Tesla Motors is Now Just Tesla

As tweeted by CNBC, Tesla Motors has today announced their name change to, simply, Tesla Inc. Sure, the company is known for making cars of the future, but the change better reflects other efforts they're making such as solar energy, home batteries, and more which don't concern vehicles. One major indication that a change like … Continue reading Tesla Motors is Now Just Tesla

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Apple Q1 2017 Earnings: iPhone Shatters Records, Revenue Up to $78.4B

Apple today announced their earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2017. A live stream of the earnings call associated with the report confirmed that the company collected a record $78.4 billion in revenue this quarter alone, with a fresh record of iPhone sales being set thanks to high demand for larger iPhone models. … Continue reading Apple Q1 2017 Earnings: iPhone Shatters Records, Revenue Up to $78.4B

Microsoft’s CEO is Joining Starbucks’ Board of Directors

Via a press release today, Starbucks announced that they've nominated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to join their board of directors. After soon-to-be-ex CEO Howard Schultz (the guy who's credited for bringing a modern, technology-focused approach to Starbucks locations everywhere) is replaced this April after submitting his resignation, the coffee chain will need someone to lead … Continue reading Microsoft’s CEO is Joining Starbucks’ Board of Directors

Fitbit Officially Acquires Pebble for the Sake of Software

Several reports this week claimed that Fitbit would acquire Pebble, and today both companies confirmed that the acquisition will happen. This deal, however, only includes the software assets of Pebble. The acquisition does not include hardware. There are no confirmed details of the deal, which is supposed to be around $40 million. The official statement does … Continue reading Fitbit Officially Acquires Pebble for the Sake of Software

Donald Trump Said He’ll Block AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner and Split Up Comcast & NBC

On the campaign trail, it's all about saying stuff supporters will feed off of. Whether it be making fun of your opponent or opposing a current event, whatever it takes to get someone's vote, you'll likely do it. So obviously, president-elect Donal Trump tried this when he said back in October that he'd block AT&T's … Continue reading Donald Trump Said He’ll Block AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner and Split Up Comcast & NBC

Official: AT&T Acquires Time Warner for $85 Billion

This evening, word came in via The Wall Street Journal that AT&T, one of the biggest US carriers, has officially acquired Time Warner for $85 billion. This means that all sub-companies, services, and departments like CNN, Warner Bros., HBO, and more all now belong to AT&T, making the carrier one of the largest media companies … Continue reading Official: AT&T Acquires Time Warner for $85 Billion

Samsung Has Acquired Viv, the Next AI Assistant from the Makers of Siri

Samsung has announced via a press release that they've agreed to acquire AI startup Viv Labs, a company founded by the creators of Apple's personal assistant Siri. This move will open the door for more serious artificial intelligence progression under Samsung's roof to take place and ultimately build onto the strength's of the company. Back in … Continue reading Samsung Has Acquired Viv, the Next AI Assistant from the Makers of Siri

Report: Twitter Looking for Third Party Acquisition, Google and Salesforce.com Interested

According to a new report by CNBC, Twitter is looking for a larger company to acquire them and hopefully add them to another's list of services. The site quotes sources when saying "the ailing social media company moved closer to being sold" today after shares surged when the news broke. A formal bid may be in … Continue reading Report: Twitter Looking for Third Party Acquisition, Google and Salesforce.com Interested