Report: Samsung Is Trying to Buy BlackBerry

Reuters is reporting that Samsung has approached BlackBerry with a takeover offer for as much as $7.5 billion, which would be about 38 percent more than the stock market says the Canadian company is even worth. Samsung supposedly wants access to BlackBerry patents and also may be trying to up its security game with… » 1/14/15 4:07pm 1/14/15 4:07pm

It's Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr, Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

After rumors spread during the weekend, it's now official: Yahoo is buying Tumblr. Yahoo has announced the takeover, aptly enough, on Tumblr, explaining that it "promises not to screw it up." That's a reference, obviously, to the complete mess it's made of pretty much every other company it's ever bought. In that… » 5/20/13 8:25am 5/20/13 8:25am

Apple Throws $356 Million at Making Its Security Better—And Making…

Reuters is reporting that Apple has bought AuthenTec—a company which makes secure fingerprint sensors and precision touchscreen solutions—for $356 million. Either it's gotten extremely serious about its own security, or wants to make it much harder for the competition. Or both! » 7/27/12 8:29am 7/27/12 8:29am

AT&T Is Buying T-Mobile to Become the Biggest Carrier in the US

AT&T just announced that they're buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion. The deal makes AT&T the largest network in the country, and leaves us with only three major US carriers. What's that mean for us? » 3/20/11 2:32pm 3/20/11 2:32pm

Sprint Looking to Gobble T-Mobile?

Sprint might be looking to snatch up struggling T-Mobile (you know, the people who used to sell Sidekicks), according to Bloomberg's anonymous sources. T-Mobile's been struggling of late, shedding both cash and subscribers—it could use the rescue. [BusinessWeek via BGR] » 3/08/11 9:50am 3/08/11 9:50am

Apple Snatches Up Facial Recognition Software Firm

Apple has shelled out an undisclosed number to acquire Polar Rose, a software firm specializing in facial recognition. Apple already uses facial recognition in iPhoto, but with the inevitable spread of FaceTime, refining their recognition tech makes sense. [9to5 Mac] » 9/20/10 9:54am 9/20/10 9:54am

IBM Wants Sun for $7 Billion

Sun—once a bright star in the technology universe, who even wanted to buy Apple—is about to get swallowed by IBM for $7 billion, say New York Times' sources. [NYT] » 3/18/09 11:44am 3/18/09 11:44am

Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City, Have Sad Date Talking About…

Blockbuster has offered $6 minimum per share to buy out Circuit City, with the intention of creating a $18 billion global retail enterprise. You can almost see the point of mixing media and device retail, but is this actually a good move for two companies facing a not-so-bright future? Read more in the Blockbuster… » 4/14/08 7:44am 4/14/08 7:44am

Microsoft Wants to Buy Yahoo for $44.6 Billion

It seems that Bill is going to eat more than one burger before he leaves Microsoft. After countless rumors, it is now official: they want to buy Yahoo for $31 per share, for a total of $44.6 billion in cash and stock. Check The Other Steve's love letter to the Yahoo board of directors after the jump and take our poll:… » 2/01/08 8:03am 2/01/08 8:03am

Motorola To Win the Bid for Palm?

We've been keeping a steady eye on all of the Palm buyout rumors and the latest whispers from CNBC have Motorola at the head of the race. If united, the two might have a better chance of taking on Apple's almighty iPhone. Think about it. Moto makes some nice phones, but their OS has always been craptastic. Now… » 3/21/07 5:29pm 3/21/07 5:29pm

Palm Buyout to Happen as Soon as This Week?

Reports are flying all across the Internet that a Palm takeover could happen as soon as this week. Nokia and three other unidentified bidders are showing interest in this company and are willing to fork over upwards of $2 billion for it. A possible buyout could have some pretty big future implication or it could be a… » 3/20/07 6:45pm 3/20/07 6:45pm

TiVo Buyout Rumors: Barrons Likes What It Sees

Like a young D.C. intern at a House black-tie fundraiser event, TiVo is looking to be manhandled. Barrons released an article over the weekend detailing how the DVR company fits the description of a prime buyout candidate. Fresh from its recent patent victory over EchoStar, TiVo's stock is up 12 percent from closing… » 4/18/06 8:45am 4/18/06 8:45am