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HTC to further support Vive following $1.1 billion Google deal

6 monthes ago   |   By GamesIndustry

Cash made from selling mobile staff to Google will partly be used to fund growth in VR and AR
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HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal

HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's official: Google is buying a big part of HTC's phone team talent for $1.1 billion to further help it with its Pixel phones and who knows what else.
Does this mean it's over for HTC as a phone maker?
Not really. In fact, HTC is getting ready at least one more new flagship for 2018.
“This agreement also supports HTC's continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class ...
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Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

6 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google's rumoured acquisition of part of HTC's phone business is now official. It has paid $1.1 billion to take on some of HTC's staff and hardware expertise, including the team assigned to designing Pixel smartphones.It has also signed an agreement for...
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Google acquires part of HTC for 1.1 billion dollars in an aim to strengthen its hardware business

6 monthes ago   |   By The Mobile Indian

The search-engine giant is buying the HTC team, which was responsible for making Pixel smartphones.
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HTC says it remains committed to Vive and its own smartphones after $1.1B deal with Google

HTC says it remains committed to Vive and its own smartphones after $1.1B deal with Google

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

The $1.1 billion cooperation deal announced today between HTC and Google ended months of speculation, but prompted new questions. Chief among them is if the agreement and cash infusion can save HTC, which has struggled with a series of setbacks and lackluster earnings over the past few years. In a press conference today at HTC's headquarters in Xindian, New Taipei City, the company said...
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Google's Nokia move with HTC made official, but at a knock-down price

6 monthes ago   |   By WMPoweruser

As has been rumoured, Google has made official their purchase of HTC's handset division. The deal would transfer phone development staff from HTC to Google and give Google a non-exclusive licence to HTC's intellectual property. “As a pioneer of the smartphone market, we are very proud of our history of innovation. Our unmatched smartphone value...
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Google bets big on hardware with HTC deal video - CNET

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The company wants to be a big name in phones and hardware, and it just paid HTC $1.1 billion to get there.
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Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google has been struggling to come up with a compelling messaging app for its mobile platform. Two years back, it began work on Allo, a new application for Android users that... Read more ...

ZTE to fight U.S. export ban, threatens legal action

ZTE to fight U.S. export ban, threatens legal action

Just the other day, we passed along the news that the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry Standards was reviving a U.S. export ban that prevents Chinese phone... Read more ...

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

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Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. According to a new report from USA Today, Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. The company... Read more ...

Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over...

Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation to determine whether AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry group GSM Association colluded to prevent... Read more ...

New iPhone SE coming in May without a headphone jack, report says

New iPhone SE coming in May without a headphone jack, report says

Apple is preparing to launch the second-edition iPhone SE this spring, a new report says, and it will come complete with a few radical design changes. The phone will still... Read more ...

The future of SMS - RCS messaging - to be called "Chat", Android is all in

The future of SMS - RCS messaging - to be called "Chat", Android is all in

In a statement to The Verge, Google has confirmed that it plans to put all of Allo's resources into smoothing the way for RCS or Rich Communication Services. This is a new... Read more ...

Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts

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Nintendo is allowing you to buy replacement parts for Nintendo Labo. The company just released Nintendo Labo, its crazy cardboard accessory lineup for the Nintendo Switch... Read more ...

Animations in Windows 10 breath life into a cold, sterile experience - we...

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Microsoft is adding some UI flair to Windows 10, but it still has work to do. How much does adding somewhat frivolous animations to an OS matter? I'm not sure, but I do know... Read more ...

LG reportedly having difficult meeting Apple's supply demand for iPhone LED...

LG reportedly having difficult meeting Apple's supply demand for iPhone LED displays

Apple's goal of minimizing its reliance on Samsung-manufactured iPhone OLED displays has reportedly hit a snag. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal , LG... Read more ...

Apple's Killing Off the iPhone X? Uh, Not So Fast

Apple's Killing Off the iPhone X? Uh, Not So Fast

A Wall Street analyst says Apple will discontinue its flagship iPhone due to low customer demand. But that seems unlikely. Read more ...