Quality One Wireless Finalizes PCD Acquisition
Quality One Wireless today announced that it has finalized is acquisition of Personal Communications Devices. Quality One made a stalking horse bid for PCD, which declared bankruptcy in order to facilitate the deal, in August. According to Quality One, it paid "in excess of $125 million" for PCD's assets. PCD is responsible for facilitating the relationship between handset designers, handset manufacturers, and Tier 1 carriers in the U.S. Q1W does much the same thing, but for smaller companies across a larger geographical footprint. The two companies believe that they'll be able to offer carriers and phone makers a much broader and more complete set of services. Now that the acquisition is complete, the combined entity will operate as Quality One Wireless.
Turing Robotic Industries Declares Bankruptcy
Feb 7, 2018
Turing Robotic Industries, a company that promised to create a sleek, secure smartphone nearly three years ago, has moved into insolvency. TRI was located in Finland and formed by some ex-Nokia employees.
Apple Finalizes Acquisition of Shazam
Sep 24, 2018
Apple today said it has finalized its acquisition of Shazam. The $400 million deal, first announced in December 2017, was recently cleared to proceed by the EU after delay of several months.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Jun 8, 2017
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion
Apr 7, 2016
Sprint has agreed to sell select network assets to a company called Network LeaseCo and then lease back those assets for an unspecified sum. The move is meant to boost Sprint's cash position and will eventually add $2.2 billion to the company's coffers.