Acquisition

  • Melbourne-based Podcast service Omny Studio acquired by US-based Triton Digital

    Podcasting is an absolute juggernaut, educating and entertaining millions across the world. The platform offers a dramatic difference over traditional radio and TV formats, empowering long-form content, with many podcasts stretching more than an hour and some as much as 2-3 hours. As Podcasting grew up over the last...
  • Foxtel Play starts at just $10 per month from Dec, Presto is dead

    It seems Foxtel have discovered Aussies like like cheaper streaming options. Of all the IPTV offerings, Foxtel play has always been the most expensive of the mix, but after dropping from an entry price of $50 to $25 per month, the service will now start at $10pm. Foxtel today confirmed the...
  • Verizon steals Yahoo for just US$4.8 Billion

    Yahoo is 22 years old. Yahoo has around 10,000 employees and last year made US$4.96 billion in revenue. Yahoo is being acquired for just US$4.8 Billion (A$6.4B). On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo! who rose through the ranks at Google engineering and was supposed to...
  • SoftBank to acquire ARM for A$42.3 Billion

    Inside your phone is very likely a mobile processor that runs an ARM architecture. This technology has driven mobile devices in recent years  to the point where more than 15 billion of them shipped with in 2015 alone. Today, one of the largest technology acquisitions has been announced, with Japanese-based...
  • Tesla’s purchase of Solar City could have big green impacts in Australia

    To be a Tesla family now, you’d have a garage full of cars loaded with lithium-ion batteries, but an acquisition of Solar City could see Tesla families add Tesla Energy solar panels to their roof and a Tesla Powerwall to the wall. Overnight Tesla announced plans to buy Solar City, who are America’s #1...
  • Why Microsoft bought a lot more than a keyboard with SwiftKey

    Microsoft’s Technology and Research division have made their first acquision, SwiftKey. The company is best known for their Android and iOS apps, which have amassed hundreds of millions of users. When the news first broke, many failed to understand why Microsoft would by a 3rd party keyboard app. Microsoft...
  • TPG plans to acquire iiNet for $1.4 Billion

    Australia’s ISP landscape is set to change dramatically after an announcement to the stock market that TPG plans to acquire iiNet. The deal is worth a massive A$1.4 Billion. This price tag equates to $8.60 per share, a $1.80 premium of the current $6.80. This number is higher than...
  • BlackBerry stock up almost 30% on report of Samsung acquisition

      Blackberry stock has jumped almost 30% this morning with a report from Reuters that Samsung Electronics are looking to acquire them. The report says Samsung are most interested in BlackBerry’s patent portfolio, sourcing ‘people familiar with the matter’. The talks are reported to be as advanced as Samsung...
  • GoDaddy acquires Media Temple, internet hates it

    With 225 employees, 125,000 customers and more than 1.5 million websites in over 100 countries, Media Temple is one of the largest web hosts on the internet. Today they announced they’ve been acquired by GoDaddy. Demian Sellfors, CEO and Co-founder of Media Temple says the company will remain independent,...