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Foxconn, Apple ponder buyout of Sharp LCD display business

Foxconn has proposed the buyout, which would give Sharp the chance to offload a failing unit.

By September 24, 2015


Walmart doubles down on China with e-commerce buyout

The mega retailer takes full ownership of China-based Yihaodian, an online marketplace that sells food, home goods, electronics and more.

By July 23, 2015


Buyout puts supersecure Blackphone in one company's hands

The security-obsessed company called Silent Circle is now solely in control of its phone for encrypted communications. It has also raised $50 million and will announce new devices next week.

By February 27, 2015


AT&T set to announce DirecTV buyout?

"The deal is done" and will be announced Sunday, says a report. The purported buy is thought to carry a $50B price tag.

By May 17, 2014


SoftBank targets broadband to justify T-Mobile buyout -- report

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will reportedly argue that having a strong third mobile carrier will help even the playing field for in-home broadband.

By March 10, 2014


What Comcast's buyout of Time Warner Cable means for you (FAQ)

The $45 billion deal has the potential to shake up the pay-TV business -- or does it? CNET explains how it affects you.

By February 14, 2014


How will Sprint's Framily fare against T-Mobile's ETF buyout?

Sprint has its hopes pinned on its friends and family plan as the rest of the wireless carriers pile up on incentives to switch.

By February 11, 2014


Amidst Microsoft buyout, Nokia still trucking to mobile shows

Although Microsoft will soon own the business, Nokia will announce...something...at February's Mobile World Congress phone show. The question is, will anyone care?

By January 23, 2014


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


8 of our favorite smartphone highs and lows of 2014

CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.

By December 12, 2014