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Topic: Acquisitions

Apple officially closes on $3B purchase of Beats headphones & streaming service

08/01/2014, 09:08 am

Apple on Friday gave an official welcome to Beats Music and Beats Electronics, which are now a part of the Cupertino, Calif., outfit after the $3 billion purchase price was finalized.

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Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app

07/29/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.

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Apple expected to buy personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million

07/28/2014, 08:07 am

Apple may bolster its streaming media services with the addition of technology and talent from Swell, a personalized news radio application currently available for iPhone, which it is said to have bought for $30 million.

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Apple acquires startup BookLamp for between $10M to $15M in bid to bolster iBooks discovery

07/25/2014, 09:07 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed reports that it recently acquired book analytics firm BookLamp -- dubbed the "Pandora for Books" -- in April to bolster its fight in the e-book sales market, bringing better discovery and analytics to its digital storefront.

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

06/25/2014, 09:06 am

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.

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Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

06/06/2014, 03:06 pm

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.

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Apple's massive $3B bet on Beats a sure thing compared to all-in gamble on NeXT in 1996

05/29/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple's recently-confirmed $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music provider Beats may be the largest cash outlay in its history, but it's far from the Cupertino company's biggest bet on an acquisition.

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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

05/09/2014, 08:05 am

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre -- the cofounder of Beats Electronics -- and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre's headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

05/08/2014, 05:05 pm

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.

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Apple acquires LuxVue, a power-efficient micro-LED display maker - report [update: confirmed]

05/02/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple is said to have bought low-power micro-LED maker LuxVue Technology, a deal that could lead to better and more power efficient displays in future devices from the company.

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Apple 'on the prowl' with 24 acquisitions in last year and a half

04/23/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as "on the prowl" for potential acquisitions that make sense.

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Apple acquired speech recognition firm Novauris last year to improve Siri - report

04/03/2014, 01:04 pm

An Apple acquisition from 2013 may have quietly flown under the radar, as it was revealed this week that the Siri development team has added personnel from Novauris Technologies.

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Apple in talks for $479M stake in Japanese chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers - report

04/01/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple could be on the verge of bringing another important hardware component in-house as the company is reportedly working on a deal to acquire controlling interest in Renesas SP Drivers, a Japanese firm that makes LCD chips for Apple's iPhone.

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Apple-acquired Burstly may be closing down SkyRocket app monetization service

03/13/2014, 10:03 pm

Less than one month after being purchased by Apple, Burstly has reportedly sent out notices to users of its SkyRocket monetization service saying the product's publishing and SDK license agreements will expire in 90 days.

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Tim Cook to shareholders: iPhone 5s & 5c outpace predecessors, Apple bought 23 companies in 16 months

02/28/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook sat alone onstage as he presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting, fielding questions and detailing various aspects of his company's business. Among the topics he discussed were sales of the latest iPhone models, Apple's pace of acquisitions, and the growth of Apple TV.

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Apple acquires app testing and advertising company Burstly

02/21/2014, 02:02 pm

The latest target of Apple's recently-busy mergers and acquisitions staff is Silicon Beach company Burstly, a deal that could bolster both the iAd platform and the Xcode development suite.

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Apple's spending on acquisitions surged to $525 million last quarter

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

While investors continue to fret over what Apple plans to do with its $159 billion in cash and investments, the company is quietly spending far more than previously on its secretive acquisitions, exceeding a half-billion dollars last quarter alone.

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Apple reportedly acquires developer behind burst photo app SnappyCam

01/04/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple has reportedly acquired app developer SnappyLabs, the one-man company that created SnappyCam, a popular app that allowed users to take full-resolution pictures at 20 to 30 frames per second.

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Apple acquired digital mapping firm BroadMap, note-taking startup Catch earlier this year

12/23/2013, 03:12 pm

Two of Apple's five remaining mystery acquisitions were revealed on Monday as the acquisitions of geospatial intelligence startup BroadMap and cloud-based information organizer Catch came to light.

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Apple's Topsy purchase opens doors for social media, internal analytics tools

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.

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