Apple’s seemingly endless shopping spree continues unabated, as it has reportedly acquired LuxVue Technology, a Santa Clara, California-based company that specializes in power efficient micro-LED screens for electronics. TechCrunch reported the news this afternoon, and when asked for comment, Apple provided its usual pseudo-confirmation statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
The first update for HopStop since Apple's acquisition is out, and it proves that Apple's not just lifting the best elements from the popular navigational tool for public transportation and tacking them into its Apple Maps app. In addition to the features that attracted Apple in the first place, HopStop now lets you send information about delays and incidents in real time.
Last Thursday, Apple acquired Chomp, an app search engine that helps you find an app for both the iPhone and an Android phone. But now that Chomp is in Apple’s hands, Cupertino could very well completely redesign its App Store search and discovery process, helping users find their desired apps quickly, rather than getting mired in a growing sea of 550,000+ irrelevant results--a growing problem for smartphone users everywhere.
If you were Microsoft, how would you spend $8.5 billion to acquire another company? Apparently, the house that Gates built figures a VoIP outfit like Skype makes sense, as the two companies announced the acquisition on Tuesday morning.
Never you mind the fact that the photo seen here features a white iPhone 4 -- the far more interesting aspect of this spy shot is that it’s an iPhone 4 running 3G on T-Mobile, which is currently not possible due to differences in the carrier’s radio bands.
You've probably seen the ads by now with T-Mobile mocking AT&T's network. Well, T-Mobile must have decided that it wasn't that bad after all, as AT&T and Deutsche Telekom AG announced today that the two companies entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction. The valued price tag? Just a mere $39 billion. The agreement was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
A new day, a new rumor. This time Apple Insider via a Chinese report tells us that Apple is "close" to making a final agreement to buy a Chinese mobile ISP and game developer for $148 million. The company, Handseeing Information Technology Co, focuses on online gaming for mobile devices.