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Expedia's $1.3B acquisition of rival Orbitz wins US approval

Antitrust officials close six-month investigation, finding no competitive harm coming from a merger of the two online travel-booking companies.

By September 16, 2015


Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


Project Apollo Archive posts thousands of Apollo space mission photos online

Each Apollo astronaut was equipped with a specially modified Hasselblad camera, resulting in thousands of iconic space images that are now collated in one place.

By October 5, 2015


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 February 17, 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 January 24, 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 January 20, 2015


Sony gives PlayStation VR a hand by acquiring gesture-tracking tech

Sony has purchased Softkinetic, a company known for making depth sensors for virtual and augmented reality technology.

By October 8, 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 January 13, 2015


Apple Pay is coming to Starbucks, Apple exec says

The head of Apple Pay says the coffee shop will start piloting the mobile payments service this year and roll it out to about 7,500 stores next year. It's also heading for KFC and Chili's.

By October 8, 2015


Monster sues Apple's Beats over headphones acquisition

The line of high-end headphones, which Monster helped develop, was "fraudulently acquired" through a "sham" transaction, according to the lawsuit.

By January 6, 2015