The travel giant will pay $103 per share for the restaurant-reservation site -- a massive premium over its closing price of $70.43 on Thursday.
As with the original flagship, Samsung is counting on the midrange phone's fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor, and extra apps to stand out.
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A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
Microsoft's Xbox One is headed to India, Japan, Israel, and elsewhere -- especially across a broad swath of Europe.
Sony's knocked £230 off the RRP of its 26EX553 TV, which is a terrific deal on a great little telly with iPlayer, Netflix and Freeview HD.
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is a new Android phablet coming to the UK, along with the new mid-range Xperia E1.
Sony's rewarding early adopters of its new Xperia Z1 Compact phone with a free SmartWatch 2, its latest connected wristwatch.
The company quickly offers up the $2.6 million to inch closer to having the device banned in the U.S.
The new console has hit 2.1 million sales worldwide, according to Sony.
Unlocked versions of the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phones, along with the Smartwatch 2, are now selling through Sony's U.S. Web site.