Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., or SingTel, said Monday that it would pay $321 million to acquire Amobee Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of mobile advertising technology. Amobee has raised venture financing from investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Telefonica, Vodafone, Accel Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital. SingTel is 55% owned by Singapore sovereign investor [...]
You are browsing the archive for Motorola - peHUB.
So what do we call this new entity — assuming Uncle Sam allows the deal to go through? A number of pubs are already calling it Googorola. (TechCrunch may have been the first to use that name.) Our own Mark Boslet thinks Moogle is a better name. That would be apropos if you think the combined company won’t have any magical abilities, like the “muggles” in the Harry Potter books.
Take our quick poll and let us know what you think.
Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.
Consider this. Venture investors put $21.8 billion into 3,277 deals last year. But money going into new funds came to just $12.3 billion, down from $31.2 billion in 2007. Unsustainable on the face of it. So who has the money, and is that money interested in venture? The answer is corporations. And yes, they are [...]
This year is the year of the tablet computer at CES …and the year the war broke out among makers of tablet operating systems. The question I have is whether the chaos and conflict will create opportunities for startups. Most every major consumer electronics vendor has been talking up iPad-like tablets at the nation’s largest [...]
Tablets, tablets and more tablets. A swarm of iPad competitors is what we should expect from this year’s CES, the nation’s largest consumer electronics trade show held this week in Las Vegas. I arrived at the show last night for the opening event, and most vendors seemed singly focused on the expected hockey stick like [...]
Motorola Inc said it will buy venture funded cleantech and home media startup 4Home Inc. The deal’s value was undisclosed. The cell phone giant made the announcement on Wednesday. It said the transaction would close by the end of the year. 4Home of Sunnyvale, Calif., makes software that gives homeowners centralized control over appliances and [...]
Motorola Inc. bought Aloqa GmbH, a Pal Alto, Calif.-based company that develops location-based software and technologies for smartphone users. Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction marks Wellington Partners’ exit from Aloqa.
Motorola (NYSE: MOT) has acquired BitBand Inc., an Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider video-on-demand technology for IPTV. No financial terms were disclosed. BitBand had raised over $9 million in VC funding from Apax Partners, Sequoia Capital, Aviv Venture Capital, the Challenge Fund and Ascend Technology Ventures.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mobile phone maker Motorola Inc (MOT.N) is revisiting its plan to reorganize its business units and as a result, the auction of its home and networks division has slowed down, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Motorola’s board will meet at the end of January to decide [...]
Motorola has agreed to acquire the assets of SecureMedia, a provider of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management. No financial terms were disclosed. SecureMedia had raised over $4 million in VC funding from M/C Venture Partners.