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Groupon Acquires Britely Team To Help Build Local Commerce OS Groupon Acquires Britely Team To Help Build Local Commerce OS

Groupon has acquired MashLogic, the company behind Britely. Britely announced the news on its blog (as first spotted by PandoDaily). It appears that Groupon (which has not announced the acquisition itself) is simply acquiring the company for talent rather than …

Salesforce Acquires Content Integration Solutions Company EntropySoft Salesforce Acquires Content Integration Solutions Company EntropySoft

Salesforce has acquired EntropySoft, a French content integration solutions company. VentureBeat says Salesforce confirmed the deal (the value of which is unknown), but that it will not be making a formal announcement. The EntropySoft home page is displaying the following …

Google Acquires Channel Intelligence To Improve Shopping Experience Google Acquires Channel Intelligence To Improve Shopping Experience

Update: We’ve now received confirmation from Google that it has signed a deal to acquire CI. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We want to help consumers save time and money by improving the online shopping experience. We think Channel Intelligence …

Twitter Reportedly Buying Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs [Updated With Confirmation From Twitter] Twitter Reportedly Buying Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs [Updated With Confirmation From Twitter]

Update: Twitter has now officially announced the acquisition. The company says in a blog post: We believe that Bluefin’s data science capabilities and social TV expertise will help us create innovative new ad products and consumer experiences in the exciting …

IGN, AskMen Sold to j2 Global’s Ziff Davis IGN, AskMen Sold to j2 Global’s Ziff Davis

j2 Global, the parent company of publisher Ziff Davis, announced today that Ziff Davis has acquired IGN entertainment from News Corp. The publisher will take control of IGN, 1UP, AskMen, and other IGN web properties. Ziff Davis is known for …

Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The …

Suda51 Studio Bought by GungHo Online Entertainment

GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), a Japanese publisher, today announced that it has acquired the video game development studio Grasshopper Manufacture. GOE stated that Grasshopper Manufacture will continue to operate under that name, and that games currently under development will not …

Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer
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Samsung Electronics America this week announced that it has agreed to acquire NeuroLogica, a medical imaging equipment company. The company is most well-known for developing portable CT scanners. The price Samsung is paying for the company is unknown, as no …

Crashlytics Becomes Part Of Twitter Crashlytics Becomes Part Of Twitter

Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. Twitter confirmed this via Twitter, and Crashlytics took to its blog to announce the news. Co-founders Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang write: We started Crashlytics a little over a …

Foodspotting Joins OpenTable in $10M Deal, Will Continue to Operate on Standalone Basis Foodspotting Joins OpenTable in $10M Deal, Will Continue to Operate on Standalone Basis

Restaurant reservation powerhouse OpenTable have just announced their intent to acquire food photography-based recommendation app Foodspotting. According to a release, the deal will be for $10 million OpenTable and Foodspotting have been partners for some time already – OpenTable reservations …

Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit

Facebook ecommerce platform company Payvment announced that it is shutting down as its team joins a new, unspecified company. The platform will be shut down on February 28. The company in question is Inuit, according to TechCrunch, though it’s unclear …

Belkin To Acquire Linksys From Cisco Belkin To Acquire Linksys From Cisco

Cisco announced today in a blog post that Belkin will acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. Cisco had been rumored to be looking to get rid of Linksys, and now it appears it has found …

Amazon Acquires IVONA, Makers Of Key Kindle Fire Features Amazon Acquires IVONA, Makers Of Key Kindle Fire Features
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Amazon announced Thursday morning that it has acquired IVONA Software, makers of text-to-speech technologies that power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore By Touch features on Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices. The software maker also provides text-to-speech products and services to …

Cisco To Acquire Intucell For $475 Million Cisco To Acquire Intucell For $475 Million

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire Israel’s Intucell for $475 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Intucell’s product portfolio would be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Group, with the team reporting to the Software and Applications …

SEOmoz’s Acquisition Spree Culminates With AudienceWise SEOmoz’s Acquisition Spree Culminates With AudienceWise

SEOmoz announced that it has acquired AudienceWise, as the latest in a spree of acquisitions kicked off by an $18 million round of funding the company received last year from The Foundry Group and Ignition Partners. Other acquisitions have included …

Yahoo Officially Acquires Snip.it, Ends Snipping Yahoo Officially Acquires Snip.it, Ends Snipping

After reports emerged that Yahoo was getting ready to acquire Snip.it, the companies made it official. Yahoo did not issue a formal announcement, but a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that Snip.it will join Yahoo’s media group. They would …

Etsy Announces Acquisition Of Mixel Etsy Announces Acquisition Of Mixel

Etsy announced today that it has acquired Mixel to have its team work on the Etsy mobile experience. Mixel users can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as the company will keep the Mixel product up and running. Users can …

Yahoo Reportedly About To Acquire Snip.it Yahoo Reportedly About To Acquire Snip.it

Liz Gannes at All Things D is reporting that Yahoo is expected to announce the acquisition of Snip.it this week, based on information from sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the price would be in the “mid …

AT&T to Buy Alltel for $780 Million AT&T to Buy Alltel for $780 Million

Now that wireless providers in the U.S. have blanketed major urban areas with 3G and 4G LTE coverage, the companies will now have to do the hard work of providing wireless data coverage for the potential subscribers spread widely throughout …

LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires “#1 Hunting App” Pealk LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires “#1 Hunting App” Pealk

Today Viadeo, a professional networking social network similar to LinkedIn, announced it has acquired Pealk, the self-styled “#1 Hunting App” for LinkedIn. Pealk was an app designed for HR and managers to cull LinkedIn profiles for potential recruits. It allowed …

Groupon Acquires Deals App Glassmap Groupon Acquires Deals App Glassmap
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Late on Friday, news came out that Groupon has acquired deals app creators Glassmap. The app, which lets users get deals based on interests, location and activity, is available for both iOS and Android. AllThingsD broke the news, with confirmation …