Watch maker Fossil acquires fitness tracker company Misfit

Fossil recently launched its first line of smart wearable products including activity trackers, a watch that can alert you to notifications from your smartphone, and an upcoming smartwatch. But it looks like the company is taking another big step into the smart gadget space: Fossil is acquiring Misfit, maker of the Misfit Shine and Flash lines […]

Verizon to buy AOL, bringing two of America’s best-loved brands together

The largest wireless carrier in the US has announced plans to buy one of the biggest internet portals… or rather, the company that was one of the biggest internet portals in the 90s. Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion. AOL has actually changed quite a bit over the past 20 years. The company […]

Microsoft acquires popular Android and iOS calendar app Sunrise

Microsoft has officially acquired Sunrise Atelier, the company that created the popular Android, iOS, and web-based calendar app Sunrise. The announcement was made public via YouTube, but the video has since been reset as private. Rumors had been swirling last week that Microsoft had plans to purchase the popular calendar app maker for $100 million. […]

Microsoft plans to acquire Nokia’s phone business for over $7 billion

Microsoft plans to buy Nokia’s Devices & Services division in a deal worth nearly $7.2 billion. About two thirds of that money would buy the portion of Nokia’s business responsible for making Lumia and Asha smartphones, among other things. The rest pays licensing of intellectual property. The deal is expected to close in the first […]