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Fitbit Buying Smartwatch Maker Pebble's Software, Hiring Engineers

Smartwatches and other wearables just haven’t caught on as much as the electronics industry assumed that they would. Pebble — a smartwatch company most famous for… 299 more words

Telecom & Technology

Sorry Pebble Fans, No New Smartwatch For You

Fitbit’s imminent deal to buy smartwatch maker Pebble will result in the cancellation of Pebble’s last few devices, the Time 2 and Pebble Core.

Fitbit’s acquisition is focused on Pebble’s software, not hardware, and the leading fitness band maker doesn’t intend to keep selling Pebble smartwatches, … 335 more words

Tech

Funds'n'games: Global downturn hits games investment hard

April 2009

The games industry’s historic resilience to recession and its apparent imperviousness to the current turmoil in the financial market have been debated far and wide. 728 more words

Games

Extreme M&A - Part One: DMA Design's acquisition by Take 2

June 2007

A recent contract Games Investor Consulting won called for us to peer into our industry databases to trace the corporate ownership of some of the UK’s most successful games Intellectual Property. 630 more words

Games

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ‘Optimistic’ About Verizon Closing Its Yahoo Deal

Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, said Monday he is “cautiously optimistic” that Verizon will complete its multibillion dollar acquisition of Yahoo, despite a recently disclosed security breach that has threatened to derail the deal. 25 more words

Business

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ‘Optimistic’ About Verizon Closing Its Yahoo Deal

Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, said Monday he is “cautiously optimistic” that Verizon will complete its multibillion dollar acquisition of Yahoo, despite a recently disclosed security breach that has threatened to derail the deal. 25 more words

Business

The EU's top antitrust cop proved Marc Benioff wrong about Microsoft and LinkedIn

The European Union’s competition regulator has green-lit Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. The decision is both a rebuff to Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, who pushed for a probe to be opened into the deal, but also a sign that Microsoft’s sales-lead management business is no threat to Benioff’s company—at least for now. 338 more words