eero Wi-Fi mesh routers on sale as Amazon’s acquisition closes

The newly-minted Amazon-owned eero is reiterating pledges to ensuring customers’ privacy while they use their mesh Wi-Fi networks.

Spotify announces Gimlet acquisition, also buys Anchor podcast company

Spotify hsa boosted its podcast creds with the buyout of Gimlet, a big-time content producer, and Anchor, a distribution and adserve platform.

One bank wants Apple to buy Netflix, Activision and Sonos

With nearly $250 billion in liquid money, Apple surely can afford to extend its revenue paths away from the iPhone. This past quarter made it a big point.

Samsung reportedly acquires Corephotonics, maker of 10x zoom phone camera

Sources have claimed that the Korean tech giant has picked up an Israeli imaging startup with its hands on a 10x optical zoom camera for phones.

Essential picks up Indian email startup CloudMagic

It’s not exactly clear how the acquisition of a cloud email company will immediately benefit Essential, but there are longer-term strategies at play.

Microsoft wants to close $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition by the end of the year

GitHub, the world’s top software development platform, will soon become Microsoft’s third costliest acquisition in history, behind LinkedIn and Skype.

Sprint and T-Mobile talking about merging once again

Just five months after the two wireless networks decided to walk away from the negotiation table, they are said to be back at it. Again.

Broadcom is still looking to acquire Qualcomm, but at a slightly lower price

Broadcom’s recent “best and final offer” for a record-breaking Qualcomm takeover was not final after all, but it may well have been the best the potential seller will ever see.

Broadcom makes formal $130 billion offer for acquisition of arch-rival Qualcomm

They say Qualcomm’s management is opposed to any Broadcom deal right now, but $130 billion sounds like an offer the semiconductor giant can’t refuse.

Google steps up health monitoring efforts with latest startup acquisition

Health monitoring is clearly a bigger and bigger research focus for both Apple and Google, with the latter now the proud owner of an impressive startup.

Apple reportedly buys eye tracking-specialized company to help with AR development

Apple may have just moved one step closer to finalizing its long-rumored smartglasses, acquiring the tech behind some German eye-tracking products.

Google acquires popular Job Simulator and Rick and Morty VR developer

Owlchemy Labs, a relatively small video game studio behind such successful VR titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty, is now a Google subsidiary.

Samsung buying Harman? Not so fast, says a group of the latter’s shareholders

Premium sound system manufacturer Harman isn’t Samsung property yet, and it may never be, if a number of litigious stockholders get their own way.

Fitbit snaps up software platform and ‘team’ behind stylish Vector smartwatches

Wearable market leader Fitbit continues its acquisition spree by adding Vector’s software expertise to a portfolio also consisting of former Pebble assets.

Samsung is ready to pay $8 billion for Harman’s automotive and premium audio expertise

In exchange for a whopping $8 billion, Samsung will soon be able to release Harman-powered phones, wearables and connected car solutions.