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Amazon acquires UpNext, a 3D mapping upstart

Amazon may be planning to provide its own in-house mapping solution, following a trail recently blazed by Apple. According to GigaOm, the online retailer has snatched UpNext, a four-person, 3D mapping company. Details regarding the deal are being kept quiet…

Seagate invests in DensBits, plans its first consumer SSDs

Seagate has announced a partnership with DensBits, an Israeli company whose "revolutionary" memory controller design may prove useful for upcoming solid-state drives. Seagate made an undisclosed investment in DensBits, stating its plans to improve both consumer and business-class products with…

Rovio buys Futuremark's gaming arm, universal 3DMark in the works

Following positive news regarding the massive success of Angry Birds Space, Rovio announced today that it has acquired Futuremark Games Studio. FSG is the gaming division of well-known benchmark software developer, Futuremark, and is probably best known for its Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon…