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AT&T throws cold water on European acquisitions

Chief Financial Officer John Stephens says "the window of opportunity for owning assets is closing," and says AT&T will focus more on the US, including expanding its GigaPower fiber service.

By Mar. 12, 2014


Gobbling Google: The search giant's biggest acquisitions (pictures)

With Google's recent purchase of Nest, we look at other big buys that have expanded Google's footprint way beyond the search engine.

9 Images By Jan. 13, 2014


Microsoft acquisitions: Its biggest hits and misses

Microsoft has spent a fortune snatching up other companies, and just dropped a cool $7.2 billion on Nokia's phone unit. Here's a look back on the company's biggest hits and misses in the risky acquisition game.

By Sep. 3, 2013


Yahoo reportedly eyeing two more acquisitions

The company has contact app provider Xobni and video app maker Qwiki in its sights, according to AllThings D.

By Jun. 18, 2013


The Disney Way with acquisitions

Disney's track record with blockbuster buyouts is nothing short of magical. How will Lucasfilm fare? Ben Parr weighs in.

By Oct. 30, 2012


Samsung looks to acquisitions to better take on Apple, Google

Company aims to bolster content for its mobile devices by shopping for software companies, particularly those offering mobile music services, report says.

By Sep. 28, 2012


AT&T eyes smaller spectrum acquisitions

AT&T likely became gun-shy after the T-Mobile deal collapsed. The company remains mum on Verizon's spectrum.

By Apr. 24, 2012


Serial acquisitions vs. serial innovation

Big IT vendors have been gobbling up players of all sizes, but is the future in acquisitions or innovation?

By Nov. 8, 2011


Zattikka sets sights on Zynga with developer acquisitions

The social-gaming company says that it has completed its acquisition of Hattrick Holdings, Sneaky Games, and Concept Art House.

By Apr. 16, 2012


IBM's acquisitions and strategy for 2011 (Q&A)

Steve Mills, IBM software and hardware chief, sits down with CNET to discuss Big Blue's acquisition strategy for 2011.

By Dec. 9, 2010