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Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Google confirmed Monday it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram.

Aug 18, 2014
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Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal

Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors.

Aug 18, 2014
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After breakups, newspapers seek path forward

Following an unprecedented series of spinoffs by major US media companies, the print news industry now faces a rocky future without financial support from deep-pocketed parent firms.

Aug 17, 2014
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Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings

Samsung said Friday it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.

Aug 15, 2014
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Low-cost smartphones boost Android

A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday.

Aug 14, 2014
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