Rumor: Steve Jobs eyes Sony acquisition

Is the venerable Steve Jobs and his trusty band of acolytes plotting a hostile takeover or acquisition of Sony with Club Cupertino’s $51 billion war chest?

Travel companies set up lobbying group to fight Google/ITA deal

Several online travel companies have teamed up to fight Google's proposed acquisition of ITA Software.

Deal creates world's biggest mobile social games company

Japan's DeNA - maker of the mobile-only Mobage social game - is to buy ngmoco, creating what the companies say will be the biggest mobile social games company in the world.

Deal creates world's biggest mobile social games company

Japan's DeNA - maker of the mobile-only Mobage social game - is to buy ngmoco, creating what the companies say will be the biggest mobile social games company in the world.

TechCrunch joins AOL 'for its software engineers'

As predicted, AOL yesterday announced that it's to buy TechCrunch, the technology blog founded by Michael Arrington, in a deal believed to be worth around $25 million.

AOL could announce TechCrunch acquisition today

AOL is about to buy TechCrunch, the online blogging network founded by the cuddly Michael Arrington, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Google to add Like.com to its pockets for $100 million

The latest company to be blessed with a Google acquisition is Like.com, an intriguing website specializing in "visual search," a technology Google has been toying with for years.

Facebook buys a $10 million search company

Facebook has acquired online search company Chai Labs for $10 million, in one of the social networking site's more confusing buyout deals to date.

Google continues buying binge with Jambool

Not even a week after acquiring social gaming company Slide.com, Google has reportedly made a deal to purchase Jambool, a largely unknown startup focused on the niche market of virtual currency.

Google acquires MetaWeb because it can

Behind the scenes of the top search engine must really be boring, as there's a team of technicians that do nothing but work on improving Google search results. And now there's a whole new company in its arsenal to add to that.

With HP-Palm deal finished, a WebOS tablet confirmed

On the heels of announcing that it had dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's on its buyout of Palm, HP confirmed that its upcoming Slate media tablet will run on Palm's WebOS operating system.

Google gets into travel search business with ITA acquisition

Google is buying flight information software provider ITA Software, aiming to sew up the flight information search business the way it dominates general search.

Amazon snaps up Deal of the Day - Woot

In what has to be the best explanation to staff ever, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge has announced that the company is to be taken over by Amazon.

Google pockets 3D desktop developer

"More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops." That's the mission statement from a start-up company that received the ultimate dream: a buyout from Google.

Google acquires Web gadget firm Labpixies

The latest company in Google's portfolio comes all the way from Tel Aviv. The online search giant has picked up Israel-based Labpixies for a reported $25 million.

Twitter buys another mobile start-up, Cloudhopper

Twitter is starting to go on a mobile acquisition binge, as for the second time in one month it has bought out a start-up developer that specializes in mobile messaging.

Palm 'looking for a buyer' - HTC and Lenovo in the frame

Palm has put itself up for sale and is actively looking for bids this week, according to Bloomberg.

Google buys Episodic to beef up YouTube

Google has acquired online video hosting platform Episodic, the latest move in its YouTube-related buying spree.

Nokia acquires mobile browser company Novarra

Nokia announced Friday that it has acquires Novarra, a mobile software company that has previously provided products to Palm, Motorola, Samsung, and other manufacturers that are now competitors.

Sony buys LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule

Sony has acquired game development studio Media Molecule, a start-up company that brought mounds of success to the Playstation 3 with its first title, LittleBigPlanet.