Tag Archive: purchased


3rd-generation Google Chromecast purchased at Best Buy weeks early

For better or worse, the design is staying exactly the same.

It’s been a hot minute (read, 3 years) since Google updated the Chromecast, but a recent FCC filing made it seem a new model was coming. If a redditor who managed to buy one early is to be believed, not only do we have a good look at the new model, we also have a date for its public release — and a better idea of when the  [Read More…]

Pandora is being purchased by SiriusXM for $3.5 billion

The deal should be completed in Q1 2019.

Pandora, one of the oldest names in the music streaming market, is being purchased by SiriusXM for $ 3.5 billion in stock. The deal was announced on Monday, September 24, and SiriusXM expects that everything should be finalized around the first quarter of 2019.

According to CNBC, the acquisition includes a “go-shop” provision. With this, Pandora “may actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter negotiations with parties that offer  [Read More…]

These are the top 10 items that our readers purchased on Prime Day

There were some clear winners this year.

Amazon boasted that Prime Day 2018 would have more than a million deals available worldwide, which is pretty insane when you think about it. Even though there were so many deals, there were a bunch of clear-cut winners this year. We took some time to break down what the top 10 deals were during this sale, as decided by what you have been buying.

Given the price drops that each of these  [Read More…]

AT&T has officially purchased Time Warner for $85 billion

This will allow AT&T to bring a “fresh approach” to the media industry.

Nearly two years after initially proposing its acquisition plans, AT&T announced on June 14, 2018, that it had officially completed the deal to purchase Time Warner for a sum of $ 85 billion.

AT&T first announced these plans back in October 2016, and soon after, was faced with a tremendous about of backlash from all sectors. The company most recently spent six weeks in  [Read More…]

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug.

According to a new report from USA Today, Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. The company says it plans to “[breath] new life” into Flickr by pouring in the necessary resources and focus.

For what it’s worth, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill sure seems bullish about the service:

Flickr is an amazing community, full of some of the world’s most passionate photographers. It’s a fantastic product and a  [Read More…]

GIF search engine Tenor has been purchased by Google

The service will continue to operate under its own brand.

Google’s no stranger to buying companies it sees a lot of potential in, and the latest to be scooped up by the search giant is Tenor. Tenor has a database of millions of GIFs that users can search through, and Google says it’ll be integrating the company’s tech into things like Gboard and Google Images.

Tenor’s main product is its GIF Keyboard that’s available for Android, iOS,  [Read More…]

Foxconn just purchased Belkin, Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn

The deal was made for $ 866 million in cash.

In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Belkin International issued a press release announcing that it’s been acquired by Foxconn – a company that’s become most well-known for manufacturing Apple’s iPhones.

You probably know Belkin for its wireless chargers, routers, cables, etc., but Belkin International is made up of more than just Belkin itself. This deal also means Foxconn now owns Wemo (Belkin’s smart home  [Read More…]

Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for over $1 billion

Similar to Zappos and Twitch, Ring will retain its own branding.

Ring is a fairly big name in the smart home gadget space, and it’s most well-known for its doorbells and security lights. One of its biggest competitors is the Google-owned Nest, and according to a report from Reuters, Ring’s just been purchased by Amazon for over $ 1 billion.

Similar to Amazon’s acquisitions of Audible, Twitch, and Zappos, Ring will continue to operate as it currently  [Read More…]

Google purchased a company that turns displays into speakers

Is this a sign of things to come on the Pixel 3?

Right ahead of the Pixel 2‘s unveiling last fall, it was announced that Google purchased a heap of smartphone engineers from HTC to spearhead smartphone projects for the coming years. According to a report from Bloomberg, Google made another purchase about a month before this for UK-based company Redux.

If you haven’t heard of Redux, you’re not alone. The company hasn’t actually released any consumer-facing  [Read More…]

Movies purchased via Google Play have extra content in Movies Anywhere

Get ready for more behind-the-scenes and bloopers.

When Movies Anywhere launched this past October, it came as a true godsend for those with extensive digital libraries sprawled across multiple platforms. Being able to store and watch all your movies from Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu in one location is still pretty magical, but it looks like there’s an extra benefit for titles purchased on Google Play Movies that we didn’t notice until now.

Google Play Movies  [Read More…]