The start-up behind the Nextbit Robin Android smartphone has been acquired by gaming specialist Razer. Nextbit’s team will join Razer as a result of the deal.
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The smartwatch manufacturer Pebble is to stop making hardware with immediate effect, after some of the company’s assets were acquired by Fitbit, the company behind a number of popular activity trackers. As part of the deal, many of Pebble’s staff, as well as intellectual property relating to software and firmware, will be transferred to Fitbit.
Just two days ago when Google launched its latest hardware, the search engine giant was clear that its future would be defined by artificial intelligence. This has been followed by significant news from Samsung, announcing an agreement to acquire of Viv Labs.
Samsung is to go head-to-head with Google, Microsoft and Amazon, through the acquisition of cloud computing company Joyent. Since its launch in 2004, Joyent has secured some notable clients, including the social platform Storify.
Samsung has been linked with a takeover of Nuance, a leading voice recognition company. Not only has Nuance developed technology that would be attractive to Samsung, it also has a long list of well known clients across a number of industries.
Yahoo has continued its strategy of acquiring exciting start-ups with the purchase of Android launcher Aviate, with an investment that could prove significant. Launchers are the primary interface through which users experience Android, and Aviate offers a radically different proposition to its rivals.