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Facebook Wanted to Buy Snapchat for $3 Billion, Gets Rejected

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Facebook has already spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram and it looked like Snapchat was next on their target list. The social network reportedly offered $3 billion to acquire Snapchat, but the people at Snapchat said no. That's bold.

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Lenovo Has Been Negotiating to Buy HTC for Two Months Already

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It's no secret that HTC is in need of some help and it looks like it's more prepared than ever to get acquired by someone else. And that someone else could be Lenovo.

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Confirmed: Samsung Buys Boxee for $30 Million

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In a corporate world where everyone is busy buying everyone else, this news doesn't exactly come out of left field. Samsung has officially confirmed that it will be acquiring popular set top box-company Boxee.

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Now SoftBank Wants to Buy T-Mobile USA?

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More specifically, there is now word that SoftBank is prepared to gobble up T-Mobile USA, buying that division from Deutsche Telekom.

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Google set to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

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This is a total game changer. When Motorola split off its Motorola Mobility department into a separate business, we just thought that they were looking to give the handset segment a more direct focus. As it turns out, they may have been gearing up for today. Google has announced it will be buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

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AT&T to Buy T-Mobile, Creating Pentaband Network?

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Late yesterday, news broke out that AT&T is going to acquire T-Mobile. This is still pending the approval of the FCC and other governing bodies, but if it does indeed go ahead, it has to be the biggest deal in American cellular phone history. After all, it will create for a virtual duopology: the new amalgamated AT&T/T-Mobile combo will compete primarily against Verizon, leaving Sprint way in the background.

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Intel inside your smartphone; $1.4b buys Infineon’s Wireless Solutions business

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Infineon Technologies’ Wireless Solution business has been acquired by Intel for approximately $1.4 billion, the companies announced late last night. The move comes just weeks after Intel’s announcement to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion, while also working on a deal to acquire the Texus Instruments’ cable modem division.

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Business Insider: RIM and Apple to acquire more companies soon

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Remember when there were all those anti-trust allegations surrounding Microsoft and its acquiring of several smaller companies? While MS still goes around buying people out (like Danger), other firms are doing much the same. In fact, according to industry experts, Apple and Research in Motion could both be on the cusp of some major acquisitions.

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Telus Expresses Photographic Interest, Buys Black’s Photo

If there was ever any doubt in your mind that the consumer electronics market is totally pushing toward all sorts of convergence, this latest acquisition will help to remove much of that doubt. We know Telus for its cell phone service, but the “future-friendly” company has just announced that it has purchased Black’s Photo. The only reason why I would ...

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