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TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru

TripAdvisor announced today that it has acquired mobile flight info resource GateGuru for an undisclosed price. GateGuru, which has apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, includes information about flights, detailed itineraries, airport info, amenity information, maps, airport tips, rental …

Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki

Yahoo is said to be in the advanced stages of discussion to acquire Qwiki for $50 million. Kara Swisher at All Things D cites sources close to the company. Qwiki launched to the public back in January of 2011, with …

Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee
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Yahoo has acquired conference call company Rondee, marking its second acquisition in a day’s time. As previously reported, Yahoo also acquired Ghostbird Software to roll into its Flickr property. Yahoo will be shutting down Rondee as it folds the team …

Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr
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Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from …

Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’ Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’

Yesterday, reports emerged that Google was on the verge of buying Israel-based navigation company Waze. Today, it’s official. Google has announced that they’ve closed the acquisition. Both Google and Waze make a point to say that Waze will operate independently …

Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition
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Numerous reports have come out indicating that Google is getting ready to buy Israel-based navigation company Waze. After hearing about Facebook getting ready to buy the company for close to a year, talks between those two companies reportedly fizzled out …

Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni
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Yahoo could be getting ready to buy address book app company Xobni, according to a report. Xobni makes the Smartr Contacts app. Liz Gannes at All Things D reports that the two companies have been in talks for quite some …

Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

Salesforce announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement in which it will acquire ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion. Salesforce will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of ExactTarget at $33.75 per share, in cash. Salesforce says …

Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire IT engergy management company JouleX. Cisco says the Atlanta-based company complements its existing portfolio by using capabilities of its network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments. …

Adobe Acquires Ideacodes Team For Creative Cloud Adobe Acquires Ideacodes Team For Creative Cloud

Adobe announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the team behind Ideaclouds, for use in the Creative Cloud department. Ideacodes is a creative consultancy, which Adobe says will help it “continue to create an excellent Creative Cloud experience.” The San …

The Yahoo Acquisition Train Keeps Rolling With PlayerScale The Yahoo Acquisition Train Keeps Rolling With PlayerScale

While we don’t expect it to attract as much attention as the Tumblr acquisition, Yahoo announced that it has acquired gaming platform PlayerScale. That’s not to say it isn’t a big one. “The team has built an incredible gaming platform …

Google Acquires Wind Energy Company Makani Power Google Acquires Wind Energy Company Makani Power
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Back in 2007, Google announced that it would be putting hundreds of millions of dollars into a “strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal.” This included eSolar and Makani …

Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr? Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr?
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On Monday, Yahoo announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the massively popular social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Like most major Internet acquisitions, the move has proven controversial. Is this acquisition going to be good or …

Tumblr Porn Is Here to Stay, Yahoo Won’t Restrict Content Tumblr Porn Is Here to Stay, Yahoo Won’t Restrict Content
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According to one recent analysis, over 11% of Tumblr’s top 200,000 domains are full of “adult” content. Yes, a big part of Tumblr is the porn – it’s not the biggest part by any means, but it’s significant. And ever …

Tumblr Is Full of Porn, Just as We Suspected Tumblr Is Full of Porn, Just as We Suspected
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Before Yahoo announced their plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, some analysts wondered if and to what end the fact that Tumblr is full of porn would affect that decision. Apparently, not too much, as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer …

168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal 168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal

This petition has absolutely no chance of changing Marissa Mayer and David Karp’s minds, but it does show that there is a significant chunk of Tumblr users who are less-than-thrilled with the popular blogging platform’s impending move to Yahoo. As …

Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo
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The news the Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion has brought along its fair share of grumbling from the Tumblr community. Though Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw it up,” Tumblr users are worried that Yahoo will …

Tumblr CEO David Karp on Joining Yahoo: ‘F*ck Yeah’ Tumblr CEO David Karp on Joining Yahoo: ‘F*ck Yeah’
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After a few days of speculation, Yahoo and Tumblr made their deal official this morning. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that her company would acquire popular blogging platform in a $1.1 billion, all cash deal. “We promise not to screw …

Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’ Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’
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It’s official. After rumors swirled last week, Yahoo and Tumblr have announced an agreement that will see Yahoo acquire the popular blogging platform for approximately $1.1 billion (all cash). For comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook wound up …

Yahoo Could Buy or Invest in Tumblr, Talks Have Been ‘Serious’ [REPORT] Yahoo Could Buy or Invest in Tumblr, Talks Have Been ‘Serious’ [REPORT]
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According to a report from Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher at All Things D, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights on wildly popular blogging platform Tumblr. Quoting “sources close to the situation,” Yahoo may be looking to invest in, …

Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort

Twitter has just announced that data visualization company Lucky Sort has just joined the flocked. Terms of the deal have not be released. Lucky sort is a two-year-old data analytics service that “makes huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize …