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Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing

Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based big data platform BlueKai, which offers a solution for personalizing marketing campaigns. According to Oracle, BlueKai has the “world’s largest third party data marketplace to augment a …

Steve Jobs Stamp Coming in 2015, Design Pending Steve Jobs Stamp Coming in 2015, Design Pending

According to USPS documents obtained by The Washington Post, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is set to be memorialized with his own US postage stamp in 2015. He joins Johnny Carson, Elvis Presley, and James Brown as famous Americans set …

Amazon Prime UK Gets a £30 Price Hike, Streaming Video Amazon Prime UK Gets a £30 Price Hike, Streaming Video

Amazon is shaking up the way they package Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM streaming video in UK, and it’s likely going to anger some longtime Amazon Prime users. Starting on February 26th, Amazon Prime will cost UK residents £79 a year–up …

Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard

If your’e an analytics junkie who happens to spend a lot of time running a Google+ page, there’s good news. Google starting to show Analytics metrics right on the Google+ dashboard for sites that are connected. You can see things …

Yes, Tesla Talked to Apple, But Acquisition Is Unlikely Yes, Tesla Talked to Apple, But Acquisition Is Unlikely

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that people at Tesla did meet with people at Apple, but it’s unlikely that any rumored merger will take place. Musk did say that “if” the talks had anything to do with a possible acquisition, …

Google Capital-Backed SurveyMonkey Launches New iOS App Google Capital-Backed SurveyMonkey Launches New iOS App

Google announced its new growth-stage business investment fund Google Capital this week. SurveyMonkey, one of three companies in its portfolio, just announced a new mobile app and SDK. The app is available for iOS, and lets organizations create surveys and …

Sprint Offers Its ‘Framily’ Plan To Small Businesses Sprint Offers Its ‘Framily’ Plan To Small Businesses

In early January, Sprint introduced a new “framily” service plan that allowed users to add up to 10 people to their plan regardless of their actual affiliation. In other words, a customer and 9 friends could all sign up on …

Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B

The big news yesterday afternoon came from Facebook, who announced that they were acquiring popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion–a staggering sum that dwarfs the nearly $1 billion Facebook paid for Instagram back in 2012. But it looks …

Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion

Facebook just announced that it is acquiring WhatsApp for approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion in Facebook shares. The deal also includes an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units bringing the total to …

Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix

eBay announced that it has acquired computer graphics company PhiSix, which creates 3D models of clothing from photos, pattern files and other sources. These graphics, according to the company, can simulate the actual behavior of the clothes, so people can …

3D Systems Buys Digital PlaySpace To Further Its 3D Printed Toy Ambitions 3D Systems Buys Digital PlaySpace To Further Its 3D Printed Toy Ambitions

3D Systems really wants to be in the toy business. In early January, the company purchased Gentle Giant Studios – a company that makes toys based on popular films and other media. Now the 3D printing giant is going after …

Digital Entertainment Revenue Hit $57 Billion in 2013 Digital Entertainment Revenue Hit $57 Billion in 2013

As entertainment increasingly moves online and older entertainment business models continue to struggle with the concept non-physical media, consumers are beginning to enjoy an unprecedented selection of entertainment options – and on their own schedule. Market research firm IHS today …

FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has begun its two-year Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program. The program is meant to streamline some drug importation for select companies so that the FDA can focus its resources …

Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer

Much like Netflix, Hulu does a lot of work everyday behind the scenes to keep everything up and running. It’s none too surprising then that the company would be looking for some world class talent to lead its technology efforts. …

Comcast Deal Impedes Progress Of Netflix Time Warner Cable Talks Comcast Deal Impedes Progress Of Netflix Time Warner Cable Talks

Netflix has made no secret of the fact that it’s trying to get its service available on set-top boxes from cable providers in the U.S. as it has already begun doing in Europe. It’s all about getting on as many …

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Gets The NMA Treatment Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Gets The NMA Treatment

Last week, Comcast announced that it intends to purchase Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. As expected, the announcement was met with criticism from pretty much everybody as words like “anti-trust” and “monopoly” were thrown around while others lamented a …

Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals

Square is reportedly looking to offer more merchants custom rates. According to TechCrunch, the company is “aggressively working to do more custom pricing for merchants, especially chains and big names” as a move to get bigger brands using its services. …

Game of Thrones Trailer “Vengeance” Is Out Game of Thrones Trailer “Vengeance” Is Out

Have you seen the latest trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones? I have and I must say that it looks promising. Of course as a fan of the series (and someone who is impatiently waiting for George …

Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear

Google has acquired SlickLogin for an undisclosed figure. The startup launched only five months ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, and quickly managed to catch the interest of the technology giant. SlickLogin has not even become available to the public yet, but …

Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web

Google is really getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year. Not only did they have a doodle, they had a different doodle for the U.S. than they did the rest of the world, and it was a very …

Yahoo Buys Another Company (Distill) Yahoo Buys Another Company (Distill)

Apparently Yahoo has no intention of stopping its acquisition spree. Just days after news came out that the company has acquired Wander, we learn that it has now acquired recruiting tool maker Distill. The company’s homepage has the announcement: We …