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After rough 2014, Samsung eyes growth and acquisitions

Samsung has a hefty $56 billion in cash, but dividends may not be a priority. For 2015, its investor relations chief says, "our primary objective is growth."

By 18 February 2015


Lenovo reportedly axing its Vibe brand of smartphones

Reports out of China indicate that Lenovo is closing the door on its Vibe series of phones to consolidate its product offerings.

By 26 November 2015


Silicon Valley's big acquisition mantra: Buy it, leave it alone

As tech giants try to figure out their place in the future, they're giving more autonomy to founders of companies they've swallowed up.

By 25 January 2015


Fossil to buy fitness band maker Misfit for $260 million

Misfit will help the traditional watchmaker better compete with Apple and Fitbit in the smart-fitness category.

By 13 November 2015


The 404 Show 1,637: Japan's Star Wars trailer, Candy Crush maker sells for $5.9B, remembering iPod 1 (show notes)

Russ and Jeff check out Japan's Star Wars trailer, discuss Activision's $5.9B King Digital acquisition, remember the first iPod, uncover the mystery of the Boston Garden Monkey and so much more on this week's show.

By 7 November 2015


Apple Music is for 'everyone,' even Android users

Apple unleashes its first service on Android, the software that runs most of the world's mobile gadgets that aren't iPhones.

By 11 November 2015


Twitter next up to tap emerging markets with ZipDial acquisition

ZipDial lets consumers make a phone call and then instantly start receiving marketing promotions via text, voice, and app notifications. This is designed to appeal to people with limited or no Internet access.

By 21 January 2015


Candy Crush gets consumed and BlackBerry's back (CNET UK podcast 456 show notes)

With a slide-out keyboard and Android on board, the BlackBerry Priv has stolen Andy's heart. Meanwhile VW's woes deepen and Activision invests in mobile games.

By 7 November 2015


Yes, says Michael Dell, even a $67B takeover is a risk worth taking

The planned megamerger with EMC shows Dell's willingness to make bold moves in an era when old-guard computing companies are scrambling to adapt.

By 4 November 2015


Kabam expands with TapZen and Magic Pixel Games acquisitions

The purchases bring former Zynga executive Mike Verdu on as an executive ahead of eventual public offering.

By 13 January 2015