Google's $12.5 billion all-cash acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the mobile arm of the pioneering phone maker, will prompt all the other Android phone suppliers to assess their positions.
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Dell beefed up its security efforts with the acquisition of SecureWorks, a company that provides information-security services.
Apple's move to the x86 Intel architecture for the Macintosh in 2005 may have only been a temporary stop on the way to its logical end-state: the acquisition of PA Semi and the creation of ARM-based personal computers.
Commander Telecom Group (CTG), the shadowy group of investors which has teamed up to buy beleaguered companyCommander's telco arm, has written to employees explaining its intentions for its recent acquisition.
The telco will add 900 staff to its services arm through acquisition of INS
Optus has reassured acquisition target Alphawest it is "very much interested" in its information management arm, allaying the IT service provider's concerns over the outlook for the business under the SingTel-owned carrier's stewardship, a senior Alphawest executive said.
With the acquisition of Artisan Components, ARM will get 340 employees, plus facilities in California and India.
An arm of the German banking company agrees to pay $750,000 to settle material conflict-of-interest charges related to HP's acquisition of Compaq Computer, the SEC says.
About 4,000 people are likely to lose their jobs as IBM completes its acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting arm, a report says.
ARM Holdings has struck a licensing deal with communications chipmaker Broadcom, which will use two of ARM's chip designs for its own technology. ARM said in a statement that the agreement builds its presence in the communication sector, where Broadcom plays a significant role. Even though Broadcom will get some ARM technology through its acquisition of Mobilink, this is the first licensing deal between the two companies. Broadcom would not disclose what exactly the chips would be used for, but said they incorporate ARM's Jazelle technology, which speeds Java programs in gadgets such as cell phones and handheld computers. Java is software developed by Sun Microsystems that theoretically allows programs to run on a variety of computers without being rewritten for each one. Several companies are developing chips to provide a much-needed speed boost to Java in these devices. --Sam Ames, Special to ZDNet News
Vodafone has completed the acquisition of a 79.6 share in Eircell, the wireless arm of Irish telco Eircom, in an all-stock deal - giving Eircell a virtual market capitalisation of E3.64bn (£2.25bn).
Stock buyout allows CMGI Inc. majority owned company, Engage, to extend their South Asian arm with acquisition of Space Asia.
Frontier GlobalCenter - the data and Internet arm of Frontier Communications - and content distributor Akamai have announced a partnership, the first sign that large carriers are paying close attention to content distributors. In the past, such partnerships often put companies such as Akamai into the crosshairs as potential acquisition targets.
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