12/05/2013, 05:12 am
Apple's acquisition of tweet analytics firm Topsy is suggested to have all kinds of potential applications for the company, but in particular indicates both its closer embrace of social networking and its need for tools to glean meaningful value from the increasing mountains of data available to it.
12/02/2013, 05:12 pm
According to a report on Monday, Apple recently spent more than $200 million to acquire Topsy Labs Inc., a social media analysis firm specializing in tracking Twitter trends.
11/24/2013, 07:11 pm
An Apple spokesperson on Sunday confirmed a rumor that the company has purchased Israeli 3D sensor firm PrimeSense in a deal rumored to be worth some $360 million.
11/17/2013, 12:11 pm
Building on rumors from July, an Israeli financial journal has reported that Apple "finalized the purchase details" on a plan to pay $345 million to acquire 3D motion and machine vision firm PrimeSense.
10/03/2013, 03:10 pm
Apple is said to have purchased Cue, a startup company behind a personal assistant app for iPhone which shut down just this week, AppleInsider has learned [updated with confirmation].
08/28/2013, 08:08 am
Apple has confirmed the purchase AlgoTrim, a Swedish startup that specializes in data compression, in a deal that could allow the company to make services such as iTunes more efficient for mobile devices like the iPhone.
08/22/2013, 04:08 pm
Apple has acquired yet another mapping company, this time snapping up Embark, a move that has the potential to bring public transit information to Apple's in-house Maps app.
Apple reportedly buys second-screen startup Matcha.tv, hints at new Apple TV capabilities [update: confirmed]
08/13/2013, 08:08 pm
According to a report on Tuesday, Apple has acquired a small startup called Matcha.tv, which provided a second-screen iOS app connected to various content outlets like cable TV, Internet streams and digital storefronts.
08/01/2013, 02:08 pm
In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a California communication chip developer that specializes in low-power designs — technology that could be useful in developing a smartwatch-like wearable device.
07/19/2013, 05:07 pm
Apple on Friday has reportedly purchased transit navigation service HopStop, which also has an iPhone app of the same name, in a possible bid to bolster its own in-house mapping solution.
07/19/2013, 07:07 am
As part of its effort to improve its Maps service for iOS and the upcoming OS X Mavericks, Apple has reportedly acquired crowdsourced location data company Locationary.
07/16/2013, 04:07 am
Apple is rumored to be in acquisition talks with Israeli development company PrimeSense, which created the range camera technology Microsoft used as a base for the Xbox 360's 3D-motion tracking Kinect sensor.
03/23/2013, 08:03 pm
Apple recently closed a deal worth about $20 million to acquire WifiSLAM, a Silicon Valley firm focused on building technology that affords users positioning data while indoors.
10/18/2012, 12:10 pm
Apple didn't buy social video startup Color, but it did acquire its engineering team of about 20 employees for as much as $5 million, according to a new report.
07/27/2012, 08:07 am
Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million.
07/14/2010, 09:07 am
Apple has purchased a Web-based mapping company from Quebec, Canada, that creates interactive 3D software for use in a browser, according to a new report.
04/27/2010, 07:04 pm
Confirming a rumor from early April, The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Apple purchased Intrinsity, a privately owned ARM chip design firm.
01/05/2010, 11:01 am
Apple has officially entered into the advertising business with the purchase of Quattro Wireless, the mobile ad company confirmed via its Web site Tuesday.