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Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io
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Clutch.io, a company that provides software to help iOS developers design and test their apps, announced today that it has been acquired by Twitter. On its website, the company describes itself as “an easy to integrate library for native iOS …

Google Acquires Sparrow To Make Gmail Better Google Acquires Sparrow To Make Gmail Better
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In Google’s earnings report yesterday, the company mentioned that they would be making smaller acquisitions throughout the year. One of those acquisitions happened today. Sparrow, developers of a popular email app for Mac and iOS, was acquired by Google today. …

Twitter Could be Acquiring Sense Networks Twitter Could be Acquiring Sense Networks
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The company has given no official word on the matter, but there’s a rumor floating around that Twitter might be interested in acquiring New York-based Sense Networks. According to Tech Crunch, the two companies are hammering out the details of …

VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc. VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc.

VMware out of PaloAlto, California just announced a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions and management of IT services across diverse environments. While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the …

Apple Supplier Elpida Bought By Micron Technology Apple Supplier Elpida Bought By Micron Technology

Micron Technology has announced that they have entered into a sponsor agreement to acquire Elpida Memory, Inc. for ¥60 billion ($750 million). Under the agreement Micron assumes all of Elpida’s assets, including its 65% stake in another chip manufacturer, Rexchip. …

Nielsen Acquires Vizu Brand Metrics Measurement Platform Nielsen Acquires Vizu Brand Metrics Measurement Platform

Today, Nielsen, the ratings and research people, announced they have definitive plans to acquire, Vizu, an online advertising performance meter and optimizer. This acquisition is part of Nielsen’s recent commitment to cross-platform advertising measurement. Vizu’s unique solutions will be integrated …

Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider
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Thinkfuse announced today that they are being acquired by Salesforce.com. Thinkfuse is a software-as-a-service provider that allows organizations to turn business communications into useful planning and scheduling tools. While very few details of the acquisition have been disclosed, Thinkfuse will …

Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1.2 Billion Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1.2 Billion
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About ten days ago, we reported that Yammer was in talks with Microsoft to discuss terms of an acquisition. While nothing had been confirmed, it certainly looked like the wheels were set in motion. Today, we learn that Microsoft is …

LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, …

Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion for $200 Million Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion for $200 Million

Today, Motorola Solutions Inc. announced plans to acquire Psion Plc. for around $200 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the fiscal 2012 year. Under the current agreement, Motorola will offer Psion $1.36 per …

Salesforce.Com Acquires ChoicePass Salesforce.Com Acquires ChoicePass

Today, ChoicePass, the employee reward site, announced that it is going to be acquired by enterprise solution provider, Salesforce.com. There haven’t been any financial details of the deal disclosed at this time, but the ChoicePass website will be shutting down …

Sailthru Acquires Seamless Receipts Sailthru Acquires Seamless Receipts

Today, Sailthru announced the acquisition of Seamless Receipts, an electronic receipts specialist. Seamless Receipts brings with them extensive experience providing marketing messages, coupons and other loyalty offers from large clients like Oakley, Burton and Tumi. Their product and service offers …

Microsoft May Acquire Yammer Social Network Microsoft May Acquire Yammer Social Network

Microsoft is in talks with business social networking site, Yammer to discuss an acquisition. Yammer provides enterprise and business customers with all the tools they need to collaborate online. The acquisition would allow Microsoft to compete with other providers like …

Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform

Constant Contact just announced the acquisition of SinglePlatform, a privately owned company focused on business mobile and web discovery. The deal closed yesterday and it cost Constant Contact approximately $65 million in cash, but could also yield SinglePlatform an additional …

Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart
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This morning, Thomson Reuters announced that have definitive plans to acquire cutting-edge mobile platform, Apsmart, out of London. Apsmart is well known for their application designs on iOS and Android systems. They were actually responsible for the first Shazam app. …

Citrix’s Bytemobile Acquisitions Lands Mobile Carriers as Customers Citrix’s Bytemobile Acquisitions Lands Mobile Carriers as Customers

As we reported earlier, Citrix, a cloud-based specialist, has announced their intention to acquire Bytemobile, a video and mobile data solutions provider. The deal will give Citrix a direct line to over 130 mobile carriers in 60 countries around the …

Citrix Enters Mobile & Video Market with Bytemobile Citrix Enters Mobile & Video Market with Bytemobile

Cloud business specialist, Citrix has entered into a definitive deal to acquire mobile solutions provider, Bytemobile. The deal will expand Citrix reach by granting them access to 130 mobile operators in 60 countries worldwide. Furthermore, the partnership allows the companies …

Could Twitter be Acquired by Google in Light of Facebook IPO Fallout? Could Twitter be Acquired by Google in Light of Facebook IPO Fallout?
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Could Twitter be acquired by Google? It seems like a rather outlandish idea, but thanks to the recent flop by Facebook in their efforts to go public, smaller internet companies like Twitter may find acquisition by an established giant like …

Oracle to Buy Cloud-Based Social Monitor, Collective Intellect Oracle to Buy Cloud-Based Social Monitor, Collective Intellect

Today, Software-as-a-Service provider, Oracle announce its plans to acquire Collective Intellect, a cloud-based social media monitor. The addition of Collective Intellect will allow Oracle to offer organizations quicker response to media feedback, more specifically targeted advertising, and a chance to …

Twitter Acquires Nclud for International Facelift Twitter Acquires Nclud for International Facelift

Twitter just acquired some valuable new talent. This morning it was confirmed via Twitter (see tweet below) that indeed they have acquired internet design studio, Nclud. Nclud’s co-founder and director of brand experience Martin Ringlein will be headed out to …

Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete

Back in early May, Zillow announced plans to acquire software solutions provider, RentJuice into its real estate business. The plan was to have the deal complete by early July, but today Zillow announced that the acquisition is complete. The deal …