Apple Acquisitions

Apple Slows Pace of Buying Startups in the Past Two Years: Report

According to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has significantly restricted its acquisitions of other companies since the beginning of 2021. The Cupertino, California-based company spent roughly $200 million USD on acquisitions from the beginning of its fiscal 2021 to date. In comparison, Apple paid $1.5 billion towards acquisitions in its fiscal 2020 alone. [caption...

Apple’s Acquisitions Since 2018 Show Huge Investments in AR/VR and AI

Market intelligence platform CB Insights recently compiled information on all of Apple's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships since the start of 2018 to try and glean the company's current areas of interest (via Apple 3.0). The data not only makes for an interesting infographic but also gives us a glimpse into Apple's plans for the future....

Apple Attempted to Buy Rap-Battle Music Platform Verzuz: Bloomberg

Before the video network Triller acquired live streaming music platform Verzuz back in March, Apple made an attempt to buy the rap-battle site, Bloomberg is reporting. For those who don’t know, Verzuz lets users live stream rap battles and other musical showdowns. It was created by rappers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, and is backed by...

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired AR and Computer Vision Company Camerai

Camerai, an augmented reality and camera tech company based out of Israel, is believed to have been quietly acquired and shut down by Apple, TechCrunch is reporting. Formerly known as Tipit, the startup's employees have already joined Apple’s computer vision team and the company’s technology has been incorporated into Apple products. From being founded in 2015,...

Apple Buys Imaging Sensor Startup InVisage Technologies

InVisage Technologies, an imaging sensor startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices such as smartphones, has been acquired by Apple. As reported by TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson has also confirmed the acquisition with the following 'customary’ statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss...

Apple Quietly Acquires French Computer Vision Startup ‘Regaind’

Citing multiple sources familiar with the matter, TechCrunch is reporting that Apple has acquired a small French-based computer vision startup ‘Regaind’. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans”, said Apple in a statement confirming the acquisition. The source claims that Apple may have acquired Regaind earlier...

Apple’s ‘Arrogance’ Hampering Big Acquisitions: Report

Citing people who have worked on acquisitions with the company, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has been struggling for years to pull off bigger deals because of its reluctance to work with external advisers like investment banks, and inexperience in closing and integrating large takeovers. Analysts are now saying that Apple needs at least one big acquisition to...

Apple May Acquire Sonder for its Dynamic Keyboard Technology [Report]

Amid reports of a prototype Apple 'magic keyboard’, Tim Cook has met with the CEO of Australian tech company Sonder, a pioneer in dynamic, customisable keyboards, The Guardian is reporting. The source claims that Apple may be interested in acquiring the company for its dynamic keyboard tech, found in the company's smart keyboard that can be customised to accommodate...

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Social Networking App Path

According to a report by Pando Daily, Apple is reportedly in late-stage talks to acquire social networking app ‘Path’ in an effort to boost its social portfolio after the failure of Ping. The unnamed source claims that the deal has almost been finalized between the two parties. “It’s almost done, if not signed already, but it’s essentially a...

Digital Album Sales Go Down Following Apple’s Beats Acquisition

According to the latest data from Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, who measure music sales and music streams respectively, overall album sales including physical and digital media, are down 14.9%, with digital album sales going down 11.6%, following Apple's purchase of Beats Music. Meanwhile, on-demand streaming audio has surged 50.1% in the first six months of 2014 (via AppleInsider). Nielsen’s data...