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  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber

    Uber announces UberPool

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber announces UberPool, which lets riders share rides based on proximity.




  • California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Robin Williams

    Death

    California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On August 11, 2014, Williams died by suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.




  • California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring SmartThings

    California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    On 14 August 2014, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a fast-growing home automation startup. The company isn't releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 million pricetag when first caught word of the deal in July 2014.




  • Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring Quietside LLC

    Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    On 19 August 2014, Samsung said it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. A Samsung Electronics spokesman said the South Korean company acquired 100 percent of Quietside, but declined to elaborate on the price or other details.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch for $970 million.




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