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The War Between Vox, Steven Crowder, and YouTube: A Recap

A frame-by-frame look at what’s been going on between a famed Vox reporter and the most popular conservative on YouTube.

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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. Both Shazam and Apple have Continue Reading

Apple’s Q4 2017 Earnings: The iPhone X Should Fix Things

Apple has posted its Q4 earnings for FY 2017 and is reporting revenue of $52.6 billion with $10.7 billion in profit. This was earned by selling 46.7 million iPhones, 10.3 million iPads, and 5.4 million Macs. For this quarter, it’s important to focus on the iPhone demographic. Apple’s iPhone 8 Continue Reading

Dow Jones Accidentally Announces Google Acquisition of Apple for $9 Billion

The Dow Jones surprised everyone today when they mistakenly published headlines saying Google was set to acquire Apple for as little as $9 billion. The deal, according to DJ, was set to close tomorrow with Google employees receiving nine Apple shares for every Google share owned and the eventual takeover Continue Reading

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, Deutsche Telekom, would own a Continue Reading

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 smartphone division and even release Continue Reading

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 since then. Now, it seems Continue Reading

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 $1.2 billion, therefore rendering Essential Continue Reading

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is Officially the Richest Person in the World

Remember when Microsoft founder Bill Gates was the richest person in the world? Well, that’s changed. Now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has taken the reigns after a surge in Amazon’s shares this morning propelled the billionaire to a $90.9 billion net worth (via Bloomberg, Forbes). For reference, Gates Continue Reading

HMD Global Reunites with Zeiss for Better Cameras on Future Nokia Phones

HMD has announced a new partnership between it and Zeiss, an optoelectronics company, that will bring Zeiss optics back to Nokia-branded phones. HMD states this news builds on top of the history Zeiss and Nokia share. While it may be exciting to some to see these two brands shake hands once Continue Reading

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. I’m thrilled to announce that Continue Reading

RIP: Cyanogen Inc. Will Shut Down on December 31st, Lineage OS to Take Over

We all know CyanogenMod and Cyanogen Inc. in full has been struggling for the past few years with multiple job cuts, department closures, and canceled partnerships. But nevertheless, true fans and believers of the company probably didn’t expect to hear the news that broke over the holiday weekend: Cyanogen Inc. Continue Reading

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 believe was caused by attempts Continue Reading

Apple Just Bought an AI Startup to Expand Their Technology for $200M

A recently launched startup by the name of Turi has been acquired by Apple, according to GeekWire. This startup is currently based in Seattle and focuses on machine learning technology and building the next AI companies will be using. The motive behind the accusation of Turi by Apple is likely Continue Reading