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Twitter Acquires Short Video Service – Vine

on January 25, 2013 | Twitter | Comments (0)
Twitter Acquires Short Video Service - Vine

In an interesting move, Twitter has acquired a short video service application called Vine. Vine is an iOS application and allows you to embed a short 6 second or less video in your tweets, and also the option to send to Facebook. The app is also integrated with Foursquare so you can check-in with any […]

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Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 Billion

on April 10, 2012 | Facebook Instagram | Comments (2)
Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that Facebook will be purchasing photo social network, Instragram for $1 billion USD. This looks to be a talent purchase, but Facebook is going to continue running the Instagram service and will still allow users to post photos to the other social networks like Twitter, Flickr etc. Instagram has 10 […]

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Oracle Suing Google Over Android OS

Oracle Suing Google Over Android OS

Oracle Corporation is suing Google over the Android Operating System. It is claimed that Google has infringed on Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property patents, that Oracle purchase in the Sun Microsystems acquisition. The Java code is also copyrighted and Oracle is saying Google never paid a license to use the software. Oracle is requesting monetary compensation […]

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More Google Admob acquisition details revealed

on June 19, 2010 | Admob Google | Comments (0)
More Google Admob acquisition details revealed

More details have emerged about Google’s acquisition of the mobile advertising network AdMob. We aleady know the Google purchased Admob for US$750 million in stock and cash – but what was the exact split? The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have released details that Google sold $530 million in stock, indicating that Admob investors […]

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Google to fight FTC if AdMob deal blocked

on May 19, 2010 | Apple Google | Comments (0)
Google to fight FTC if AdMob deal blocked

Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said his company is prepared to fight the U.S. government if the FTC blocks their acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob. A decision is expected in a few weeks from the FTC. Google purchase Admob in November 2009 for US$750 million. Apple was also throwing up and offer but Google […]

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