ARM acquires Stream Technologies to connect the internet of things

Chip design company ARM has acquired Stream Technologies to provide improved connectivity for internet of things (IoT) devices. IoT is ramping up as once-dumb everyday objects become smart and connected, and ARM wants to provide the chip and hardware infrastructure to make everything work together seamlessly. Stream Technologies will help ARM do th…Read More

Sony Picks Up Jason Reitman’s Upcoming Film, Neon Acquires ‘Border’

Juno and Up in the Air director Jason Reitman‘s new movie Tully hit theaters only about a week ago, but the director has already locked down worldwide distribution for his next movie, a political drama called The Front Runner that stars Hugh Jackman. Meanwhile, the relatively new distribution company Neon – which has distributed movies like […]

BlaBlaCar acquires French urban carpooling startup Less

French ride-sharing giant BlaBlaCar has acquired Less, a Paris-headquartered carpooling app that launched in beta just four months ago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BlaBlaCar is one of France’s most heavily funded startups, having raked in more than $ 330 million since its inception back in 2006 from big-name backers such as Accel […]

Uber acquires electric bicycle-sharing startup Jump Bikes

(Reuters) — Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies said on Monday it has agreed to buy electric bicycle service Jump Bikes, allowing Uber to offer U.S. passengers an alternative to cars and further consolidating the crowded bike-sharing industry. Jump is a dockless electric bike service that has rolled out in San Francisco, where it has 250 b…Read More

MoviePass Acquires Moviefone, Lifts Ban of Popular AMC Theaters

After making a deal just last week with Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theaters, MoviePass is back in the news again. The movie theater subscription service and its owner, Helios & Matheson, have acquired Moviefone, an entertainment brand that’s been around since the late 1980s. Plus, MoviePass has lifted its ban of popular AMC theater locations in […]

Shout! Factory Acquires Roger Corman’s Library of 270 B-Movies

Shout! Factory has snapped up the rights to 270 films from B-movie master Roger Corman. This deal will enable Shout! Factory to not only redistribute the films on Blu-ray, but also reboot certain titles into new films. Time for the million dollar Slumber Party Massacre reboot! More on the Shout! Factory Roger Corman Library deal below. […]

Jam City acquires Brainz, the makers of award-winning indie World War Doh

Jam City is expanding its mobile game horizons by acquiring the assets of Brainz, a Bogota, Colombia-based mobile game developer and maker of the upcoming action strategy game, World War Doh. Brainz’s creative team has joined Los Angeles-based Jam City and will continue to carry out the development of World War Doh. Jam City has […]

Finland acquires stake in Nokia

(Reuters) – Finland’s government investment arm Solidium has acquired a 3.3 percent stake in Nokia at a cost of about 844 million euros ($ 1.04 billion) to strengthen Finnish influence over the telecom network gear maker. “We believe that this will be a good investment. One must remember that Nokia is Finland’s largest company and […]

McAfee acquires VPN provider TunnelBear

McAfee has announced that it has acquired Canada-based virtual private network (VPN) company TunnelBear. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2011, Toronto-based TunnelBear has gained a solid reputation for its fun, cross-platform VPN app that uses quirky bear-burrowing animations to bring online privacy to the masses. The company claims around 20 million have […]

PrecisionHawk acquires Droners and AirVid to create a massive network of licensed drone pilots

PrecisionHawk has announced a duo of acquisitions as the commercial drone company looks to build the biggest network of commercially licensed drone pilots in the U.S. Founded out of Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010, PrecisionHawk supplies drones, software, and services for companies to put unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to use across numerous industries such as insurance […]