Amazon Buys Twitch for Just Under a Billion Dollars

Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 896

We’ll be at the Samsung event in Berlin, Twitch now belongs to Amazon, wearable tech from Ralph Lauren on the tennis court, OTA recording from Tivo, and a great flash for photographers on a budget!

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phone Business… and Stephen Elop with it

Nokia Next Chapter

Normally Labor Day is a day of rest where you spend time with your family. Except for this Labor Day where it is apparently a day of international dealing. Word just broke that Microsoft is buying the devices and services arms of its closest device partner, Finnish phone maker Nokia for just a hair under […]

OtterBox Acquires LifeProof

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When you think of rugged cases for mobile devices, you think of two names: OtterBox and LifeProof. Well, those two names are now one. OtterBox has acquired TreeFrog Developments, Inc, the parent company of LifeProof, for an undisclosed price. This move makes a lot of sense with OtterBox being known for rugged cases, like their […]

Sprint Buying Clearwire…uhm, DISH Has Other Ideas.

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In other cellular news, Mid-December looked like Smooth sailing for Softbank’s US subsidiary Sprint as they announced they were buying all of on-again off-again pseudo subsidiary Clearwire.  DISH just threw in a major monkey-wrench from left field, they want to buy Clearwire too for their own cellular aspirations. While Sprint wants the company, DISH wants […]