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Apple is Acquiring Texture, a Digital Magazine Subscription Service

The “Netflix of magazines” will soon be owned by the Cupertino company for an undisclosed amount.

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It’s Official: Apple is Buying Shazam

As per a statement via BuzzFeed, Apple has announced it will be acquiring Shazam, the incredibly popular music recognition service that originally launched nearly twenty years ago in Britain. This comes after TechCrunch reported last week that the Cupertino company would buy the service out

Reports: Apple to Acquire Shazam for $400 Million

New reports out of both Recode and TechCrunch today claim Apple is gearing up to acquire music identification service Shazam for $400 million. The deal, according to both reports, could be announced as early as next week, with one stating news could come on Monday.

T-Mobile and Sprint Reportedly Close to Merging Deal

A report out of Reuters who quotes “people familiar with the matter” states T-Mobile and Sprint could be close to merging. A deal is reportedly being finalized and could be announced as soon as next month. As for specifics surrounding the deal, T-Mobile’s parent company,

Google Hires HTC’s Smartphone Division for $1.1 Billion

After multiple rumors and reports indicating the move would be made, Google has announced they’re spending $1.1 billion to hire employees in HTC’s smartphone division to further work on the search giant’s smartphones such as the Pixel. HTC will still retain all rights to its

HTC Stops Share Trading Ahead of Expected Google Takeover

HTC has stopped its share trading ahead of an expected Google takeover of the company’s smartphone division, according to Bloomberg‘s Tim Culpan. Previously, a takeover of the company’s smartphone business was rumored to be done by Google, but not much had emerged from those reports

Andy Rubin’s Essential is Now a Billion-Dollar Company

Andy Rubin’s Essential is now a billion-dollar company, according to Bloomberg columnist Tim Culpan. Thanks to Foxconn’s FIH Mobile $3 million investment in Essential to own 0.25 percent of the company, Rubin’s brand that has yet to ship a single product is now valued at

Nextbit Has Been Acquired by Razer

Nextbit has announced on their community that they’ve been acquired by Razer, that really popular gaming PC and monitor company hard-core techies are bound to be familiar with. It’s unclear how much the latter bought the former for, but we may learn additional details soon.

Mozilla’s New Logo Reflects Web Heritage and Direction

Mozilla today unveiled their new logo based on input given to them by the public seven months ago. The company narrowed the choices down and ultimately decided on its present look, providing a better window into the company’s web-based heritage and direction. In case it’s

BlackBerry: We’re Done Developing Our Own Smartphones

In a somewhat surprising move today, BlackBerry announced that they’re done developing their own smartphones and will gear their focus toward making better software. The reason behind this decision is due to the company becoming victim to a net loss of $372 million, something they

Apple’s Getting Sued Because the iPhone Makes Phone Calls

Corydoras Technologies LLC, a Texasa-based company, has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company infringes its patents by allowing the iPhone to make phone calls and send emails wirelessly. Yes, you read that correctly. A Texas company is mad at a phone maker

Breaking: Dead Body Found in Apple HQ Conference Room

New reports have flooded the internet today stating that a dead body was found in an Apple headquarter’s conference room in Cupertino, CA. Neither local authorities or Apple have cared to comment on this story, however a local ABC station’s reporter Matt Keller stated that there was

Amazon Launches New Prime Video Service for $8.99/Month

Usually, to get access to Amazon’s Prime Video service, you either need to pay $10.99 a month or $99 a year for a Prime subscription, however that all changes today as the online retailer makes the service available as a standalone subscription for $8.99 a

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Made Ted Cruz Cry

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz on his late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” where the host asked the White House-hopeful about current oppressing matters such as Donald Trump’s recent comments about… everything. However, it’s never just serious conversation with