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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 …

Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com

Demand Media announced on Monday that it has acquired Name.com, a Denver-based domain registrar. The company says the acquisition is intended to expand its platform as it prepares for its release of new Top Level Domains this year. A spokesperson …

Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork

Pinterest has just announced that they have acquired the Pinterest-like recipe startup Punchfork for an undisclosed amount. Punchfork was first launched two years ago, with the mission of “helping home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with …

Microsoft Said To Have Acquired id8 Group R2 Studios Microsoft Said To Have Acquired id8 Group R2 Studios

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, Microsoft has acquired id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. for an unknown price. The company, in addition to Apple and Google had reportedly been in talks …

Adobe Acquires Behance For Creative Cloud Adobe Acquires Behance For Creative Cloud
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Adobe announced today that it has acquired social media platform Behance, which will become part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Adobe SVP and GM David Wadhwani says, “When we launched Creative Cloud earlier this year, we committed that we would give …

Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive …

Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion

Broadband technology company Arris Group announced today that it has acquired Motorola Home from Google. Motorola Home is Motorola Mobility’s set-top box division, and Motorola Mobility was bought by Google back in May 2012 for $12.5 billion. The transaction will …

IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data

IBM announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire StoredIQ, which the company says will help it advance its efforts to help clients derive value from big data and respond more efficiently to litigation and regulations. The company …

Cisco Announces Yet Another Acquisition: BroadHop Cisco Announces Yet Another Acquisition: BroadHop

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire BroadHop, a provider of policy control and service management technology for carrier networks. “With global IP traffic projected to increase threefold over the next five years – after having increased eightfold over …

Sprint Fully Acquires Clearwire for $2.2 Billion Sprint Fully Acquires Clearwire for $2.2 Billion

Sprint announced today that it will acquire the 50% of Clearwire that the company does not already own. Sprint will pay $2.97 per share of Clearwire, spending $2.2 billion for the purchase. The transaction puts Clearwire’s value at around $10 …

Google Reportedly Gets A New M&A Leader Google Reportedly Gets A New M&A Leader

A report from Reuters is out today, saying that “according to a source familiar with the matter,” Google is replacing its head of mergers and acquisitions, David Lawlee, with Don Harrison (pictured), who is currently a lawyer at Google, and …

SEOmoz Acquires GetListed For $3 Million SEOmoz Acquires GetListed For $3 Million
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SEOmoz announced today that it has acquired GetListed.org, a Portland-based software company, for about $3 million in cash and stock. Earlier this year, SEOmoz indicated it would be going on an acquiring and hiring spree. In August, it acquired Twitter …

Yahoo Acquires OnTheAir Video Chat Team Yahoo Acquires OnTheAir Video Chat Team

Yahoo has made another talent acquisition with the pick-up of OnTheAir. Yahoo gave us this statement from SVP Emerging Products & Technology, Adam Cahan: “Hiring the most talented mobile product thinkers and engineers is a big priority for us moving …