Chalk in another acquisition for Microsoft. The company has purchased startup software firm LiveLoop, which developed a popular PowerPoint plugin. Of the same name. LiveLoop turned presentations into web optimized files that could be accessed via a URL. And while details of the agreement are yet to be provided, it is...

Microsoft had a perfectly fine quarter in mobile, moving 10.5 million Lumia handsets, but guess which company found even bigger success. Nokia recorded a massive increase in profits. The company reported €3.8 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of the year to go with €470 million in net profit, which should...

Redmond has just officially confirmed the purchase of Acompli, a cross-platform email solution. It offers the option of combining email and calendar in one app, among other things. According to reports, the deal is worth north of $200 million. The email application connects with Outlook and Google email services, and...

Chinese electronics giant TCL is going places. The company has reportedly put HTC on its shopping list, and this is a story that is sure to make HTC fans stop and take notice. TCL may not be a household name, but the company has already successful made one major mobile acquisition. It acquired Alcatel back in 2011,...

Microsoft buys Minecraft, or rather, the company has officially completed the purchase of Mojang, the developer behind the hit game. After heavy rumors these past few days, we now have it official. The global phenomenon started first started as an alpha project on the PC, has quickly found success on pretty much all...

In news about (almost) billion dollar buyouts today we have the confirmation that Amazon acquires Twitch, the video game streaming community for $970 million. The Twitch.tv saga now ends with both companies having officially sealed the deal. Now, this move may come as a surprise to some — many, in fact. Microsoft was...

Redmond recently closed the books on its Nokia acquisition, finalizing the purchase of the Finnish company’s devices and services unit. But the purchase gave rise to many a question. A few were answered when the deal officially closed, but plenty still remain — details like licensing the brand name of Nokia, and...

Strategic purchases. These are quickly becoming the norm in the technology industry these days, with several such buyouts completed in the past few years. And now we have reports of another one in the making. Twitch, the popular video game streaming service, is in the news currently with rumors of an upcoming buyout....

Redmond have just announced that the anticipated takeover deal has been successfully completed. The companies finally got all the necessary approvals from the regulatory agencies across the globe. Microsoft can now implement Nokia’s devices and services unit into its own business. The press release from Nokia states...

Some more official news heading our way, then. Microsoft have just confirmed that their purchase of the devices and services unit of mobile phone maker Nokia is to be completed this month. April 25 to be precise, as in this coming Friday. The $7.2 billion deal was announced all the way back in September 2013, but...