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SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Pandora has largely been overshadowed by Spotify in the world of music streaming, but it's still alive and kicking. Back in August, Pandora Premium support was finally added to Google Assistant, and T-Mobile began giving customers a year of Pandora Plus. Now the company has been acquired in an all-stock transaction by SiriusXM, valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

If you're not familiar with SiriusXM, it's a broadcasting company primarily known for its satellite radio stations.

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SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Intel reportedly looking to buy Broadcom, which is trying to take over Qualcomm

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Despite being de facto leader of processors for desktops and laptops, Intel never made a large impression in the smartphone SoC market. The company spent around $10 billion attempting to compete with Qualcomm and other companies, but ultimately gave up in 2016. According to The Wall Street Journal, Intel is reportedly looking into purchasing Broadcom, assuming Broadcom's hostile takeover of Qualcomm works out.

Back in November, Broadcom attempted to purchase Qualcomm, in what would be the single largest takeover of a chipmaker ever.

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Intel reportedly looking to buy Broadcom, which is trying to take over Qualcomm was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple confirms it is buying Shazam

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Last week, a report from TechCrunch claimed that Apple was about to buy Shazam for an unknown amount. For the unacquainted, Shazam is a music-detection app, but the company behind it has been looking into AR and other technologies Apple could be interested in. The buyout has now been confirmed by Apple in a public announcement.

"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS.

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Apple confirms it is buying Shazam was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Shazam reportedly about to be purchased by Apple

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Shazam was one of the first third-party applications available on the iPhone, as it launched in 2008 alongside the iOS App Store. Later that year, it arrived on Android, and it has continued to maintain a strong userbase. According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple could be looking to buy Shazam as soon as Monday.

If you're not familiar with the app, it uses your phone's microphone to listen to music currently playing, and give you information about it (and links to buy it).

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Shazam reportedly about to be purchased by Apple was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

JRummy Apps, maker of various root tools, has been purchased by Maple Media

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Those of you who like to root and mod your phones have probably heard of JRummy Apps. Probably best known for its Root Browser and ROM Toolbox apps, JRummy has been a staple of the Android enthusiast community for many years now. It's now been purchased by a company that specializes in app acquisitions called Maple Media.

Even if you can't specifically recall the name "JRummy," it's not implausible that you've come across the developer's before.

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JRummy Apps, maker of various root tools, has been purchased by Maple Media was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Verizon out-bids AT&T for Straight Path Communications, will pay $3.1 billion for more 5G spectrum

Friday, May 12th, 2017

United States carriers are spending big bucks to acquire more wireless spectrum, especially with 5G on the horizon. T-Mobile recently won a bidding war for a large chunk of the 600Mhz spectrum, and AT&T was preparing to buy Straight Path Commutations last month. However, it turns out that Verizon will be buying Straight Path instead, after winning a bidding war against AT&T.

Straight Path Communications is a spectrum asset company, who owns licences for some of the 39GHz and 28GHz bands.

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Verizon out-bids AT&T for Straight Path Communications, will pay $3.1 billion for more 5G spectrum was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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