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Justice Department files appeal to block Time Warner-AT&T merger

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

AT&T's landmark deal to acquire Time Warner might not be sailing through the courts after all. After getting approval for the deal in June, the US Justice Department has filed documents to appeal the decision, threatening to up-end AT&T's next big expansion.

In June, US District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the deal was legal, but he went a step further and opted to impose no conditions on the deal. That's unusual for a merger of this scale.

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Justice Department files appeal to block Time Warner-AT&T merger was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Project Loon and Wing become full-fledged Alphabet companies

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

As part of Google's big 2015 reorganization, many of the divisions tucked away inside Google became their own companies under the Alphabet umbrella. For example, the Google X's self-driving car project became Waymo. Now, two more wacky former Google projects are getting the same opportunity. Project Wing and Loon are both becoming Alphabet businesses.

Loon is Google's attempt to bring internet access to underserved areas via high-altitude balloons (see above). This project has been operating for several years, but only on a limited basis.

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Project Loon and Wing become full-fledged Alphabet companies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sonos files for IPO to become a public company

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Speaker maker Sonos has filed paperwork in the US to become a publicly traded company. The company plans to join the Nasdaq under the symbol SONO. It didn't specify an initial list price for shares, but it used a placeholder value of $100 million. That could go up or down as we get closer to the sale.

The company's S-1 filing offers our first detailed look at how Sonos speakers are selling.

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Sonos files for IPO to become a public company was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Browser maker Opera plans to go public in the US

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Opera has been making browsers and other apps for years, and now it's taking the next step. Opera has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, hoping to raise around $115 million. However, that number could change as we get closer to the IPO.

Opera says in its filing that it does turn a profit every year. The Opera VPN service shut down recently, but its other apps make money in a few ways.

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Browser maker Opera plans to go public in the US was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Browser maker Opera plans to go public in the US

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Opera has been making browsers and other apps for years, and now it's taking the next step. Opera has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, hoping to raise around $115 million. However, that number could change as we get closer to the IPO.

Opera says in its filing that it does turn a profit every year. The Opera VPN service shut down recently, but its other apps make money in a few ways.

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Browser maker Opera plans to go public in the US was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC will fire 1,500 workers in Taiwan—almost a quarter of its workforce

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

HTC was the first manufacturer to produce Android devices, and it continued as a top-tier OEM even after the platform caught on. But that was then, and this is now. HTC has struggled to compete with the likes of Samsung and Huawei, shedding workers year after year. Now, HTC will cut 1,500 jobs in Taiwan, which represents almost a quarter of its remaining workforce.

To understand how far HTC has fallen, you need only look at the number of employees it had a few years ago.

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HTC will fire 1,500 workers in Taiwan—almost a quarter of its workforce was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google announces strategic partnership with Chinese online retailer JD.com

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Chinese market is notoriously difficult for American businesses to thrive in, and that's as true in technology as in any other industry. Google is clearly keen to increase its standing there, however, and has just announced a new partnership with one of the country's largest online retailers.

JD.com is a Fortune Global 500 company and China's biggest e-commerce site by revenue, making it a perfect match for such a partnership. Google is going to invest $550 million in the retailer, hoping to combine its strengths in technology with JD's supply chain and logistics expertise and reach new customers in the world's second-fastest growing economy.

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Google announces strategic partnership with Chinese online retailer JD.com was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Merger complete] Judge rules in favor of $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

News of a proposed AT&T takeover of media giant Time Warner has been rumbling along for almost two years now. Donald Trump promised to contest the deal if he was voted into office, and sure enough, the Justice Department sued in an attempt to block the deal on antitrust grounds.

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[Update: Merger complete] Judge rules in favor of $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Judge rules in favor of $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

News of a proposed AT&T takeover of media giant Time Warner has been rumbling along for almost two years now. Donald Trump promised to contest the deal if he was voted into office, and sure enough, the Justice Department sued in an attempt to block the deal on antitrust grounds. The lawsuit has now been rejected by a District Court judge, allowing the deal to go ahead without any further conditions.

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Judge rules in favor of $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

G Suite integrations for Hangouts Meet and Calendar offer new compatibility with Skype, Cisco, and more

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

 

 

One of the key issues facing any business is making sure the technology and services you use facilitate easy collaboration, both internally and externally. Thanks to new integrations in Hangouts Meet and Google Calendar, G Suite users should find it easier than ever to have meetings with users of other platforms.

Hangouts Meet is gaining new compatibility with existing video conferencing systems like Polycom and Cisco, and a partnership with Pexip will allow teams using other equipment to join a Meet call too.

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G Suite integrations for Hangouts Meet and Calendar offer new compatibility with Skype, Cisco, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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