RIM Buys NewBay for Undisclosed Sum
Research In Motion today confirmed that it has agreed to purchase NewBay for an undisclosed sum. Ireland-based NewBay is a white-label provider of mobile content services, such as social networking, photo, and video tools, to wireless network operators. RIM indicated that the purchase will be immaterial to its financial standing, though the deal has yet to close.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
PayPal Purchases Paydiant to Improve Mobile Payments
PayPal today said it has agreed to acquire Paydiant for an undisclosed sum. Paydiant creates the underlying payment mechanisms used by apps such as Subway and Capital One so people can pay for goods and services within those applications.
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Nokia Networks today announced its intent to acquire Eden Rock Communications for an undisclosed sum. Eden Rock pioneered self-organizing networks (SON) technology for mobile broadband operators.
Apple Has Acquired Shazam
Apple today announced that it has acquired Shazam, the song-identifying service, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first revealed last week in a report from TechCrunch.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.