Nokia’s HERE to buy VC-backed Medio Systems

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Nokia subsidiary HERE is planning on buying Medio Systems. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Seattle, Medio Systems is a provider of predictive analytics for mobile applications. Its backers included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partnership, Accel Partners and Frazier Technology Ventures.

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peHUB First Read

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

Click through for this morning’s First Read to find out about what’s happening in Lat AM, how to set the right goals for your future and Facebook’s secret strength.

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EQT Gets Nokia Vertu Deal

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

EQT VI is to acquire Vertu Corporation, a luxury mobile phone business, from Nokia. UK-based Vertu was founded by Nokia in 1998. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed. PRESS RELEASE EQT VI has agreed to acquire Vertu Corporation (“Vertu” or the “Company”), the global leader in luxury mobile phones, from Nokia. Founded by Nokia in […]

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peHUB First Read

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

As you sit down with your coffee this morning click on First Read to find out about EQT’s Vertu deal, Esprit’s takeover talks, Nokia’s firing spree and why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter.

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Poll Results: Roughly 56% Think RIM Will Go On the Block

By Luisa Beltran — 4 years ago

The big surprise of yesterday’s poll was how predictable it turned out.

On Thursday, we asked you which smartphone maker would likely be bought next. The choices were RIM, HTC and Nokia. There’s been lots of speculation that RIM’s problems–poor earnings, layoffs and its inability to make the Blackberry Playbook a healthy competitor to Apple’s iPad–make it a likely takeover target. Apparently, many of our readers agree. Nearly 56% said they expect RIM to be the next smartphone maker to get sold.

HTC, in another surprise, came in second with 22.6% (this surprises me because HTC seems more like a buyer than a seller but I could very easily be wrong). And Nokia wound up third with 21%.

We also asked for some write-in candidates. There were mentions of Samsung as well as Nortel Networks (one jokester even suggested the iPhone would go up for sale. I doubt this but maybe this person knows something we don’t).

Till next week.

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