mobile
The battle for rural wireless customers continues as the largest MVNO conglomerate in the US, TracFone, gobbles one more service up.
Verizon and Yahoo said to be days from announcing $5 billion deal
Verizon has been leading the crowd of five bidders in pursuing Yahoo, a search engine-turned-multimedia, multiplatform company.