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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 …

Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service

It looks like Google is picking up the pace on acquisitions again. Sure, one of them wasn’t real, but earlier this week, there was one legitimate Google acquisition announcement with news that the company has acquired Incentive Targeting. Now, news …

Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues as the company announced today its intent to acquire Cariden, a supplier fo network planning, design and traffic management solutions. Cisco will pay about $141 million for the company. Cisco says the acquisition will allow telecommunications …

Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out

Google has acquired Incentive Targeting, and no the source is not a bogus press release. This one appears legit. The news was even tweeted by Googler Mike Dudas (h/t: TechCrunch): Follow @mdudas Mike Dudas @mdudas Google acquires Incentive Targeting to …

Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had …

Google Buys Wireless Broadband Company ICOA for $400 Million? Nope. Google Buys Wireless Broadband Company ICOA for $400 Million? Nope.
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Update: This seemed kind of fishy from the beginning, but now reports are out that both Google and ICOA have denied that this is real. As noted in our report, the only source of the news seemed to be an …

Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple

Details about Color Labs‘ sale to Apple have emerged in a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Color. The lawsuit shows that Color’s technology team and some Color intellectual property were acquired by Apple last month. The Color website …

GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV

Today, social TV loyalty service Viggle has announced a merger with popular TV check-in app GetGlue. According to a release, Viggle will acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. With the merger, GetGlue will …

Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco continues its acquisition, as the company announced that it intends to acquire Meraki (yet another cloud company). Cisco will pay about $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki is a privately held cloud networking company based in San …

Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies

Dell announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation solutions. With the acquisition, the company has formed the Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization. Dell says it intends to keep Gale Technologies employees, and will continue to …

Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure. The deal would extend the company’s existing data center portfolio. Cisco is paying $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange …

Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch? Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?
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On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative …

Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Priceline announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ( $40 per share of Kayak). Priceline will pay approximately $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed …

George Lucas: When I First Made Star Wars, Everybody Said, “This Is A Movie Disney Should Have Made”

As you have no doubt heard, George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm (and Star Wars) to Disney. A new Star Wars is coming out in 2015. More on the deal here. George Lucas talks about the deal and his thoughts about …

Yahoo Gets More Former Googlers With Stamped Acquisition Yahoo Gets More Former Googlers With Stamped Acquisition
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tweeted about a new acquisition the company has made (the first under her leadership. Yahoo has has acquired mobile recommendation app maker Stamped, which (believe it or not) is made up of former Googlers. Here’s the …

Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results

Yelp has acquired European reviews site Qype. Yelp has acquired all of Qype’s shares, for about €18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, bringing the total purchase price to about $50 million USD. Qype is based …