Microsoft’s planned $26.2 billion cash acquisition of LinkedIn is a whopper in an industry known for mega transactions. The deal, which was announced this morning and is expected to close later this year after receiving shareholder approval, represents a 50 percent premium over LinkedIn’s closing stock price last week. It is by far the biggest acquisition in Microsoft’s history, more than triple the $8.5 billion that Microsoft paid for Skype in May 2011. But how does the deal rank in the overall tech industry? Well, it depends on how you define it. According to this chart from Business Insider, Microsoft’s… Read More
Doesn’t matter if Internet users are logged into Facebook or not.
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don’t do it. You’ll be better off paying the extra cash.
Volvo wanted to sell diesels in the United States, but it couldn’t match VW’s TDI engine in terms of fuel economy, emissions, and performance, and its engineers couldn’t understand why. Now we know.
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Online real estate companies are increasingly looking to be one-stop shops for information about neighborhoods where people might want to live. Trulia, part of Seattle-based Zillow Group, added another tool to the mix on Thursday with the debut of Rent Near Transit, a search filter that helps people find rentals near rapid transit stations in select cities. Trulia is rolling out the tool for renters who are looking near the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Boston T, Chicago L, New York Subway, Philadelphia SEPTA, and Washington, D.C. Metro transit systems. The tool finds rental listings within a 15-minute walk of the transit systems in those six cities and will also list median… Read More
Unfortunately, there is no method for eliminating bad reboots.
The next season of Game of Thrones already has its directors. The Ghostbusters have an arsenal of new weapons. Star Trek’s new alien ally gets her Riker on. Plus… more! Let the spoilers into your heart.
Haven’t you heard? The Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and you can save $40 on yours if you buy it refurbished from Woot, an Amazon subsidiary.
If there was any doubt about the future of virtual reality, put it to rest now. HTC has formed the world’s biggest VR venture capital group, with a combined $10 billion of deployable capital which should help fund huge advances in VR technology.
Hate visiting a Web page and being inundated with animations you didn’t want to play? Here’s how to stop the GIFs!