Posts Tagged: acquisition

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is official for $2.1 billion

Despite being one of the first in the wearable game and buying up Pebble, Fitbit is going to fold under Alphabet’s wing. Google’s parent company was reportedly trying to buy them earlier this week, and that deal has now closed. It’s worth $ 2.1 billion, too, so some serious money was spent. What’s Google going to […]

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Canon gains new photo-printing possibilities with the acquisition of Kite.ly

Kite.ly, a company specializing in in-app printing solutions is now part of the Canon Europe family after its acquisition. The company powers the in-app print orders from Polaroid and Shopify.

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Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble devices amid Fitbit acquisition

Mobile and wearable accessory vendor Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble owners after Pebble announced it was shutting down due to an acquisition by Fitbit. Nomad’s chargers were supposed to sell for $ 15.

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Fitbit CEO drops some details on the Pebble acquisition

It’s been a few days since the dust settled around the Fitbit/Pebble acquisition, and we were left with one less smartwatch manufacturer in the market. What we didn’t get out of the buyout, however, is what Fitbit was planning on doing with the assets that it acquired from the now-defunct Pebble. Pebble made smartwatches first […]

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Samsung wants to bring text messaging into the 21st century with acquisition of RCS

Samsung has acquired a Rich Communications Services business from NewNet, essentially allowing the company to make text messaging a lot more like using Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.

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