Taiwanese Investment Commission approves HTC/Google deal

Marvin, 18 December 2017

Back in September, HTC and Google announced a deal worth $1.1 billion which gives Google access to HTC’s intellectual properties and some of HTC’s hardware team to help develop the next Pixel devices and further develop HTC's VR division with products like the Vive.

This weekend, the Taiwanese Investment Commission (similar the US’s anti-trust regulators) has approved the deal taking place between the Google search giant and the Taiwanese smartphone maker.

The deal’s approval has caused the shares to spike up when the stock market opened on Monday morning, stocks could rise even more once the deal is completed in 2018.

With HTC’s new partnership with Google, the Taiwanese company could make a grand comeback in the States. Also, Google’s partnership with HTC shows that the Mountain View-based company is invested in the nation of Taiwan. 2018 will definitely be an interesting year for both HTC and Google.

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Reader comments

Words "Audiophile" and "MP3" do not belong in a sentence together, I hope you realize this. Neither does Bluetooth. Besides, audiophile grade headphones cost a huge amount of money anyways, so that is not the problem. ;) If you mean for a u...

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USB-C are way more expensive, and for audiophiles, they wont even consider it because all the USB-Cs headphones are just terrible, even more when u factor in the price itself. sure they bring some features but paying that much, ud rather just g...

I'm starting to think that people who are moaning about the 3.5mm port being gone, are just misinformed or even worse - sheeple. It does not mean that you have to use Bluetooth (like Apple). Just use the USB-C earphones! They come with the phone!

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