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  • Forget about Nokia; remember Microsoft Mobile.

    Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia today, bringing on board Nokia's smartphones, its not-so-smart feature phones and a Windows RT tablet.

    Written by Tim Greene26 April 14 02:00
  • Palo Alto Networks acquires stealthy start-up with NSA roots

    Next-generation firewall maker Palo Alto Networks today announced its first acquisition, an intriguing buyout of a stealthy Mountain View start-up called Morta Security whose founders hail from the NSA. The price of the purchase was not disclosed.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Jan. 14 23:01
  • AT&T spectrum grab: buying Alltel for $780 million

    AT&T on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy Alltel’s U.S. wireless operations, including licenses, network assets, retail stores and about 585,000 subscribers, for $780 million in cash. Technically, AT&T is buying the operation from the lesser known Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI).

    Written by Bob Brown22 Jan. 13 15:10
  • Groupon's China site faces strong local competitors

    Under pressure from entrenched local competition, Groupon, a late comer, is lagging in the Chinese group buying market. A focus on hiring local managers, and possible acquisitions, could however see its fortunes pick up, analysts said.

    Written by Michael Kan23 June 11 18:07
  • Oracle to acquire web management company FatWire

    Oracle said Tuesday that it entered into an agreement to acquire FatWire Software, a privately-held company that specializes in software for businesses to manage their websites.

    Written by John Ribeiro22 June 11 13:57
  • Skype executives depart after Microsoft buyout

    Eight Skype executives have departed the company following Microsoft's $8.5 billion buyout in May, a Skype spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk20 June 11 22:08
  • Microsoft, Skype deal gets U.S. clearance

    Microsoft has received clearance from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed purchase of Internet telephony company Skype.

    Written by John Ribeiro20 June 11 14:17
  • Reports: DOJ to review Google's Admeld acquisition

    The U.S. Department of Justice will reportedly evaluate the antitrust implications of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217583/Google_buys_Admeld">Google's proposed acquisition of Admeld</a>, whose technology is designed to help web publishers manage and fine-tune the way they sell display ads.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 June 11 00:15
  • Google buys Admeld

    Hoping to further boost its position in display advertising, Google scooped up Admeld, a company that aims to simplify the display ad buying process, the companies said Monday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring14 June 11 04:33
  • AT&T says its needs T-Mobile spectrum

    AT&amp;T will be able to significantly improve its mobile network capacity and give better service to its customers because of its proposed acquisition of rival T-Mobile USA, company officials said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross10 June 11 05:42