One of the persistent (if odd) rumors that's been floating around lately is that Apple plans to buy the Tesla motor company as a part of its supposed drive to create the "iCar," but if it does, Tesla isn't telling. Yet in an interview with Bloomberg today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk did confirm that the motor company had "conversations" with Apple, but he wasn't specific as to what these concerned.
As has been widely rumored in recent months, cable giant Comcast has gone from gobbling up NBCUniversal to making a tasty snack of its longtime rival Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at more than $45 billion.
T-Mobile US may find itself becoming a victim of its own success, as rival Sprint is apparently eyeballing a potential acquisition of the fourth-placed carrier only months after both companies sealed their own deals.
For the time being, at least, Apple has turned its acquisitions ambitions away from mapping in favor of social media. As the Wall Street Journal reports (via 9to5 Mac), Apple's latest purchase is Topsy Labs Inc., which established a name for itself by pulling data from posts on social media venues such as Twitter and Google+. Apple is thought to have bought it for approximately $200 million, according to the report.
BlackBerry might seem like a sinking ship following the news that Fairfax Financial is expected to acquire the former smartphone giant for $4.7 billion, but it looks like Apple's already there to supply lifeboats for the team. As the Financial Post reports (via MacRumors), Apple has set up shop near BlackBerry's Ontario offices in order to recruit the best and brightest from the beleaguered company.