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Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

By Josh Wolford March 4, 2015

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and …

Twitter’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Advertisers Twitter’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Advertisers

Twitter announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bangalore-based ZipDial in an effort to make Twitter more accessible around the world. The company says the deal “significantly” increases its investment in India where Twitter is already seeing great …

Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company

Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a company that builds voice recognition and natural language processing tools for developers. It has over 6,000 developers on its platform. The platform is open, which is a quality the startup clearly takes pride in. “For …

News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions

News Corp. announced that it Indian financial site BigDecisions.com. It’s described as a web startup that helps consumers make financial decisions. More specifically, BigDecisions aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions using data and algorithm-based tools. “Our latest …

Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia

Adobe announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire stock photo service Fotolia, which it will integrate into Adobe Creative Cloud. The idea is that it can give users the ability to easily purchase images right from the …

Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis

Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Neohapsis, a company which offers network, cloud, and app security, as well as IT risk and compliance services. Cisco says it will use the acquisition to help customers build security capabilities and overcome …

AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible

AOL announced that it has acquired video management and exchange platform Vidible to expand its global scale in video distribution, discovery, and management. More specifically, AOL says the pick-up enables it to expand its video stack with new video content …

Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli

Microsoft just announced it has acquired mobile email app provider Acompli, which currently has apps for both Android and iOS. Microsoft says the move is part of its effort to “help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,” an effort …

Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt

Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, makers of the photo app of the same name as well as BeamIt. Cooliris announced the news on its website, where it said: Cooliris is passionate about creating fast, fluid mobile experiences for content and communication …

Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free

Google has acquired RelativeWave, makers of Form, a mobile app protyping application for Mac. RelativeWave announced the news on its website with the following message: I’m very excited to announce that the RelativeWave team is joining Google to continue the …

The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too

Popular comedy sites are putting themselves on the market left and right. Well, really just two – but they’re two important properties. Fresh off the news that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die has hired a financial advisor to evaluate their …

Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will …

Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale

Could Funny or Die be up for sale? According to a report from Bloomberg, the online comedy site has “hired a financial adviser to evaluate options including a possible sale” In a memo to employees, CEO Dick Glover said that …

Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Acquisition Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Acquisition

All the way back in January, Google announced that it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. On Thursday, the acquisition was completed. This includes the Motorola brand and portfolio of smartphones, such as Moto X, Moto G, …

Yelp Acquires French Review Site Cityvox Yelp Acquires French Review Site Cityvox

Investors have been concerned about Yelp’s international business, and Yelp seems to be doing everything it can to reverse that. The company announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site, which specializes in restaurants and …

Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year, has acquired Revolv, another smart-home device maker. According to Liz Gannes at Re/code, the deal just closed, and but the terms are undisclosed. Revolv says in a message on its homepage, “We have …

Yelp Acquires German Review Site Restaurant-Kritik Yelp Acquires German Review Site Restaurant-Kritik

Yelp announced that it has acquired Hamburg-based restaurant review company Restaurant-Kritik, which means Yelp will control more of the online review scene in Germany. Yelp plans on integrating the content from the site into Yelp Germany. It’s unclear whether the …