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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


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


Chasing the Silicon Valley dream is harder than you'd think

The CNET News team ventured out this summer to see how the world's innovation hot spots compared with the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we learned during Road Trip 2015.

By September 27, 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


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


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


Verizon said to be kicking the tires on AOL acquisition

Merger could boost the wireless operator's video offerings, according to Bloomberg.

By January 5, 2015


Android Wear to rise as smart wearables surge

Market researcher IDC forecasts a boom in sales of wearable devices, especially smart ones, with Google's Android Wear gear gaining ground on the Apple Watch.

By September 14, 2015


Comcast may be chatting with new-media firms to snag younger users

The cable giant is eyeing acquisitions and investments in the land of new media as a way to win over younger people who don't watch as much traditional TV, says the Wall Street Journal.

By July 24, 2015